South Skookum Lake is relatively small and is not suitable for boats exceeding 20 feet or motors greater than 15 horsepower. The boat ramp is small and unimproved. Two docks, one of which is accessible, are located near the launch area and provide fishing opportunities for campers who do not have boats. South Baldy lookout, which is still staffed during the summer months, is visible from the campground and is a popular day trip.
25 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and tent pads
At a Glance
First come, first served
Camping: $16/single site
Extra vehicle: $8
Day use: $5; Season Pass via concessionaire: $40
Spring - Fall
Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Campfires in developed fire pits only
Fireworks are prohibited
Dogs must be on leash
OHV/ATV use prohibited in the campground
Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Camping: 50% discount for single site camping fees, with any of these passes: Interagency Annual, Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access.
Day use: $40 Concessionaire Season Pass accepted. No other recreation passes honored.
From Newport, follow State Highway 20 north for 15 miles to the town of Usk. Cross the bridge over the Pend Oreille River on the east edge of town and follow the Kings Lake Road (County Road 3389) 8 miles to the junction of Forest Road 5032350 (Kings Mountain). Follow Kings Mountain for 0.5 mile to the campground entrance.
Deer and moose can frequently be seen feeding along the lakeshore.
Mixed conifer forest with diverse plant understory especially along the lakeshore and adjacent streams.
Scenic views of the lake and South Baldy Lookout.
Small picnic area next to the lake.
Great opportunities in surrounding area. Forest Road 5080000 offers spectacular views of the lake. South Baldy Lookout which also offers great views of the Pend Oreille Valley is less than an hour’s drive from the campground.
Boating - Motorized
Small watercraft advised due to small size of lake.