Upper Yakima Basin

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Community at Work in the Teanaway Community Forest

Community at Work in the Teanaway Community Forest

There’s more to providing world class recreational opportunities than bringing people to Washington’s stunning mountains, rivers, and forests. Visitors need amenities: well-built trails, campsites, and trash collection facilities. Some less considerate visitors need cleaning up after, so that others can enjoy a natural landscape free of garbage or graffiti. The larger the public lands, the

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Suncadians at Swauk

Suncadians at Swauk

Recently, a local team of volunteers joined forces with the Greenway Trust and USFS to repair the Sculpture Rock Trail out of Swauk Campground. This is just the first of many projects that will focus on giving much needed TLC to trails in the Upper Yakima Basin.

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Cabin Cutoff Trail

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L.T. Murray Wildlife Area, Kittitas County, WA
This pair of trails is one of mountain bike routes in the Joe Watt Canyon area of the LT Murray Wildlife Area. It connects Watt Canyon Road to the Racing Loop and runs on an old logging road and is not open to motorized vehicles.

Carey Lakes

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Irene Rinehart Park, Ellensburg, WA
This popular local destination can be accessed on foot from the Irene Reinhart parking lot on Umtanum Rd or from Rotary Park via a connector path under I-90. You can drive to the beach in the summer but road access is closed in the winter.

Carpenter House Museum

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302 W 3rd St, Cle Elum, WA
This museum, housed in a 1914 mansion, tells the colorful story of the mining communities of Upper Kittitas County and of Cle Elum’s first successful banker and former mayor of Cle Elum, Frank Carpenter and his family.  High Country Artist exhibits rotate monthly.

Cayuse Horse Camp

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Salmon La Sac Rd, , WA
This is a popular gathering place for trail riders heading into the mountains on several popular trails. It has spacious tent and RV sites. Water available from hand pump. Opens once snow as cleared, sometimes not before late June early July.

Central Cascades Forest LLC

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WA
In 2014, The Nature Conservancy purchased 165,000 acres of forestry land in Kittitas and Yakima County from Plum Creek timber. This land is being managed for recreation, conservation, and timber. Management Plan and recreation guide at www.washingtonnature.org/centralcascades This land is not owned or managed by the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust. Please contact The Nature

City Park

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Cle Elum, WA
Has small diamond with backstop and horseshoes. Includes two pieces of land – the old swimming pool site and a small park one block to the east. There is a fee to reserve and use the picnic shelter.

Cle Elum Conservancy Trail Head

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Suncadia Resort, Kittitas County, WA
The Cle Elum River Conservancy is a protected area along the river in Suncadia. The trails at Suncadia are open to the public. The greeter at the entrance can provide directions and information.