Activities and Amenities
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.
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.
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.
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.