We continued on to Chelan with the idea we would park at the ferry parking lot. The Lady of the Lake makes daily cruises to the little village of Stehekin at the very end of the lake. We checked on the parking and were told although we could park overnight the city ordinance prohibited any over night camping on any street, parking lot etc. and apparently they were very strict. We turned around and ended up parking at the casino in Manson, a few miles away. I call Chelan the city of "no". No parking, No swimming in the lake, no skate boards, no RVs, etc. Not really RV friendly. They want you to stay in the city, county, and state parks for big bucks. Lake Chelan is about 52 miles long and the road ends on the south shore after about 25 miles at a state park.
Lake Chelan National Recreation Area is located at the end of the lake and Stehekin is considered a gateway to wilderness. The cruise to Stehekin turned out to be a really relaxing day. The only thing that would have made it better would have been clear skys. Due to the fires, it was really smokey and everyone was complaining about it. The only way to get to the village of Stehekin is by boat, plane, or hiking in. The Pacific Crest Trail crosses about 10 miles from the village.
The Lady of the Lake ferry.
The Stehekin Landing. See how smokey it is