Two ferry companies provide passenger service to Stehekin.
By Foot or Horseback
For a wilderness adventure, hike or horseback into the Stehekin Valley. Multiple routes traverse the surrounding wilderness areas. All overnight stays in the backcountry require a backcountry permit available through the Wilderness Information Center in Marblemount.
There are over 16 public docks along Lake Chelan including four in the National Recreation Area. A dock permit is required for boaters using the federal docks from May 1 to October 31 ($5 daily or $40 for the season). This fee helps pay for maintenance costs. Passes can be obtained at the Chelan Ranger Station or from local vendors in Chelan or Stehekin. For more information about the Federal Dock Permit, click here. No personal watercraft (such as Jet Skis) are allowed in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.
Last updated: July 15, 2021