Easton State Park
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.
15 miles west of Cle Elum, Wash., and 15 miles east of Snoqualmie Pass,
516.06 acres with 24,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on Easton Reservoir
and 2,000 feet on Yakima River.
The park was acquired in five parcels; the first in 1961 and the last
in 1991, for a total cost of $1,435,809.
The park is located within a glacial valley in Washington Cascade Range.
The Northern Pacific Railroad built a tunnel through the Cascades beginning
at Easton (now part of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail). A town exists
at each end; the one in King County called Weston and the one in Kittitas
There are 92 standard sites and 45 utility sites, 8 group camp sites
(50 people), 4 restrooms, 40 picnic sites, playground equipment, boat
launch ramp and dock, 37 miles of trail for winter public cross-country
skiing on State Park land and adjacent U.S.F.S. and private lands, 2
residences, 2 pumphouses, trailer dump station, and shop.
Of Special Interest:
Saturday evening interpretive programs are offered in the summer.
2 mi. Hiking Trails
2 mi. Bike Trails
Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)
1 boat ramp (freshwater)
20 feet of dock (freshwater)
1 Amphitheater (sheltered)
1 Basketball Court
3 Horseshoe pits
A basketball hoop is available in the standard camp area. There is a
log play-structure 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.
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.
A watercraft launch permit is available at the park for
$5. For information about other locations where permits may be purchased,
call (360) 902-8500.
Take exit #70, and follow signs to the park.
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State Park and Recreation Commission