Remembering Manson’s 1983 Helicopter Santa

In the 1980’s we were part of a great Manson promotion that was aired on Northwest TV Stations in 1983 and then syndicated nationwide the following year.
The story behind the program was recently re-told in a special edition of  “Making Waves” on Lake Chelan Now

Welcome to Lake Chelan Cams – A Website dedicated to presenting both live web-cams of today, and historical stills and videos of the past. 


As we expand – we’re changing our name to reflect our expanded service LakeChelanCams.com 
Welcome to our visual guide to the Lake Chelan Valley
Lake Chelan Cams is a combination of real-time photos posted from unique locations every 2 minutes and enhanced with the ‘Best Of” aerial ‘still’ and ‘video’ photos from our photo expeditions, and a repository of old photos of the valley as collected over the past several decades.

Our strategic Web-Cams  located at Stehekin and above the Lake Chelan Boat Company give viewers a real-time current look at weather and water conditions on Lake Chelan. These cameras pan, tilt and zoom creating multiple views from each location.  We also aggregate other public web-cams of the region, to augment Lake Chelan Cams information pages for recreation and travel.

With the innovation of quadcopters, aerial photography was enhanced signicantly in the last few years. We joined that photo revolution, and have captured an extremely large collection of aerial videos and stills. On Lake Chelan Cams we will share some of our best, and the best of others who choose to make them available as well.

Our history sections are works in progress. Over the last several decades we have collected over 1,000 historical images of the past.
Lake Chelan Cams will present segments of these photos in sections as we grow our site. It has always been fun to create “Then and Now” photo comparisons.  Look for those in our photo library as it grows as time permits.