Deer Creek Summit North Trailhead / Sno-Park

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Deer Creek Summit SouthTrailHead/Sno-Park is a wide gravel turnout just off the Summit of Boulder Deer County Highway # 602.  This is a large parking lot that can accommodate any size vehicle. The Kettle Crest National Scenic Trail # 13 begins to climb right out of the parking area with breathtaking panoramic views of the landscape and will take you to an elevation of over 7000ft. If you are planning on multiple day hikes you can stay at the Deer Creek Forest Campground located just across the highway. This campground can accommodate large vehicles and is swell shaded by large douglas fir and western larch trees.  Both the trail and the campground are well visited during the local hunting season. The winter season, Deer Creek offers12 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails available for both nordic and skate skiers to enjoy. Tracks from wildlife such as moose and snowshoe hairs can often be seen on the trail as they take advantage of easy traveling on the packed snow.  For a quick meal or resupply of grocery's, the small town of Curlew is just a short 10 minute drive west over the summit.

Provides access to:


  • No picnic table
  • No fire pit
  • No drinking water
  • Toilet
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Stickpin Burned Area Closure
Fees No
Permit Info: Washington State Sno-Park Permit required December 1 through April 30
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns:
  • 14 miles from Orient, WA
  • 32 miles from Republic, WA
  • 33 miles from Kettle Falls, WA
Operated By: Forest Service and Washington State Parks

General Information


From Republic, WA:  Take highway 21 north 22 miles to Curlew. Turn right on county road 602 (Deer Creek Highway) for 10 miles. The trailhead / sno-park will be on your left at the summit of the highway.

Google map directions from Republic, WA

General Notes:
  • Parking available for approximately 20 vehicles
  • Plowed during the winter.


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  Elevation : 
4,640 feet