Discover Cle Elum's Visitor Center

Let Us Welcome You to Cle Elum!

Nestled in the mountains of Central Washington, Cle Elum is a town that boasts adventure in every way imaginable. Starting off as a quaint mining and logging town, it sure has grown and evolved since its beginnings. Nevertheless, this charming town is rooted in its history, and you are bound to experience the local traditions and customs during your visit.

The city was incorporated in 1902, but its name pays tribute to the Kittitas tribe which resided here before its incorporation. The name means swift water. Currently, the city's population is nearly 2,000 and, though outdoor ventures are a focal point, there are tons of fun activities that you can participate in with the locals right in our downtown core. Whether you call as you plan or make it your first stop when you arrive, here's why you should consult the Visitor Center for local advice during a visit to Cle Elum!

Cle Elum Visitor Center

The staff at the Visitor Center are very knowledgeable and friendly. It is their pleasure to help you make the best out of your trip and leave you coming back over and over again. Located at the corner of 312 West 1st St. in downtown Cle Elum, the Visitor Center has guides, brochures, permits, maps, and more. In a cordial atmosphere, our staff can give you local advice including letting you know which recreation locations require Discover Passes, great dining options, driving directions, as well as places you can stay at. The Visitor Center is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Saturday, and it is closed on Sundays.

Available Resources

We offer a large selection of guides, maps, and directories, so feel free to stop by to get your own copy! Listed below are some of the options available:

  • Biking Map
  • Business Directory
  • Camping
  • Cle Elum's Historic Register
  • Dining Downtown
  • Historical Museums
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Byway
  • Summer Outdoor Guide
  • Visitors Guide
  • Winter Recreation Map

  • Want to Know More?

    To help you plan your visit to Cle Elum even further, you may find the following links to be helpful:

  • To see an array of things to do and places to visit while you are in Cle Elum, visit
  • If you enjoy having your adventures be at your own pace and structure, you can visit to see a wide selection of self-guided activities that you can embark on.
  • If history interests you and you want to be immersed in this location's rich past, you can visit and to learn more!
  • Visit to see the calendar of events for Cle Elum.


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