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Summary

Wish Poosh Campground is located on the southeastern shore of Cle Elum Lake in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Visitors can enjoy the serenity of the lake and take advantage of the nearby trails and waterfront activities. Recreational opportunities abound in the area with summer activities such as hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and mountain biking, and winter activities such as snowshoeing and snowmobiling. The campground has 34 sites for both tent and RV camping with picnic tables and campfire rings with grills.

Overview

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

For the 2020 season Wish Poosh Campground's drinking water system and flush toilets are out of order. Portable toilets will be provided. There are 34 sites for both tent and RV camping.

All sites are first come first served and 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.

Charges & Cancellations

Cancellations

Individual Campsites: Cancellations up to 2 days before a reservation start date incur a $10.00 cancellation fee. 

A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee including tax and applicable add-on for a campsite.

Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.

No-Shows

A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date.

No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.  

Refunds

Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Refunds will not be issued after the 7 days has ended.

Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay.

For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive. 

In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.

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