Lake Chelen, Washington

If you take the ferry from Chelan, Washington, to Stehekin, Washington, you make a stop at Lucerne. This unincorporated group of cabins is a summer vacation spot for a select group of cabin owners. It’s also the landing place for anyone heading to Holden Village, “a place for all who seek rest and renewal.”

Lucerne was named after Lucerne, Switzerland by an early settler. The smoke coming from someone’s burning log pile gives the feel of a summer campfire. The year after this photo was taken the forest behind, and all along the lake, burned. Fortunately, Lucerne and Holden Village escaped the destruction.

If you venture into Central Washington, plan to spend a few days in the Chelan region and take the ferry ride. It’s a full day excursion and worth the time and money. The lake is 50.5 miles long and the ferry ride is a relaxing journey with the pleasure of an enjoyable, although short, stop at Stehekin before taking the return journey.

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Garth Roberts

As a child I liked to explore. My fascination with new places, people and concepts continues. This blog is my venue for sharing what I experience.

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