Chelan Ranger District


Lake Chelan Winter


Split by the 55 mile Lake Chelan, the Chelan Ranger District borders the Entiat Ranger District to the south along the Chelan Mountains divide and the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area and the Methow Ranger District to the north as part of the Lake Chelan- Sawtooth Wilderness Area.

Chelan Ranger District offers unique recreational opportunities on Lake Chelan and miles of recreational trails for all ages and experience levels. There are recreation opportunities for mountain bikers, hikers, motorcyclists, backpackers, hunters, fishermen, bird watchers and more.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: See Current Conditions Page
Operational Hours: Monday through Friday 7:45am to 4:30pm with a one hour closure for lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Permit Info:
Closest Towns: Chelan, WA
Passes: Some trailheads require a valid recreation pass. Check our Recreation Passes and Permits page for details.
Information Center: Chelan Ranger District

General Information


428 W. Woodin Avenue
Chelan, WA 98816-9724
(509) 682-4900 (Voice/TTY)
Fax: (509) 682-9004

General Notes:

Brochures and Fliers:

Winter Recreation:

Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area season passes are available at the Chelan Ranger District office and through the Lake Chelan Nordic Ski Club in mid-November!

For the latest grooming reports at Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area visit the Lake Chelan Nordic Ski Clud site:

See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site for Chelan area SnoParks. This site has maps and information about groomed trails, passes you will need (Discover or SnoPark pass) and other updates.


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