Fishing and Boating

We want you to safely enjoy fishing and boating on the Columbia River and Lake Chelan for many years to come.

Please remember that public safety and security of the dam require that areas within 400 feet of the dam be off limits to boats and those fishing from the river bank.

Boaters on the Columbia River

Know before you go!

River conditions can change rapidly. Make sure to check river flows and levels before leaving shore.

Public Boat Ramps on the Columbia

Below are the elevations at the bottom of each boat ramp. As river levels fluctuate, boaters are asked to take these elevations into consideration before launching a boat.

Site name Site manager Nearest city Launch type End of ramp elevation Status
Beebe Park Chelan PUD Chelan 2 concrete ramps 700.33 ft. Open
Chelan Falls Park Chelan PUD Chelan 2 concrete ramps 701 ft. Open
Daroga State Park * WA State Parks Chelan 2 concrete ramps 700.17 ft. Open 
Entiat Park City of Entiat Entiat 2 concrete ramps 700.78 ft. Open 
Lincoln Rock State Park * WA State Parks East Wen. 3 concrete ramps 697.45 ft. Open
Orondo River Park Port of Douglas Chelan 2 concrete ramps 700.3 ft. Open
Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park Chelan PUD East Wen. 2 concrete ramps 1) 608.97 ft.
2) 603.45 ft.
Open
Wenatchee Confluence Park * WA State Parks Wenatchee 2 concrete ramps 608.37 ft. Open
Wenatchee Riverfront Park Chelan PUD Wenatchee 2 concrete ramps 609.57 ft. Open

*Fee or Discover Pass required

Public Boat Ramps on Lake Chelan

Below are the elevations at the bottom of each concrete boat ramp. As lake levels fluctuate, boaters are asked to take these elevations into consideration before launching a boat.

Site name Site manager Nearest city Launch type End of ramp elevation Status
Chelan Riverwalk Chelan PUD Chelan 2 concrete ramps 1,080.5 ft. Open
Lake Chelan State Park * WA State Parks Chelan 1 concrete ramp 1,081 ft. Open
Lakeshore Marina City of Chelan Chelan 2 concrete ramps 1,080 ft. Open 
Manson Bay Park Manson Parks Manson 1 concrete ramp 1,077.9 ft. Open
Old Mill Park Manson Parks Manson 4 concrete ramps 1,082.9 ft. TEMPORARY CLOSURE: The launch will be closed April 2nd to May 18th of 2018 for repaving and maintenance.
25-mile Creek State Park WA State Parks Chelan 2 concrete ramps 1,093 ft. Open

*Fee or Discover Pass required