Chewelah trip planner
Create a fully customized day by day
itinerary for free
itinerary for free
Chewelah is a city in Stevens County, Washington, United States. Chewelah was labeled Chiel-Charle-Mous on the 1897 U. S. Land Office Map. The population was 2,607 at the 2010 census which was a 19.3% increase over the 2000 census.HistoryThe name of the town comes from a Kalispel word, sč̓ewíleʔ, meaning "watersnake" or "gartersnake". Alice Sherwood Abrahamson stated that "The name Chewelah comes from the Indian word "S che wee leh", meaning water or garter snake. There was a spring in what is now the southwest end of Chewelah. The old McCreas lived there, and their homestead was called "Sche wee leh ee" for the spring bubbled up there. The motion of the water gave the illusion of snakes moving about in the water." Prior to colonization by European-Americans, Chewelah was home to a band of the Kalispel people. The band was known as the slet̓éw̓si, meaning "valley people". Originally, the area was called Fool's Prairie, after the Kalispel Indian who left his own tribe because of a dispute. Chewelah and the rest of the Colville River Valley were part of the Colville Indian Reservation from April 9, 1872, when the reservation was created, until July 2, 1872, when a subsequent executive order reduced the size of the reservation. The Chewelah Band of Indians is currently part of the Spokane Tribe.When using our United States trip itinerary planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Chewelah
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Chewelah
Places to visit with Chewelah
SeattleTrip planner Best for: Art Museum, Observation Deck, Specialty Museum Olympic National ParkTrip planner Best for: World heritage site, Forest, Scenic Drive Mount Rainier National ParkTrip planner Best for: Mountain, Hiking Trail, Waterfall TacomaTrip planner Best for: Aquarium, Art Museum, Specialty Museum Friday HarborTrip planner Best for: Dolphin / Whale Watching, State Park, Specialty Museum
Recently planned trips to Chewelah
22 days in Washington State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Richland Yakima Port Angeles 3 days in Chewelah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Pend Oreille County Museum Priest Lake State Park Waitts Lake-Chewelah Scenic 15 days in Northeast Washington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Republic Chewelah Spokane 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Moab Los Alamos Sedona 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Flagstaff Grand Canyon National Park Page 17 days in Chewelah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Wolf People Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center Laughing Dog Brewery