COVE ESTATES MOORAGE OWNERS ASSOCIATION is located on the South Shore of Lake Chelan. The Cove Marina consists of 76 moorage slips and provides year round deep water boat moorage for the owners of our 65 condominiums and mobile home lots. A small number of moorage slips are available for yearly rental. The Association has a private common area with a club house, beach area and some associated parking.


Locals and visitors to the south shore of Lake Chelan have fond memories of camping, boating and visiting the store and restaurant at the Cove Marina which was located 13 miles up-lake from downtown Chelan, WA along South Lakeshore Road.

The Cove Moorage Association on the south shore of Lake Chelan is located at the site of the former Cove Marina which had consisted of a public boat moorage area with permits for up to 205 boat moorage slips. A restaurant and a small store were also associated with the old marina. There were six motel units and a trailer park for 35 units associated with the prior owners.

In the early 1990’s the owners developed the Cove into a private association of 6 Lakeside Condominiums to replace the old motel units, 35 single wide mobile homes at the Cove Overlook Park directly across South Lakeshore Road and 24 condominiums at Cove Heights.


News of Interest

  • October 11, 2019 – 2 new web cams up and running.  1 toward boat launch, the other pointed at the end breakwater.   2 cams give good look at marina.  The other at the main gate.
  • From October 8, 2019 newsletter – Due to the many downpours we’ve had this summer-fall, the Cove Moorage Association’s boat ramp is heavily silted in.  It is recommended that you use the State Park boat launch.
  • A new web cam was installed on September 24, 2019.  This new cam points toward the main gate and can be viewed on the Web Cams page.
  • As of July 3, 2019 there are no more stray boats on the breakwater.  The “Ghost Boat” left last fall (Nov 5) and the house boat set sail July 3rd.  It’s a happy day to be clear of unauthorized vessels.
  • Clubhouse and dock gate locks have new combinations.  Check your newsletters for new codes or call a board member.
  • Painting the exterior of the clubhouse was completed by June 15, 2019.
  • The clubhouse received a new coat of paint just in time for the Memorial weekend (2019).  Keep your eyes on the exterior as we expect painting to begin following the holiday. (bathrooms were painted over the winter)
  • 24 hour web cam time lapse videos are now available.  Select the month from the Web Cams tab.  Videos are roughly 1 minute in length.  It is a manual process to add these videos, so there may be some delay of postings.
  • Owners may now view older Newsletters on line.  Check the Owner Info tab.
  • Owners should check the calendar for important dates.
  • If you are viewing this, you already know that The Cove’s website  has a new look.  Thank you for your patience.
  • The annual Cove Estates Moorage Owners’ Association meeting was held on Sunday, September 2, 2018 in the clubhouse.  Minutes of the meeting  and approved budget will be available in the owner area following board review.  Check the Moorage Documents in the Owner Info area.