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Wish Poosh closure: Wish Poosh Campground will be closed until further notice due to a major hazard tree removal project.


part ofOkanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Tue Sep 22 2015   Season Dates


Wish Poosh Campground sits near the southeastern shore of Cle Elum Lake in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

This campground is a popular gathering place for individuals and families to enjoy both the mountains and the serenity of the lake at an elevation of 2,300 feet. Recreational opportunities abound for those wanting to take advantage of the trails and waterfront areas nearby.

Natural Features:

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers stunning scenic views, with high, glaciated alpine peaks, valleys of old growth forest and rugged shrub-steppe country making up the diverse landscape. Elevations range from below 1,000 feet to over 9,000 feet.

Visitors can expect warm, sunny weather in the summer, and winters with clear skies and plenty of snow.

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, the area offers excellent snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter months.

Anglers also enjoy the abundance of rainbow and cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon.

The nearby Speelyi Beach features a wide sandy beach surrounded by conifer forest on Cle Elum Lake. Visitors enjoy swimming and kayaking.


Wish Poosh Campground offers about 30 reservable sites for both tent and RV camping.

Sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings with grills, drinking water, flush toilets and vault toilets.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Cafe
  • Drinking Water
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Lake Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Self Pay Station
  • Swimming
  • Trails
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM Machine
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Ice
  • Library
  • Post Office
  • Restaurant
  • Wireless Internet
Know Before You Go
  • No water or electric hookups are available
  • First-come, first-serve 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.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.28, -121.08556
47°16'48"N, 121°5'8"W

From Seattle, take I-90 East to exit 80, then take a left on Bullfrog Road, then head north on Forest Service Road 903. The campground is on the left after approximately 8 miles.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

15311 Salmon Ia Sac Rd
Cle Elum  WA  98989-0040

Phone Number:

Information:  (509)649-3744
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