Chewelah trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day 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.Chewelah is in Washington (WA). Plan your trip to Chewelah and other United States destinations using our handy United States trip itinerary planning tool .
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Chewelah
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Best things to do in Chewelah
Side trips from Chewelah
Places to visit with Chewelah
Where to stay in Chewelah
Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Recently planned trips to Chewelah
29 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 29 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Chewelah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Chewelah & Spokane BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium