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Lake Wenatchee is a glacier- and snowmelt-fed lake situated in the Wenatchee National Forest on the eastern slopes of the Cascades Mountain Range in the state of Washington. Lake Wenatchee covers 2,480 acres (1,000 ha) and reaches a depth of 244 feet (74 m).[2] Lake Wenatchee is the source of the Wenatchee River. Its main tributaries are the White River and the Little Wenatchee River. At its eastern end, the lake is breasted by Lake Wenatchee State Park.[3] Lake Wenatchee State Airport, an unimproved grass and dirt landing strip, is adjacent to the north side of the state park.

Lake Wenatchee
Lake Wenatchee State Park (185827987).jpg
LocationCascade Range,
Chelan County,
Washington, US
(near Leavenworth, Washington)
Coordinates47°49′19″N 120°46′19″W / 47.822°N 120.772°W / 47.822; -120.772Coordinates: 47°49′19″N 120°46′19″W / 47.822°N 120.772°W / 47.822; -120.772
Primary inflowsWhite River,
Little Wenatchee River
Primary outflowsWenatchee River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length5 mi (8.0 km)
Surface area2,480 acres (1,004 ha)
Max. depth244 ft (74 m)
Surface elevation1,873 ft (571 m)[1]
IslandsEmerald Island
View across Lake Wenatchee to Dirty Face mountain in early spring of 2004


  1. ^ "Lake Wenatchee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Lakes of Washington (1973) describes the lake as having a surface area of 2445 acres and an unverified maximum depth of 300 feet. Wolcott, Ernest E. (1973). "Lakes of Washington, Volume II, Eastern Washington" (PDF) (2 ed.). Washington Department of Ecology. p. 98. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Lake Wenatchee State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 10, 2015.

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