Central Washington Outdoor | Tourism & Outdoor Recreation in Central Washington
 
KITTITAS COUNTY WEATHER
THE GREAT OUTDOORS AWAIT YOU


This is Central Washington, an outdoorsman's paradise. For those wishing to hike, bike, golf, hunt, or fish, our scenic little part of Washington is beyond compare. Ranging from the Cascades to the Columbia, there are over 2,300 square miles to explore. Plan your stay and begin exploring.






WINTER ACTIVITIES

If you wait all year for that first snowflake to fall, then Central Washington
is for YOU!

Snowmobiling
For snowshoeing experts up to the challenge, Kittitas County offers an unparalleled choice of challenging backcountry terrain. Here are some notable places for the bold snowshoe fan to explore.
Skiing
Downhill skiers and snowboarders can find their fill of excitement at The Summit at Snoqualmie ski area in Snoqualmie Pass, located about an hour east of Seattle (approx. 50 miles) and an hour west of Ellensburg.
Snow Camping
For snowshoeing experts up to the challenge, Central Washington offers an unparalleled choice of challenging backcountry terrain.

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ATTENTION FOODIES!

Indulge in the spectrum of flavors Central Washington has to offer! Our array of tastes, textures, and techniques are yours to discover.

ELLENSBURG, WA
Find the unique, the local, and the one-of-a-kind. From homemade breads to barbecue, locally sourced produce to farm-fresh meats, you'll find it all in Ellensburg!
CLE ELUM, WA
What's your pizza preference?
Cle Elum's pizzerias are tossing up New York-style, pan-style, and artisanal pies, complete with your favorite toppings.
MORE GOOD EATS
Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, make sure to bring your appetite and get ready to taste, sip, and savor the flavor of Central Washington!

FIND PLACES TO EAT & DRINK




GATHERING SPACES

Gather in Ellensburg, WA
Let us host your next group gathering! Thorp, Ellensburg, and Kittitas are a hub for those gathering throughout the Pacific Northwest due to their central location in the heart of Washington State. Whether planning a wedding, corporate retreat, or family reunion.
Gather in Cle Elum, WA
Discover gathering spaces in the scenic mountain towns of Cle Elum, Roslyn, and Easton! From stunning wedding venues to spaces that produce invaluable corporate retreats, the upper county of Central Washington offers truly unique locations for you to hold your next event.





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KITTITAS COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

A Land of Contrasts
From the mighty Columbia River to the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, Kittitas County is a premier destination for outdoor adventure, sunshine, and unique cultural offerings.
Find out more at one of our Visitor Centers:




Ellensburg, WA
609 N. Main St, Ellensburg
(888) 925-2204

Cle Elum, WA
312 W. 1st Street, Cle Elum
(509) 674-6880




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