This popular lake is in a setting of low wooded hills. The lake is connected by water thoroughfares accessible by small boats to three other lakes. There is a boat dock and concrete boat ramp. There is also a small beach by the campground. Fishing, camping, hiking, swimming, water-skiing, and canoeing are some recreational activities found there. This lake has mixed ownership of both private and federal lands.
It is located 17 miles northeast from Colville. Gillette Lake is approximately 96 miles Northeast of Spokane off State Highway 20.