Family-friendly Activities in Lake Chelan [2022]

by | May 19, 2022 | Things to Do

Family of four embracing one another in front of a sunset

Having grown up around Lake Chelan, we’ve experienced a lot of its beauty and all the fantastic, family-friendly things that the surrounding area has to offer. No matter what season of the year it is, there’s always an amazing adventure waiting to be experienced while you and your family take in the glorious landscape of mountains, trees, and the lake!

To make your trip that much more spectacular, we’ve compiled a list of some great family-friendly activities we enjoy doing and think you will too during your next visit. 

Here are some suggestions of exciting things to do with your family around Lake Chelan.

Riding Bikes

Two family friendly electric bikes in Lake Chelan

If you’re looking for a great way to take in all of the sites and charm around Lake Chelan without using a vehicle, we have just the thing for you and the entire family to enjoy.

After checking in with us at the Lodge, head 5 minutes walking distance down the road to By Cycle Adventures and rent yourself and the family some electric bikes.

Whether you’re pedaling or set for cruise mode, zipping around on these electric bikes around Lake Chelan is a classic way of uncovering all the North Shore’s gems.

Activities on the Lake

Dock on the Lake Chelan shoreline during a sunny day

I think it’s safe to say that spending a lot of time in the crystal blue water or soaking up some sunshine on the lakeshore is at the top of your family’s activity list whenever you visit Lake Chelan.

However, it may get a bit overwhelming trying to find a spot near the lake that is not too crowded with other visitors.

Luckily, we have a few spot recommendations that are great for avoiding the crowds so you and your family can enjoy one another and the tranquility of your surroundings. 

Rent a Boat

One of the best ways to experience all of this great lake is by renting a boat and venturing along the 55 miles of blue water on Lake Chelan.

The most convenient spot to rent a boat from, and is only 7 minutes walking distance from the Lodge, is Shoreline Watercraft located right at  Manson Bay Marina. There you can find a great assortment of boats, jet skis, and even paddleboards.

After renting a boat, you and the family are free to roam the entire lake and discover new shoreline spots for a nice picnic.

Manson Bay Park 

This spot is a great place to bring the family if you’re looking for a great site with a nice grassy field next to the shoreline, a lifeguard, a large dock for jumping, diving, playing, and even free swim lessons.

Manson Bay Park is a short walk from the Lodge and a great spot that offers fantastic views of the surrounding landscape and a great place to swim during summer.

Chelan Falls Park

You and the family don’t want to miss this next spot. Located in Chelan Falls, roughly 22 minutes driving distance from the Lodge, Chelan Falls Park has it all. Great parking, 33 acres of beautiful beach-like areas with access to the warm Columbia River for swimming, a large grassy area to enjoy, shoreline trails, a boat launch, and even a tennis court if you and the family are feeling competitive.

Chelan Falls Park is the spot if you’re looking for a nice, secluded area to lay some beach towels down.

Slide Waters Water Park 

Family friendly lazy river at a water park with Lake Chelan in the background

This last recommendation will be a real treat for the whole family to enjoy together!

If you’re looking for thrills, slide over to Slide Waters Water Park and get tubular. 

This 19 attraction water world has something for everyone of all ages:

  • State of the art citywave® wave pool for safe and controlled surfing
  • A lazy river so you can go with the flow
  • A zero-depth beach area to splash around in
  • A variety of slides if you feel like going fast
  • Tube rides for the real thrill-seekers
  • A sandy area to play volleyball
  • Food areas, beer & wine, specialty coffee, and other luscious drinks

Be sure to book your spot at Mountain View Lodge and Resort before hitting the slides.

Family Vacation  

Silhouette of a family of six jumping up on top of a moountain with a sunset in the background

Experience these great activities with your family during your next vacation and make Lake Chelan your new permanent vacation getaway. 

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. Be sure to reserve your family vacation with us while vacancies are available.

If you’re looking for some great deals and packages, look no further! 

Choose from a variety of specials we have available this spring!

30% Off Anniversary Special!

We’re celebrating 30 years of business at The Lodge by offering our guests an unprecedented 30% off your stay! That’s right! We’re sharing gratitude for all the years of support and love you’ve given us with this promotion of the decade.

“Stay and Say I Do” Package

Stay at the Lodge and SAY I DO! Get a two-night stay and micro-wedding package starting at $500. Includes a room for bride and groom with a champagne toast, outdoor or indoor ceremony options, flowers, photos, decor, officiant, and day-of coordinator.

If you need help planning your Memorial Day trip, call us at (509) 687-9505. Also, check us out on Instagram and Facebook. We are constantly posting about unique events around Lake Chelan, along with great places to go and experience during your trip.