Lake Easton State Park

Craving a misty morning walk on a lake? Planning a campout with family and friends? Look no further than Lake Easton State Park!

Located between Seattle and Ellensburg off I-90, Lake Easton is a magnet for urbanites who have limited time for escapes. The park is also far enough east to (sometimes) see sun when Seattle is shrouded in gray. 

Activity is the name of the game at Lake Easton, so bring your bikes, kayaks, paddleboards, fishing poles, swimsuits and hiking boots. Engineered to be child-friendly, the playground is a short sprint from the swim beach, so the kids will run back and forth all day. And don’t forget that camp chair for lounging, reading and chatting in one of the park’s wooded campgrounds or picnic areas.  

This park does not shut down in winter. Though snow covers the closed campgrounds, a day at the lake is worth bundling up for. Cross-country skiers, snowmobilers and dogsledders use miles of groomed trails, and families throw snowballs and build snow structures to their hearts’ content. West-siders may find blue skies at Lake Easton even in the darkest months of the year.

So, go jump in the lake, or don your skis for a glide through a wintry forest. Even if you’re not far from home, you’ll take note as stress yields to fun.   

Park features


Lake Easton State Park is a forested, 516-acre camping park with 24,000 feet of freshwater access on the shores of Lake Easton and mid-state access to the Iron Horse State Park Trail, a Millennium Legacy Trail in the Cascade Mountain foothills. 
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. Maps

ADA amenities/facilities


  • Picnic area
  • Restroom
  • Hiking trail

Picnic & day-use facilities


The park provides 40 picnic tables without shelter, available first come, first served. The day-use area is in a wooded setting with grills, fire pits, a play structure and an amphitheater.

Activities


Trails


  • 6 miles of bike trails
  • 6.5 miles of hiking trails

Water activities & features


  • 20 feet of dock
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Boat ramp
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Swimming

Winter activities & features


  • Cross-country skiing
  • Dog sledding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snow play

Other activities & features


  • Amphitheater
  • Basketball court
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Two horseshoe pits
  • Wildlife viewing

Additional information


  • A basketball hoop is available in the standard camp area.
  • There is playground equipment for kids in the park.
  • Lifeguards are not provided at the swimming beach.
  • The park allows for varied winter activities. There are five miles of groomed cross-country ski trails in the park December through March, and seven other Sno-Park areas within a 15-minute drive.
  • There is a snowmobile trail through the park with access to Easton and the groomed trail system in the Kachess and Stampede Pass areas.
  • Permits are needed for any groups larger than 20 persons. Fees for special activities permits vary depending on the size of the group. For more information, call (509) 656-2230.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.