Cle Elum Ranger District, Campgrounds

 

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Updated September 11, 2019 

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Payment: All campgrounds accept cash and personal checks. When paying with cash please have exact change. Make checks payable to USDA Forest Service.

 

Cle Elum RD Campground Conditions

Name

 

Location

 

Current Status

 

Kachess

 

 

27 miles from Cle Elum. I-90 Exit 62

 

OPEN
 
UPDATE September 11, 2019
 
All campsites are now available on a first come, first serve basis. 
The Gate House is now closed for the season.
 
Payment is by cash or check only, please make checks payable to USDA Forest Service.
Please use self service fee tubes located in Beargrass, Box Canyon, and Gale Creek loops as well as one located at the entrance to the Peninsula loops. Fees for Day Use can be made at any of the above fee tubes. 
 
The lake level is well below the paved boat ramp. Small boats can be carried to the water. Trailed water craft can no longer be launced. 
 
Day use fee is $5. A Northwest Forest Pass and or an Interagency America the Beautiful Pass will be honored for day use admission. 
Kachess Group Site

 

 

27 miles from Cle Elum. I-90 Exit 62
Reservation required.

Located in Kachess Campground.

Closed for the season

By resservation only at www.receation.gov or by calling toll free 877-444-6777

 

East Kachess Group Site

 

I-90, exit #70, 1 mile to FS road #4818, 5 miles to Group Site
 

NOTE! This site is not in Kachess Campground.

Access is via Forest Service Road 4818 from I-90 Exit 70 Sparks Road, then west to Kachess Dam Road/Forest Service 4818

CLOSED for 2019 camping season

There is not estimate for opeing due to hazards associated with laminated root rot in Douglas fir. 

 

Cle Elum River

 

Salmon la Sac Road Hwy. 903; 15 miles north of Cle Elum
OPEN
Potable water is now available at a vintage hand pump. 
 
Campground will close September 30, 2019
Cle Elum River Group Site
Same as above.

Reservation required.

OPEN
 
Campground will close September 30, 2019
 
By resservation only at www.receation.gov or by calling toll free 877-444-6777
Owhi

 

At Cooper Lake. 23 miles from Cle Elum on Forest Service Road #46

 

OPEN 

The boat ramp is open for use. 

Fees and services will end October 07. The campground will be available for use with no fees or services until snow prevents access. Pack out all trash. 

Fish Lake

 

Salmon la Sac Road to Road #4330; 31 miles north of Cle Elum
OPEN
No fee, no services

 
Red Mountain 16 miles north of Cle Elum on Hwy. 903
OPEN
Fees and services will end October 07. The campground will be available for use with no fees or services until snow prevents access. Pack out all trash. 
Salmon La Sac At the end of Hwy 903/Salmon la Sac Road; 19 miles north of Cle Elum
OPEN
Campground will close September 30, 2019
Cayuse Horse Camp At the end of Hw 903/Salmon la Sac Road. 19 miles north of Cle Elum near Salmon la Sac Campground.
OPEN
Campground will close September 30, 2019

 

Wish Poosh

 

10 miles northwest of Cle Elum on Hwy 903
OPEN
Reduced rates of $8 for a single site and $16 for a double, due to no drinking water available and only portable toilets at this time. 
Campground will close September 17, 2019
Boat Ramp, Picnic Island and the Day Use area are CLOSED for the season
Ken Wilcox Campground at Haney Meadows
8 miles off Hwy. 97 on Road #9712
40 miles east of Cle Elum.   
ELEVATION: 5600             
Several campsites will remain closed due to hazard trees adjacent to campsites. 
Fees and services will end October 07. The campground will be available for use with no fees or services until snow prevents access. Pack out all trash. 
Mineral Springs

 

21 miles east of Cle Elum on Hwy. 97

 

OPEN
 
Campground will close September 24 , 2019
Mineral Springs Group Site

 

Same as above. Reservation required.

 

OPEN
 
Campground will close September 24, 2019

Reservations at www.recreation.gov or  877-444-6777

Swauk

 

27 miles east of Cle Elum on Hwy. 97

 

OPEN
 
Campground will close September 24, 2019
Beverly 25 miles north of Cle Elum on North Fork Teanaway Road #9737
OPEN
Fees and services will end October 07. The campground will be available for use with no fees or services until snow prevents access. Pack out all trash. 
Taneum

 

18 miles south of Cle Elum on Taneum Rd. #33
OPEN.
 
Campground will close September 24, 2019
Icewater Creek 20 miles south of Cle Elum on Taneum Rd. #33
OPEN
Fees and services will end October 07. The campground will be available for use with no fees or services until snow prevents access. Pack out all trash. 
Taneum Junction 20 miles south of Cle Elum on Road #33.
OPEN
Fees and services will end October 07. The campground will be available for use with no fees or services until snow prevents access. Pack out all trash. 
Riders Camp 25 miles west of Ellensburg on Road 3100
OPEN
Fees and services will end October 07. The campground will be available for use with no fees or services until snow prevents access. Pack out all trash. 
Manastash Camp
26 miles west of Ellensburg on Road 3100 and 3120. 
OPEN
Fees and services will end October 07. The campground will be available for use with no fees or services until snow prevents access. Pack out all trash. 
DeRoux Trailhead   (Campground) 30 miles north of Cle Elum on North Fork Teanaway Road 9737.
OPEN
Fees and services will end October 07. The campground will be available for use with no fees or services until snow prevents access. Pack out all trash. 

 

 





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