Central Washington

Outdoor Activities

Something fun for everyone

 Known for its natural beauty and abundance of outdoor adventures, Central Washington is the ultimate year-round exploration destination for outdoor activities. Whatever adventure you come seeking, Central Washington is sure to exceed all your expectations. Explore our best outdoor activities below to begin planning an epic Central Washington adventure.

Biking

If bike riding is your "happy place," check out Central Washington! Whether you prefer hitting the asphalt on two wheels

Birding

Central Washington is one of the best locations for birders in the Pacific Northwest. Tucked away far from any major

Camping

There are few ways to commune with nature that compare to sleeping under the stars. Central Washington is a must-visit

Excursion Vendors

Make a splash during your time in Central Washington by booking a thrilling rafting excursion on the Yakima River. We

Farmer’s Markets

Taste the bounty of our beautiful agricultural community. Farmers markets and fresh-picked produce stands and markets are top-notch in Central

Fishing

Fishing spots in Kittitas County are plentiful and waiting to be discovered on your next getaway. Our location in Central

Galleries

Central Washington's history is just as diverse as the region itself. Born in the golden days of the coal mining

Golfing

18 Holes in beautiful natural settings, excellent conditions and great affordability is what you'll find in Central Washington. No matter

Hiking

Fresh air, breathtaking views, and adventure abound! You don't have to be an expert outdoorsman to enjoy the trails in

History

Central Washington is jam-packed with coal mining, railroad, timber, agriculture, education and many more intriguing topics. Visit a wide variety

Horseback Riding

Central Washington is made up of some unique and varied terrain in the Northwest. Numerous desert-like areas, long stretches of

Museums

Central Washington's history is just as diverse as the region itself. Born in the golden days of the coal mining

On the Water

Being out on the water is an experience many people wait all year to have. Central Washington is bursting with

Parks

Outdoor enthusiasts can delight at the robust variety of wildlife in Central Washington. The Yakima Canyon southeast of Ellensburg, in

Rock Hounding

Some of the wonder found in Central Washington is right at your feet -- in the rocks and minerals! Discover

Shopping

Central Washington knows how to shop and we'll show you where! Ellensburg is a place just past where the highway

Wildlife Viewing

Outdoor enthusiasts can delight at the robust variety of wildlife in Central Washington. The Yakima Canyon southeast of Ellensburg, in

Winter Activities

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