Central Washington is easy to get to and hard to leave. We are made up of the vibrant town of Ellensburg, its little sister Kittitas, and the ghost town of Liberty. We are the rugged outdoor destinations of Cle Elum and Vantage, and also the historically rich areas of Roslyn and Thorp. From Easton to Vantage, these are the communities of Central Washington, where experiencing the wilderness to its fullest extent is in our nature.


Full of dazzling landscapes that serve as backdrops to play and learn, Central Washington is a premier destination for year-round outdoor recreation. Our collection of unique communities is woven together by a spectrum of activities for every kind of adventurer: rugged outdoor excursions, relaxing scenic drives, creative artistry, historic architecture, vibrant retail shops, tasty local brews and wine, and so much more. Hike, bike, ski, and snowboard through our mountain peaks. Swim, boat, fish, kayak, and jet-ski in our bright blue waters. Shop, dine, become inspired, and step into the past in our downtown communities. Whatever your flavor, Central Washington has everything you are searching for and more.


Central Washington Outdoor is committed to inspiring your love and appreciation for the natural world. From learning to live off leash to exploring rich local history and culture, we invite you to join us in rediscovering the joy of our natural region. You’ll find us at play in the roaring rivers or peaceful lakes, scaling the scenic mountain ranges and exploring the trails of pine-clad forests, lost in the moment while touring historic barn quilts, or connecting with our community at a farmers’ market.


This is just a glimpse of all that awaits you in Central Washington. Our array of adventures is yours to uncover, but we’ll be happy to help you discover your passion for exploration along the way. After all, it’s in our nature.