Cle Elum Lake

Sea kayak on a beautiful lake located off I-90 near Roslyn in Kittitas County. The lake is at an elevation of 2,200 feet and is about 8 mile long.

Launch Points

  • Wish Poosh boat launch
  • Morgan Creek 
  • Dry Creek


  • This paddle is best done when the water level of Cle Elum lake is high in late spring and early summer.
  • Wind can be a problem in the afternoon.
  • There are a couple nice camping spots on the west side of the lake where they are accessible only by water.
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II/III
  • Length: 12.0 nm
  • 2,000 ft
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