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Fishing At Cle Elum Lake

AKA: Cle Elum Reservoir

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Fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, lake trout, cutthroat, kokanee, sockeye salmon and burbot at Cle Elum Lake in Washington.

Primarily a trout lake, Cle Elum Lake is a 4,800-acre lake in central WA, 10 miles northwest of the town of Cle Elum. The lake also has populations of salmon and burbot. There are a little over 20 miles of shoreline, and the lake is at an elevation of 2,223 ft above sea level. April through October are the prime fishing months. There are several camping areas around the lake, including the Wish Poosh Boat Launch & Campground. During late summer when the lake levels are drawn down, the ramps become inaccessible. Anglers will find plenty of shoreline with public access for fishing from the bank all along the eastern side of the lake. Some of these areas are suitable for portage of a canoe or kayak, based on water levels. There is a store, boat rentals and lodging at the lake.

Primary fish species residing in Cle Elum Lake

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Rainbow trout Cutthroat trout Brook trout Brown trout Lake trout Kokanee salmon Sockeye salmon

Cle Elum Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

French Cabin Creek Recreation Area Campground - 509 682-4900

Red Mountain Campground - 509 852-1100

The Last Resort RV Park - 509 649-2222

Dry Creek Campground - 253 273-3001

Wish Poosh Campground - 509 649-3744

Cle Elum Lake WA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Cle Elum Lake
The Last Resort RV Park
14254 Salmon La Sac Rd
Ronald, WA 98940
509 649-2222

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Cle Elum Lake provides anglers to opportunity to fish for trout, salmon and burbot in central Washington.

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