Lake Wenatchee, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington, USA

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Lake Wenatchee, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington, USA

Lake Wenatchee vacation rentals

Find watcha want on Lake Wenatchee

For simply spectacular scenery, you can't beat a vacation in Lake Wenatchee. Surrounded by Wenatchee National Forest, Lake Wenatchee sits on the eastern slopes of Washington States's epic Cascades Mountain Range. Many Lake Wenatchee vacation rentals overlook the lake and have private decks and boat docks. But there's more to Lake Wenatchee than meets the eye. Go hiking in the state park, take a boat out and explore the lake's many rocky beaches, or kick back with a barbecue on your own private deck. A vacation in Lake Wenatchee provides all the main ingredients for some great family memories.

Lovin' life on Lake Wenatchee

A dream destination for the active set, a Lake Wenatchee vacation is all about the great outdoors. Whether you come to waterski or kayak on the glacial-fed lake, or simply relax with a picnic on a sandy beach, Lake Wenatchee has it all. Book a guided hike of the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, or go horseback riding along the lakefront trails in Lake Wenatchee State Park; there's something for every age and every ability. The small Bavarian-style town of Leavenworth has several family-run restaurants, quaint gift shops and bars, and an apres-ski scene in winter.

Steins and ziplines - a taste of Bavaria in the Cascade Mountains

On the lake's eastern banks is Lake Wenatchee State Park. Surrounded by the peaks of the Cascade Mountains, in the summer it's the perfect spot to go hiking and horseback riding along the lakefront trails. You can also rent boats and kayaks. In winter, the park becomes a popular cross-country skiing destination. A scenic 20-mile drive south of the lake is Leavenworth, a charming Bavarian-themed village with alpine-style houses and restaurants serving steins of frothy German beer. It's also home to the quirky Nutcracker Museum, which displays nutcrackers dating back several centuries.

Wen (atchee) the wind blows

Lake Wenatchee is a great outdoor destination at anytime of the year. In the summer months, it's overrun with visitors who come to make the most of the clear, glacial-fed waters. Temperatures reach a balmy 85 degrees, and days are long and dry. But come winter, when the mercury drops below freezing and brings plenty of snow, it becomes a sparkling winter wonderland, attracting skiers and hikers. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall are some of the nicest times by the lake. The temperatures are a comfortable 60-70 degrees, although there is an increased chance of rain.

Where the wild things are in Washington State

Situated on the lower eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in the heart of Washington State, Lake Wenatchee is a beautiful glacier-fed lake surrounded by the Wenatchee National Forest. It has its own state park, which is split into north shore and south shore, and separated by the Wenatchee River. Hikers and climbers are blessed with a wealth of options in and around the lake. Throughout the year, the mountains are home to an abundance of indigenous wildlife, including black bear, cougar, and moose. If you're lucky, you may even spot the elusive gray wolf.