Stehekin, Washington - Pictures
Images from Stehekin, Washington State (Lake Chelan)
Stehekin School (1) -
Middle school at Stehekin, WA.
Stehekin is a small community of a few hundred people at the head
of Lake Chelan on the east foothills of the Cascade mountains in
Washington state. Stehekin river has created a deep, narrow and
long lake on a glacier-carved valley.
There is a post-office, a lodge, a restaurant, a bakery, a good
visitor center (Golden West visitor center) with National Park
Service staff and a middle school.
You can travel to Stehekin by boat (Lady of the Lake) or by
plane. Boat ride is fun. Lake Chelan is the third deepest
lake in the US (behind Crater Lake and Lake Tahoe).
Apart from North Cascased Stehekin lodge, there is a few other
lodging options such as Stehekin Valley Ranch, Silver Bay Inn,
some cabins and also public campgrounds.
Food is available from only a few places (the restaurant at the
North Cascades lodge, the ranch, the bakery), but I found that you
can pretty good food. You don't have to take your meals with you,
but you will want to take snacks with you when you are visiting
Stehekin School (2) -
Middle school (log houses) at Stehekin, WA
Finding a teacher must have been quite hard as it would be
someone who likes to live in the village with not many
Rainbow Falls, Stehekin, WA -
After a quick bicycle ride - about 3miles from the dock
Bicycles are best way to visit around Stehekin (Rainbow falls, the
bakery, Stehekin school and a number of other beautiful place
upstream the Stehekin river). Bike rentals are available just
outside the lodge and at about a hundred yards from the lodge.
A shuttle bus runs a few times daily between the village and
the "end of road" upstream the Stehekin river. A trail continues
upstream all the way to state highway-2. There is a number of
campgrounds on this trail. The ranger at the visitor center
recommended a number of beautiful daytrips and backpacking
trips in the North Cascades. I plan to visit Stehekin again
a couple of times.
Stehekin River -
View of Stehekin River from the bridge.
View of Stehekin River from the bridge about 2 miles upstream the
river from the dock. This bridge is located at the crossing near
Golden West Visitor Center Building, Stehekin -
Visitor Center building at Stehekin, Washington.
The visitor center has a movie show, a nice 3-D model of the North
Cascades national park, friendly NPS staff, lot of maps and other
information for hikers and backpackers.
Lake Chelan, Stehekin, WA -
Lake Chelan at Stehekin Village, Washington
Lake Chelan, Stehekin, WA -
Another view of Lake Chelan at Stehekin
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