KACHESS, WA

Kachess Campground sits just off the forested northwest shore of Kachess Lake in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Set in dense old-growth conifer forest and surrounded by high mountains, Kachess Campground is considered one of the most beautiful sites in the Cle Elum Ranger...
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Know Before You Go
  • Water levels in Kachess Lake and Little Kachess Lake vary during the summer
  • First-come, first-served sites may be available
  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
  • Click here for more information about Okanogan- Wenatchee National Forest


  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Kachess Campground sits just off the forested northwest shore of Kachess Lake in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

Set in dense old-growth conifer forest and surrounded by high mountains, Kachess Campground is considered one of the most beautiful sites in the Cle Elum Ranger District.

Natural Features:

Towering peaks, high-country lakes and old-growth forests provide visitors with a variety of landscapes.

Kachess Lake, adjacent to the campground, is actually a reservoir and stores and provides water for irrigation for south-central Washington.

The surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests support an abundance of wildlife, including deer, porcupine, native fish and migratory birds. Endangered and threatened species, including the Northern Bald Eagle, the Northern Spotted Owl, gray wolves and grizzly bears, also find havens in nearby ecosystems.

Recreation:

In addition to being a prime location for hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and mountain biking in summer and early fall, Kachess offers excellent skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter months.

The campground is also a great base camp for day-hikers and overnight backpackers. Several access trails from the area give hikers the chance to create their own excursions, whether it be a day hike or an overnight trip.

Starting at the campground, the Kachess Lake Trail is a short loop next to the lake, enjoyable for hikers of all levels.

Anglers enjoy fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon from boat or shoreline.

Facilities:

Kachess Lake Campground offers 141 sites that accommodate both tent and RV camping, including one designated group site that can accommodate up to 50 guests.

Sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings with grills, vault toilets and flush toilets. Drinking water is available. There are no electric hookups.

Two boat launches and a picnic area are also available to visitors.

Nearby Attractions:

Visitors enjoy the North Cascades and Mt. Rainer National Parks, where interpretive programs and exhibits offer education about the diverse landscape and history of the area.

The spectacular Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails, showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery, winding its way its way from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon and Washington, and is accessible near the campground.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Sep 01 2014 - Fri Aug 28 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Jun 06 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
Walk In Tue Sep 02 2014 Tue Sep 23 2014
Peak Fri Jun 05 2015 Tue Sep 08 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Group Camping
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Mushroom Picking
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trails
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jun 06 2014 -
Sep 01 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $21.00-$42.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $115.00
Walk In Season
Sep 02 2014 -
Sep 23 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $21.00-$42.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $115.00
Peak Season
Jun 05 2015 -
Sep 08 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $21.00-$42.00
GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $115.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.35484, -121.24342
47°21'17"N, 121°14'36"W

From Highway 90 take exit 62, then Road 49 for approximately 5.5 miles to campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

KACHESS
8000 Lake Kachess Rd
Easton  WA  98925

Phone Number:

Information:  (509)649-3744