Entiat Washington – Gateway to Recreation

Small Axial Washington Association at Centermost of Outdoor Recreation

Entiat, Washington has continued been accepted as the “gateway to recreation”. And there’s a actual acceptable acumen for this moniker… there are so abounding adjacent places to go to adore the outdoors, wildlife and recreation. And with the region’s abundant altitude of brilliant canicule and starry nights, there are abounding opportunities to adore it.

For many, though, Entiat has consistently been “that abode you drive through on your way to Lake Chelan”. But surprisingly, Entiat is at the centermost of the actual best the breadth has to offer. Draw a amphitheater on a map and you’ll be afraid at all the amusement options accessible aural a 15 to 45 minute drive from Entiat.

But let’s alpha with the boondocks itself. Abundant people, abounding fatigued actuality for the adorableness and amusement opportunities, and some whose families acclimatized actuality 50 (or even 100%2B) years ago to bulb the angel orchards which the breadth is now acclaimed for. Years ago there was a nice little boondocks centermost of shops and restaurants, but the conception of Lake Entiat (behind the Rocky Reach dam) affected the re-location of the axial business breadth into the added “spread out” array of shops and businesses that you see now. But this is changing. New businesses accept been arising up in contempo years including Entiat Valley Pastry, Coaster’s Seafood Market and Cafe, and Trader John’s Lake Entiat Fruit Stand anniversary of which accommodate a bit of appearance and agreeableness to the breadth and are acceptable spots area you’ll accommodated your neighbors.


But the big fizz is the City’s contempo accretion of a mile continued amplitude of abortive beach forth Lake Entiat. While some cities ability accept been absorbed in accretion their esplanade system, Entiat is demography the abiding access of developing their new beach into a active mixed-use commune of shops, marinas and hotels all affiliated by a connected aisle arrangement with all-encompassing greenway links to the absolute city areas.

The aisle arrangement will aswell hotlink to the absolute beach esplanade with its dock, baiter ablution and camping facilities. In fact, the Chelan PUD is now developing affairs for a multi-million dollar facelift of this beach esplanade and its accessories which will aswell accord to the town’s “livability index”. These two projects will advice transform this “sleepy” boondocks into a aloft amusement centermost and absolutely a abundant abode to live.

Ideal Location

But the one affair that aswell makes this small, quiet, rural association such an ideal abode to reside is its axial location. You’re appropriate on 31-mile continued Lake Entiat with all it has to action in the way of fishing, baptize skiing, boating, sailing and jet-skiing. You’re just 15 account from all the shopping, restaurants and ball in Wenatchee. Just 15 account up to Lake Chelan and its abounding amusement opportunities and walking boondocks center. Just 15 account up to the new golf advance at Bear Mountain Ranch. And in just 15 account you can be up into the affection of the Entiat River Valley, belted on one ancillary by the Entiat Mountains and on the added ancillary by the Chelan Mountains with peaks extensive 9000 anxiety and above. Actuality there are affluence of places to go hiking, fly-fishing, hunting, bird watching, snow mobiling, bike benumbed and abundant more.

In approaching articles, we’ll analyze anniversary of these amusement opportunities in added detail. If you accept some admired amusement spots of your own, amuse share!

Robert Yount is a mural artist and artist with over 30 years of acquaintance designing amusement backdrop including Bear Mountain Ranch, Clos Chevalle and Hawk’s Meadow all amid in Chelan, Washington. His accepted project, Sun Mesa Preserve, is a planned association abreast Entiat, Wa featuring ample lots, 90% accessible space, clubhouse, basin and afar of clandestine trails for hiking, biking, horseback benumbed and cross-country skiing.

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