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.

 



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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 Depth of water at end of ramp Status
Beebe Park Chelan PUD Chelan
Chelan Falls Park Chelan PUD Chelan
Daroga State Park WA State Parks Chelan
Entiat Park City of Entiat Entiat
Lincoln Rock State Park WA State Parks East Wen.
Orondo River Park Port of Douglas Chelan
Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park Chelan PUD East Wen.

Wenatchee Confluence Park WA State Parks Wenatchee
Wenatchee Riverfront Park Chelan PUD Wenatchee

*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 Depth of water at end of ramp Status
Chelan Riverwalk Chelan PUD Chelan
Lake Chelan State Park WA State Parks Chelan
Lakeshore Marina City of Chelan Chelan
Manson Bay Park Manson Parks Manson
Old Mill Park Manson Parks Manson
25-mile Creek State Park WA State Parks Chelan

*Fee or Discover Pass required