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Washington State Parks

USA Parks
North Cascades Region
Lake Easton State Park
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150 Lake Easton State Park Road
Easton, Washington   98925

Reservations: 888-226-7688
Lake Easton State Park is a forested, 516-acre year-round camping park with 24,000 feet of freshwater access on the shores of Lake Easton in the Cascade Mountain foothills. The park has beautiful mountain views and hiking trails to explore in the summer and cross country and snowmobiling trails to enjoy in the winter. The park's location also allows for snowy winter-sport opportunities. Year-round recreational opportunities abound in this beautiful park, which offers a swimmable beach and a boat launch.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to DuskWinter: 8 a.m. to Dusk. Sno-Park permit required from Nov. 15 through April 30.

Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Bobcats? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Rabbits? Raccoons? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls? Woodpeckers? Trout

Environmental FeaturesPhysical Features Plant Life

Lake Easton State Park is on the Yakima River and Lake Easton, with old-growth forest, dense vegetation and freshwater marshlands.

?Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Daisy? Foxglove? Lupines? Orchids? Paintbrush? Berries? Moss or Lichens
History of the Area
The park is located within a glacial valley in the Washington Cascade Range. The Northern Pacific Railroad built a tunnel through the Cascades beginning at Easton.
Park Store
Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? Recreational equipment? Wood

The park has 95 tent spaces, 45 utility spaces, one dump station, four restrooms (three ADA) and four showers (two ADA). All sites are in a wooded setting. Most tent sites are near the Yakima River, and most RV spaces are near Lake Easton. The park can accommodate RV units up to 60 feet in select sites. Some sites will accommodate tip-outs. To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

Group Accommodations:The park offers a "walk in/ tent only" group camp that accommodates up to 50 people. Fire pit, benches, water, restrooms and parking are available. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
Watercraft launch reopens April 23.

The park offers one boat ramp and 20 feet of dock. Though motorized boating is allowed, Lake Easton is a shallow reservoir with stumps near the water's surface. High-speed activities are not recommended. Boat motors are limited to 10 horse power.

A daily watercraft launching permit and a trailer dumping permit is available at the park.Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.

Lifeguards are not provided at the swimming beach.

Lake Easton State Park is

The park provides 40 picnic tables without shelter, available first-come, first-served. The day-use area is in a wooded setting with grills, fire pits, a play structure and an amphitheater.
Nature Programs
South Cle Elum Historic Railyard: Open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Railyard offers the Depot Museum, restaurant, interpretive trail and an electric substation adjacent to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.

Junior Ranger Program: Wednesdays through Sunday, 2 p.m., in the Amphitheater. See the Interpretive Calendar for details.

Movie Nights: Fridays, 8 p.m. See the Interpretive Calendar for details.
Area Attractions
Trails Water Activities Other? 6.5 mi. Hiking Trails? 6 mi. Bike Trails? Boating (freshwater)? Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)? 1 boat ramp (freshwater)? 20 feet of dock (freshwater)? Fishing (freshwater)? Swimming (freshwater)? 1 Amphitheater? 1 Basketball Court? Bird Watching? 2 Horseshoe pits? Interpretive Activities? Mountain Biking? Wildlife Viewing

A basketball hoop is available in the standard camp area. There is a playground equipment for kids in the park. Lifeguards are not provided at the swimming beach. The lake is good for fishing.

The park allows for varied winter activities. There are five miles of groomed cross-country ski trails in the park December through March, and seven other Sno-Park areas within a 15-minute drive. There is a snowmobile trail through the park with access to Easton and the groomed trail system in the Kachess and Stampede Pass areas.

Winter Recreation? Cross-country Skiing? Dog Sledding? Snowmobiling? Snow Play

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 18 Nice park but...... by Teresa
Not enough parking space at site,fire ring was too close to parking and noise from I90 was extremely loud.
August 11 Super Nice! by Alan and Tracy
This is one of the nicer parks we have gone to. Very nice grounds and restrooms, they are very clean also it is very well maintained & secured. Keep up the good work.
July 8 An instant favorite by Brass Moose
Campsites are pleasantly among the trees and well kept. The beach and playground are clean and gave my child alternate play activities. Friendly staff and well patrolled. Only downside was slight highway noise (no big deal) and the camping area mens room was a mess (the beach restrooms were very clean, though). For us, it is so close to Seattle, it is a no-brainer. Will be going back many times.
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Located 15 miles west of Cle Elum, Wash., and 15 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass, Wash.

From I-90: Take exit #70, and follow signs to the park.


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