Kachess Lake Campground offers 150 sites of dispersed camping in Washington that accommodate both tent and RV camping, including one designated group site that can accommodate up to 50 guests. The group site and 106 single family sites are available for reservation, and the rest are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Sites are equipped with picnic tables, campfire rings with grills, vault toilets. Drinking water is available. There are no electric hookups. One motorized boat launch, one non-motorized boat launch, a swimming area and picnic areas are also available to visitors.
Natural Features Towering peaks, high-country lakes and old-growth forests provide visitors with a variety of landscapes. Kachess Lake, adjacent to the campground, is a reservoir that stores and provides water for irrigation for south-central Washington. The surrounding undeveloped wilderness, clean streams and diverse forests support an abundance of wildlife, including deer, porcupine, native fish and migratory birds.
Just returned from Kachess, loved every minute of it. The sites were big and cut off from other campers. Camp sites were well maintained and clean. Easy to back into, trailers and vehicles. Beautiful lake, great shore fishing, when you find the right spots. Plenty areas to swim and chill and the shoreline. Firewood on site through the host. Awesome place. Very quiet at night.
Great campground just past snoqualmie pass. Large campground broken up in to 5-6 loops, offering good privacy and some large sites. Two swimming beaches and a gorgeous river run along the campground. There was wood for sale for $7 a bundle from the camp host.
We absolutely loved Kachess campground! We stayed fathers day weekend 2020 in Box canyon. Most sites in this area are doubles, which we needed.
Pros: larger than average sites, friendly neighbors, close(about a block) to beach area, very swimable, great swim area for the very littles, big picnic tables, large fire pits, not much of a mosquito problem.
Cons: fills up fast, single sites claim rv capability but really aren't, bathrooms were NOT checked or maintained(:( ), no showers, no soap or hand sanitizer in bathrooms….ever. lots of pinecone(bring a rake or you will be sleeping on them!)
I really like camping here, but it's a specific kind of camping. I give it 4 stars since it has a lot of fond memories and we come here often. We have a ton of fun on the water and with our friends. If you don't like zero amenities, heavy day use, or the possibility of folks having a noisy party, it's probably not for you. It's free, you can camp in the woods right on the water. Do not expect privacy or peace and quiet. There are also no facilities of any kind so come prepared and use leave no trace principals please!
We have camped with groups of friends here for many summers. The day use is very heavy. People even launch their gas powered boats from shore. We like to bring our kayaks and do some early morning or late night paddling and fishing. We also bring our river inner-tubes and a little boat anchor to do some beat the heat floating.
Access can be tough as the water level of the lake can vary. From the Lake Easton/Sparks exit, head down Sparks Road and turn on NF 4818 which is a dusty, narrow, gravel road. If the water is high most of the sites you will have to park on the side of the road and walk down to. If the water is low, keep an eye out for a lake access pull off on the left. It's rough but all sorts of cars and boats on trailers can be found making there way down. You can drive along the lake in both directions until you find your perfect spot.
Get there early if you want to camp. Lots of families but lots of loud parties too. Great fishing for white fish and Kokanee.