Wish Poosh Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Wish Poosh is located in a mixed conifer forest on the south east shore of Cle Elum Lake. The campground offers 34 campsites suitable for RV's or tents. A developed boat ramp accomadates boaters until lake levels fall below the ramp, ususally in mid-July.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: CLOSED
Operational Hours: Hazard trees that caused the long term closure of Wish Poosh have been removed.  Repair and restoration work will begin when snow melt allows access in spring 2019. Once repairs have been made and the campground is suitable for use it will open for public use with limited services. Potable water will not be available in the campground.  An estimated time for opening is not available and reservations will not be accepted for the 2019 camping season. 
Reservations: Reservations will not be accepted for 2019. 
Fees Single Campsite: $21 Double Campsite: $42 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: $5/vehicle/day
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Water levels in Lake Cle Elum will vary during the summer as water is drawn to provide irrigation for the lower valleys.                        
  • The number of people allowed on the site is determined by whether it is a single or double site. Single sites allow six people, double sites allow 12 people.       
Closest Towns: Roslyn, WA/Cle Elum, WA
Water: Potable water not available
Restroom: Portable toilets
Passes: 50% discount for  camping in 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: US Forest Service
Information Center: Cle Elum Ranger District

General Information


From Cle Elum, WA travel 10 miles northwest on Highway 903. Campground entrance will be on the left.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 29 single site(s), 5 double site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Hookup - SewerNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNative Material
Dump StationsNo
No. of Sites29 single site(s), 5 double site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone
Hookup - WaterNo


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