"Mighty, Columbia River of Pacific Northwest. USA" Chelan Off The Beaten Path Tip by globaloro
Chelan Off The Beaten Path: 6 reviews and 10 photos
Near Lake Chelan, just a short 20-minute drive down below from the town of Chelan is the Mighty Columbia River. This river runs from the Rocky Mountain snow fields of British Columbia, Canada all the way south and to the Oregon border and then west past Portland, Oregon and on to the Pacific Ocean. There are many Hydro Electric Dams on the Columbia R. That supply this region with some of the cheapest Electricity in the USA as well as supplying the large cities to the west such as Seattle, WA.
This river is also the main rout for many spawning Salmon and Steel Head fish that travel to Alaska for their feeding grounds. Then return to migrate up the Columbia R. again and then up its smaller tributaries to spawn in the gentle gravel beds of the quiet headwater of many streams in the Cascade Mountains. Only for the eggs to hatch and the small fish to live there again and eventually travel down the streams and on to the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean. Then travel on north to Alaska to feed and become large mature adults and then return to the Columbia R. again to spawn. This cycle has been going on for 100’s of thousands of years.
There are many Camping, RV and recreation parks on the Columbia R. for boating and fishing recreation for all. This picture is taken just ¼ mile down the road from my house. .
Come enjoy the majestic beauty and wonders of Washington State, The views are spectacular You won’t regret it at all.
Some pics around city of Chelan and the lake views
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