Kachess Campground


Area Status: Open

Kachess Campground is a pleasant 5-1/2 mile drive from Interstate 90, Exit 62. The 92 acre Forest Service facility is located on the northwest shore of Kachess Lake with Little Kachess Lake to the immediate north. Set in dense old-growth evergreens and surrounded by high mountains, Kachess Campground has over 100 campsites and one group campsite (by reservation only). It is an excellent location for family camping.

There are two boat launches and a picnic area. These water access points accommodate cartoppers and trailer boats and there is parking for vehicles & trailers. The south boat launch is paved; and the north boat launch is maintained gravel. On busy summer weekends, the boat launch and day use parking areas fill up fast.

 

 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Opening for 2022 season on June 9th
Reservations: Single, Double and Group sites: 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at recreation.gov. Some campsites are first come, first served.
Fees: Single Campsite: $24; Double Campsite: $45;  Group Site: $130 ; Extra vehicle: $8 , (2nd vehicle for single sites, 3rd and 4 vehicles for double sites) will be collected at the campground. Extra vehicle is defined as any vehicle (motorhome, trailer, or passenger vehicle) that is not towed in with the first vehicle. If primary vehicle fills the parking pad, no additional vehicles will be allowed. Day use: $8/vehicle/day. 
Open Season: Early June - mid-September
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Easton, Washington and Cle Elum, Washington
Water: yes
Restroom: Flush and VaultToilets
Passes: 50% discount for camping single site or day use fee, with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age, or Golden Access. Discount does not apply to double or group sites.
Operated By: Concessionaire - Rocky Mountain Recreation Company
Information Center: Cle Elum Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Cle Elum, travel west on I-90 for about 20 miles. Take Exit 62 and follow Kachess Lake Road for 5-1/2 miles to campground, which is on the right.

8000 Lake Kachess Road, Easton WA


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 124 single site(s), 24 double site(s), 1 group site for up to 50 persons
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/camping/kachess/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70286
No. of Accessible sites 2

RV Camping

No. of Sites 124 single site(s), 24 double site(s), 1 group site for up to 50 persons
Pavement Type for Parking Native Material
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/camping/kachess/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70286
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
No. of Accessible sites 2

Group Camping

One group campsite is available by reservation only. The site has one vault toilet, several picnic tables, a large fire ring and parking. Up to 50 are allowed at the group site.

No. of Sites 1 group site that will accomodate up to 50 persons
Reservation Info Group site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/camping/kachess/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70286
No. of Accessible sites None

Day Hiking

Picnicking

Boating - Motorized

Kachess Lake is an irrigation reservoir that serves agriculture in the lower Kittitas Valley and Yakima County. Water levels will vary, and typically drop in late summer. The paved boat ramp may be out of service due to low water by mid-August depending on drawdown due to irrigation demands. The primitive boat launch at the north end of the campground near Box Canyon Creek is typically dry by early July. 

Hours of Operation: Campground is open 24 hours per day. Quiet hours 10pm - 6am Gate house hours Thursday through Sunday 8am - 6pm

Boating - Non-Motorized

Swimming

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
47.356220

  Longitude : 
-121.246487

  Elevation : 
2250