Cle Elum Ranger District, Campgrounds

 

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Updated June 20, 2018

Campfires are permitted 

New in 2018 - Firewood and Ice now available in the Cle Elum Valley. A vendor will visit Cle Elum River Campground, Red Mountain Campground, Salmon la Sac Campground and Cayuse Horse Camp as well as dispersed campsites along the Cle Elum River daily. 

Click campground name for more site details.

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

Wish Poosh Campground will remain CLOSED for the 2018 camping season. The boat launch and day use area are OPEN.   

Cle Elum RD Campground Conditions

Name

 

Location

 

Current Status

 

Kachess

 

 

27 miles from Cle Elum. I-90 Exit 62

 

Open

Credit/Debit cards accepted for walk up sites at gate house 8am - 6pm.

 

Kachess Group Site

 

 

 

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

Located in Kachess Campground.

 

Open

Estimated opening date June 07, 2018

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

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

Cle Elum River Group Site

 

Same as above. Reservation required.

 

Open

 

Owhi

 

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

 

Open

Fish Lake

 

Salmon la Sac Road to Road #4330; 31 miles north of Cle Elum

Open

Alert! Toilets at the campground are closed indefinitely. Weight restrictions on the Big Boulder Creek Bridge are preventing septic service trucks from accessing the area. Please plan accordingly. Dispose of waste using blue bags or other sanitary means. 
 

Red Mountain

 

16 miles north of Cle Elum on Hwy. 903

 

Open.
Salmon La Sac

 

 

 

At the end of Hwy 903/Salmon la Sac Road; 19 miles north of Cle Elum

 

Open

 

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 

Wish Poosh

 

10 miles northwest of Cle Elum on Hwy 903

 

Campground CLOSED.
Wish Poosh Campground will be closed for the 2018 camping season for public safety. A recent survey found that a high percentage of the Grand Fir in the campground have been compromised by root rot and are at risk of falling. 

Boat Ramp and Day Use Area are OPEN

Ken Wilcox Campground at Haney Meadows

 

8 miles off Hwy. 97 on Road #9712
40 miles east of Cle Elum.     ELEVATION: 5600             

Open

Several campsites remain closed due to hazard trees adjacent to campsites. 

 

Mineral Springs

 

21 miles east of Cle Elum on Hwy. 97

 

Open

Mineral Springs Group Site

 

Same as above. Reservation required.

 

Open

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

Swauk

 

27 miles east of Cle Elum on Hwy. 97

 

Open

Beverly

 

25 miles north of Cle Elum on North Fork Teanaway Road #9737

 

Open

Taneum

 

18 miles south of Cle Elum on Taneum Rd. #33

Gate is open. 

The water level in Taneum Creek has receeded to a level that allows vehicles to safely ener the campground by fording Taneum Creek.

Icewater Creek

 

20 miles south of Cle Elum on Taneum Rd. #33

 

Open

Taneum Junction

 

20 miles south of Cle Elum on Road #33.

 

Open

Riders Camp

 

25 miles west of Ellensburg on Road 3100

 

Open

DeRoux Trailhead 30 miles north of Cle Elum on North Fork Teanaway Road 9737. Open