Located on the Newport Ranger District, Browns Lake Campground lies 25 miles northeast of Newport. This lake is nonmotorized, flyfishing only. Located within the campground is a historical cabin believed to have been built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The trailhead for Browns Lake Trail #320 is located near the boat ramp.
18 campsites with picnic tables, and fire pits
No drinking water
At a Glance
(NO DRINKING WATER AVAILABLE) Due to extreme fire behavior on the Tower Fire, a mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Browns Lake, North Skookum and South Skookum Campgrounds.
First come, first served
Camping: $14/single site
Extra vehicle: $8
Day use: $5; Season Pass via concessionaire: $40
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 Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access.
Day use: $40 Concessionaire Season Pass accepted. No other recreation passes honored.
From Newport, WA: 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) 4 miles to the junction of Forest Road 5030000 (Browns Lake). Travel north on 5030000 for 4 miles to the campground entrance.
Trail winds through stand of old growth Cedar on east end of lake.
Beautiful views of lake and mountains from trail and campground.
Small day use area with picnic tables. Excellent view of the lake.
Great opportunities in surrounding area. Forest Road 5080000 offers spectacular views of the lake. South Baldy Lookout offers great views of the Pend Oreille Valley is less than an hour’s drive from the campground.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Wonderful non-motorized opportunity for kayakers and canoeists.