Lakeshore RV Park is in the heart of Chelan, WA, bordering a gorgeous 50-mile glacial fed lake aptly named, Lake Chelan. RV sites boasts full hookups for $34/night (value season) to $65/night (peak season) and tent sites range from $27/night (value season) to $35 (peak season). Full list of rates.
We spent the last week of August 2018, vacationing in Lake Chelan, WA, and it has taken me ten months to put the review to the keyboard because I’m just now able bring myself to relive the horror. We found ourselves broken down on the side of the highway in Entiat, pulling our Coachman Freedom Express 257BHS. We straddled the white line of a tiny, practically nonexistent shoulder in 90-degree heat on day 1 of our vacation. Oil gushed out of the bell housing of our tow vehicle. One child cried from the backseat, “More screen time,” while the other threw a vicious tantrum because we wouldn’t let her jump out while semi’s barreled past us. The summer forest fire season was in full effect and while our eyes burned from poor air quality, our cash was about to burn from our wallets. I’ll post the whole ordeal in the coming days, but for now, please enjoy my Lakeshore RV Park review below.
Family summertime activities are the bread and butter of this seasonal tourist destination popular with Seattlites craving the sun and Spokane residents looking for an affordable Coeur d’Alene alternative. Everyone from all corners of the state and beyond enjoy the dry warm air and welcoming community.
Within walking distance of Lakeshore RV Park:
- Don Morse Memorial Park has a scrumptious sandy beach and grass area for all-day lakeside lounging.
- A block toward town is the City of Chelan Putting Course (this putt-putt puts all others to shame)
- LakeRider Sports (go-karts) is fun for the kiddos, comical for tall people.
- Shoreline Watercraft and Boat Rental will happily take your money in exchange for something that goes vroom.
- If delicious hometown pizza is your thing, we can’t say enough about Company Creek Pizza across the street to the entrance of the RV Park. The atmosphere is modest, but the flavor of the food will make your eyes roll back in your head.
- Also across the street is Chelan Lanes. When you walk through the doors of this old-school bowling alley, buckle up for a ride back to the early 1980’s. Fun for all ages.
- Don’t miss the variety store. One of the few places you’ll find overpriced plastic crap you’ll actually want.
- There is a Starbucks in town.
- Forest fires during the high season are a real concern here. The air quality declines rapidly and you will incur cancellation fees if the smoke is enough to deter you (see mid-day photos below).
- There is a Starbucks in town. (It’s a pro and a con)
- If a water park with rambunctious screaming children is your thing, I suggest Slidewaters. Best when coupled with hot weather (photos below).
- Wine. Seriously. Grab a designated driver, leave the kids with grandma and drink your way through the vineyards. In the photo below, my friend Danielle is pointing out something terribly funny (likely of the falling cow variety), at the Lake Chelan Winery. Special mention to Tsillian Cellars (possibly the most elaborate koi pond in Eastern Washington) and Karma (ask for a flight).
Good to know:
- It’s busy during the high season. Lakeshore RV Park is one of only a few full hookup parks servicing the area. We highly recommend making reservations 9 months in advance.
- Cellphone coverage in the surrounding area is less than stellar.