Kachess Dam

Kachess Dam is located in not only one of the most beautiful places in Washington State, but also one of the most visible. It sits high up in the Cascade Mountains and Interstate 90 runs right by it over Snoqualmie Pass. This is a major landmark for regular travelers over the pass and the water backed up behind it adds to the visual beauty of the area.

Fun Facts About Kachess Dam

-Kachess Dam was built in 1912.

-Kachess Dam is operated by the United States Bureau of Land Management.

-Kachess Dam is an earthfill dam.

-Kachess Dam sits on the Kachess River and the water backed up behind it is known as Kachess Lake.

-Prior to the dam being built, Kachess Lake did exist but it was much smaller.

-Kachess Dam measures in at 115 feet high.

-Kachess Dam is 2,877 feet long.

-The name Kachess, used for both the lake and the dam, comes from a Native American term meaning “more fish”.

Featured Attractions / Activities Near Kachess Dam

Snoqualmie Pass Skiing
Easton State Park
North Bend Factory Outlet Mall
Owens Meats
Roslyn Theater
Snoqualmie Casino

Featured Lodging Near Kachess Dam

Chalet Motel

Featured Restaurants Near Kachess Dam

Jay Berry’s Gourmet Pizza – North Bend
Mama Vallone’s – Cle Elum