Cooper river campgrounds

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by bennysbuddy, May 30, 2013.

  1. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Anyone care to recomend a campground on the Cooper river ???
  2. Billy McFly Active Member

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    Edmonds WA
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  3. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Mill Creek, WA
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    The campground right on the lake is good, I liked it. I've hiked the Cooper River trail a couple times and there is no camping along the river itself.
  4. teedub Active Member

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    Not sure if you can get to the upper levels around Cooper. There may still be snow on the road. You can check with the USFS office in Cle Elum at (509) 852-1100. There is plenty of camping at the intersection of the Cooper Lake road and the road to Salmon la Sac. The Cle Elum river campground is big and a few miles before the cutoff to Cooper Lake and has more amenities than the primitive sites at the intersection.
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  5. suckegg Active Member

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    Ellensburg, WA,
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    Cal this place half the time the Forest Service ask them what is open and what's not. They are in Cle Elum and out hiking about regularly.
    Sahaptin Outfitters
    (509) 674-3938
  6. sopflyfisher Active Member

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    Where the fish are located
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    its open. kayaked the cooper last week. you can get to the lake as well.
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