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On THE WATER

From the serene Cle Elum Lake to the rushing river flowing through town, the Cle Elum area offers plenty of ways to spend your summer on the water! Popular activities include fishing, boating, swimming, kayaking, rafting, and more. Plus, if you need help navigating local waters, the Cle Elum area is home to several fishing and rafting guides and rental services that will be happy to help you enjoy a fun and safe day on the water. Learn more about water activities below!

Cle Elum River

The Cle Elum River is a tributary of the Yakima River, approximately 28 miles (45 km) long in the U.S. state of Washington. The river is joined by many tributary streams including Waptus River and Cooper River draining from Cooper Lake, after which it enters Cle Elum Lake.
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Teanaway River

For decades the Teanaway River, a critical tributary in the Yakima basin for salmon, steelhead and trout, would run nearly dry during the late summer.
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Cooper Lake

Fishing is open year around on Cooper Lake. Cooper is a consistent producer of brook trout and rainbows measuring seven to 10 inches long.
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Lake Easton Boat Ramp

The park has 95 tent spaces, 45 utility spaces, 1 dump station, 4 restrooms and 4 showers. All sites are in a wooded setting. Most tent sites are near the Yakima River, and most RV spaces are near Lake Easton.
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Cle Elum Lake

Cle Elum Dam and Lake, of the Yakima Project, are on the Cle Elum River 8 miles northwest of Cle Elum, Washington.
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Keechelus Lake

Enjoy the serene Keechelus Lake with breathtaking backdrops of Washington’s Cascade Mountains for a peaceful day away.
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