Big Meadow Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

This campground is equipped with tent/trailer sites, interpretive trails, boat launch, and a nice fishing dock. Some campsites are private and some with a lake view. This campground is good for wildlife viewing especially around the lake. Nearby is the Hess Homestead Cabin which is day use only, first come first serve. 


  • 17 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and tent pads
  • No drinking water
  • Toilets
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open with services; no camping fee.
Reservations: First come, first served
Fees No
Open Season: Spring Weather Permitting
Usage: Medium
  • 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
  • No lead weights in lake
Closest Towns: Ione, WA
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Colville, WA:  Head north on N Maple St toward E 2nd Ave for 0.1 miles.  Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto WA-20 E/E 3rd Ave continue to follow WA-20 E for 0.9 miles.  Turn left onto Aladdin Rd continue for 19.4 miles.  Turn right onto Meadow Creek Rd continue for 6.0 miles.  Slight right onto Settlers Way continue for 499 feet.  Slight left onto Meadow Creek Rd conitnue for 0.4 miles to campground.

Google map directions from Colville, WA


From Ione, WA:  Head west on Main St toward S 2nd Ave/International Selkirk Loop N for 0.3 miles.  Turn left onto Houghton St for 0.2 miles.  Turn left at the 3rd cross street onto 8th Ave/Cedar Creek Rd continue for 0.7 miles.  Turn right onto Stecker Rd continue for 2.5 miles.  Turn left onto Meadow Creek Rd for 4.3 miles to campground.

Google map directions from Ione

  • Accessible dock
  • Accessible trail

General Notes:
  • Township 7 North, Range 42 East, Section 7

  • Accessible dock


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