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Encyclopedia > Lake Chelan National Recreation Area

Lake Chelan National Recreation Area is a U.S. National Recreation Area located near the Canadian border in Chelan County, Washington. It encompasses an area of approximately 61,000 acres (248 kmĀ²) including the northern end of Lake Chelan and the surrounding area of the Stehekin Valley. National Recreation Area is a designation for a protected area in the United States usually centered on large reservoirs and emphasizing water-based recreation for a large number of people. ... Canada and the United States of America share the longest common border among any two countries that is not militarized or actively patrolled. ... Chelan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Official language(s) None Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 18th 184,824 km² 385 km 580 km 6. ... An acre is an English unit of area, which is also frequently used in the United States and some Commonwealth countries. ... Lake Chelan is a narrow, 56-mile-long lake in Chelan County, northern Washington state, USA. It is fed by streams from the Cascade Range and is the third deepest freshwater lake in the country, at 1,541 feet. ...


Lake Chelan NRA is adjacent to the North Cascades National Park and is managed together with that park and the nearby Ross Lake National Recreation Area by the National Park Service (NPS). Stehekin, a small town located within the park with fewer than 100 permanent residents, is only accessible by ferry or floatplane from Lake Chelan or by hiking through the Cascade Range at least 20 miles. During the summer months, an off-road bus service operated by the NPS carries weary hikers to the town from the Pacific Crest Trail. Looking toward Magic Mountain from the Cascade Pass trail North Cascades National Park is a U.S. National Park located in Washington state. ... Ross Lake from Desolation Peak Ross Lake National Recreation Area is the most accessible part of the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... Stehekin, Washington is a small town in Chelan County, Washington. ... The Pride of Burgundy, a P&O Ferries car ferry on the Dover-Calais route A ferry is a boat or a ship carrying passengers, and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services. ... A DeHavilland Single Otter floatplane in Harbour Air livery A seaplane is an aircraft designed to take off and land on water. ... Mount Adams in Washington The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanoes called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ... View of Ansel Adams Wilderness along Pacific Crest Trail The Pacific Crest Trail is a long-distance mountain hiking and equestrian trail that runs from the United States border with Mexico to its border with Canada. ...


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The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ...


 
 

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