Wish Poosh Campground

Ronald, Washington

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Overview

Closed. Repair and restoration work will begin when snow melt allows access. A projected time for opening Wish Poosh for camping is mid-summer 2019.

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.

Recreation

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 fishing opportunities. Please check the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations for the most current fishing information: here

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

Facilities

Wish Poosh Campground offers drinking water, flush toilets and vault toilets. There are 34 sites for both tent and RV camping. Seventeen sites are reservable, and all sites are equipped with picnic tables and campfire rings with grills.

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.

Nearby Attractions

There are hiking trails within 5 miles of the campground, and the spectacular Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), one of the world's premier National Scenic Trails which showcases some of North America's most fantastic scenery as it winds its way its way from Mexico to Canada, is accessible near the campground.

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Adventures Nearby

  • Kayak at Cle Elum Lake

    We launched our kayaks from Speelyi Beach right into Cle Elum Lake. Surrounded with views of the beautiful Cascades and the Cle Elum Dam on the northwest side, exploring is endless.  Parking: There is a small parking lot at the top of Speelyi Beac...

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