North Cascades National Park, Washington
The North Cascades are one of the most unspoiled tracts of country in the United States. Anglers, walkers and nature lovers are all well catered for in the North Cascades National Park on the Canadian border. A drive through the National Park on the WA 20 is rewarded with some fantastic views. Anyone wanting to experience highlights like Ross Lake at close quarters however must don their walking boots.
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area is home to one of the deepest lakes in the United States. Lake Chelan measures 1,500 ft / 450 m deep in some areas. The Lake Chelan National Recreation Area actually only takes in the northern end of the lake, which is a popular spot for boating, fishing, and camping.
The small resort town of Chelan is located at the southern end of Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. It is a great summer destination with beaches and a range of activities.
Lake Chelan Museum
The Lake Chelan Museum is located in the Seafirst Bank Building in the downtown area of Chelan. On display are items related to the pioneering days and Native American history in the area (Chelan Falls, Chelan, Manson, Holden and Stehekin). The Lake Chelan Museum also has a large collection of photographs and film.
Starting at the south end of the Park and extending many miles south-eastwards, Lake Chelan is a paradise for fishing and watersports.
The small town of Manson is located in central Washington on the Shores of Lake Chelan, and calls itself the "Village on the Bay". The town hosts a popular spring time festival, the Apple Blossom Festival, featuring a parade and all kinds of activities.
Sedro-Woolley - Ross Lake National Recreation Area
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