Sunday, September 10, 2023

Salmon La Sac Campground

We just spent two amazing nights at Salmon La Sac campground nestled in the mountains beyond Lake Cle Elum.  This is one of the most beautiful and well maintained National Forest Service campground I've been to.  They have some very large sites, some well hidden in the trees, some right along the Cooper River, and several multi vehicle sites.  The road is paved as are the parking pads (which are level as well).  Each site has a fire pit and picnic table.  Many sites have gravel (vs straight dirt) around the picnic tables - this makes it less dusty (and muddy if raining).  The vault toilets were clean and not smelly.  There are water pumps throughout the campground - most are hand pumps but we did see one solar powered spigot.  

We booked our sites around 6 months ago.  The weather can be questionable this time of year - once you pass Labor Day, your chances of cooler, wetter weather increase dramatically.  Well, for this weekend it was low to mid. 80s and clear.  Perfect weather.

On the way up, we stopped in Roslyn (national historic town).  Steph picked up some non-alcoholic beverages at Roslyn Grocery while I went into Heritage Distillery for a taste.  I picked up a bottle of the Elk Rider bourbon - good stuff.

On Saturday we did a hike up the Cooper River.  Beautiful area.  Quiet.  Crystal clear river water.  

We also went swimming on the Cle Elum River.  Just a guess, but I'd say the water temp was around 60 (or maybe high 50s).  I got some swimming in but I couldn't stay in the water for more than a few minutes at a time (others in our group hung out in the water for 15-20 minutes at a time).  It was refreshing and good way to get cleaned up after the hike.

I completely failed to get photos of the campground and our rig at our site.  Fail.  

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.