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5 More Fun Facts About The Lake Wenatchee Area

Lake Wenatchee Area

The Lake Wenatchee Area is one of the more beautiful parts of North Central Washington. It is home to vacation homes, small communities, and even a state park. It’s very easy to have a great time in the Lake Wenatchee Area regardless of what time of year it is.

We did some fun facts about the Lake Wenatchee Area before:

5 Fun Facts About The Lake Wenatchee Area

Because it was so popular, here are five more fun facts about the Lake Wenatchee Area.

The Local Airport

Just north of Lake Wenatchee State Park is Lake Wenatchee State Airport. The airport features a turf runway that is 2,473 feet in length.

Logging Routes

Logging in the Lake Wenatchee area began shortly after the first settlers became established there. Logs were brought to Leavenworth by two main routes, either via the Wenatchee River during the high spring water or on the small Peavine Rail that was built right along the Chumstick Highway.

Name That Island

The island that sits in Lake Wenatchee, righ above where the Wenatchee River leaves it, is named Emerald Island.

Maximum Capacity

Lake Wenatchee State Park features just under 200 campsites, plus a large family campsite. Many of these sites are reservable online at: &&

Local Communities

There are several small unincorporated communities and former communities in the Lake Wenatchee Area. Some of these names include Telma, Coles Corner, Chumstick, Winton, Merritt, and Plain. Most of those who live in the area carry a Leavenworth mailing address.

5 Fun Facts About The Lake Wenatchee Area

Lake Wenatchee State Park

The Lake Wenatchee Area is located in the Cascade Mountains, to the west of Leavenworth and east of the Stevens Pass summit. This is a popular vacation spot at all times of the year and features Lake Wenatchee State Park among other attractions. With lots of cabin and vacation rental options, it’s no wonder so many people go there year after year.

Here are five fun facts about the Lake Wenatchee Area.

Fish On!

A popular fishing destination in the Lake Wenatchee Area is Fish Lake, located just north of Lake Wenatchee State Park. Three main fish species are fished for there by both local and visiting anglers: Rainbow Trout, German Brown Trout, and Yellow Perch.

Public Access

There are three government run park facilities on the shores of Lake Wenatchee. Glacier View Campground is on the southwestern end of the lake and is operated by the United States National Forest. Lake Wenatchee State Park is on the east end of the lake and is divided into two sections by the Wenatchee River right where it leaves the lake.

Where’d That Post Office Go?

The community of Plain was home to a post office that serviced the Lake Wenatchee area from 1916 to 1936.

What’s In A Name?

Prior to taking on the name of Plain, this small town was originally known as Beaver Valley.

Water In – Water Out

Lake Wenatchee is filled mainly by the water from the White River and the Little Wenatchee River. The water from the lake drains out through the Wenatchee River which leads all the way to Wenatchee before emptying into the Columbia River.