Kachess Lake

Kachess Lake is a lake north of I-90 in the Snoqualmie Pass area. The Kachess River flows into the north part it and is a tributary of the Yakima River. The water in the lake is used for irrigation in central Washington. The section north of the narrows is referred to as Little Kachess Lake.

The U.S. Forest Service runs a campground that is well used during the summer months. In the area you can also hike, fish, swim, and snowshoe in the winter. For being so close to civilization, this is a pretty easy way to get away from the hustle of city life. It is a fee area, so bring money to pay for parking or use your Inter-agency America the Beautiful Pass.

I’ve taken my canoe up to this lake many times. We have paddled up to the north end of Little Kachess Lake and it is a perfect spot for a picnic and a dip into the clear lake.  The area on the north end of Little Kachess Lake appears to have some primitive campsites, and I’ve seen people boat up and camp there. I have spent a lot of time searching for information about this on the internet but I can’t find anything. If you know anything about camping on the north end of Little Kachess Lake, please leave a comment!




More information:

U.S. Forest Service information on the area


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