From humble beginnings as a rugged mining and logging town nestled in the mountains of Central Washington, Cle Elum has evolved into an epicenter of adventure, creativity, and connection to both each other and the natural world.
Echoes of century-old stories are rooted in everything we do, making our charming town a place where the past is always present. In another way, like the swift, rushing streams that inspired our name, we're headed forward as our community grows and welcomes travelers to experience it with us.
Cle Elum is about an hour and a half drive from Seattle and is a popular destination for camping and other outdoor adventures. Enjoy activities like hiking, biking, and visits to the multiple parks that Cle Elum has to offer.
Photo via Discover Cle Elum