Recreation

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Current IFPL Information

Forest or Grassland IFPL Level Date
Colville  I 9/24/2015

The Colville National Forest offers 1.1 million acres of forest for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration. You can experience the solitude of hiking in the wilderness on hundreds of miles of trails, enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds, or the solitude of camping in the back country or wilderness. The forest is also a prime location for plenty of great fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing, off road vehicles, and winter activities such as cross-country and downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Hundreds of miles of forest roads offer access and sightseeing opportunities.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas.

 

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
49° North Mountain Resort Open to Visitor
Bead Lake Boat Launch Open to Visitor
Big Meadow Lake Campground Closed to Visitor No services closed for the season.
Browns Lake Campground Closed to Visitor (No Drinking Water Available)
Canyon Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Crescent Lake Open to Visitor
  • Crescent Lake camping area will be closed for the season.
Davis Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Deer Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to hazard tree, and Stickpin Burned Area Closure
East Sullivan Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Edgewater Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Ferry Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Flume Creek Trail #502 Closed to Visitor Burned Area Closure.
Frater Lake Trail #150/Lake Leo Trail #155 Open to Visitor Snow Park Pass required from Dec 1 to March 31. Groomed Dec 1 to March 31.
Frater Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor Snow Park Pass required from Dec 1 to March 31
Geophysical Trailhead / Sno-Park Open to Visitor Snow Park Pass required from Dec 1 to March 31.
Gillette Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Hoodoo Canyon Trail #17 Open to Visitor
Jungle Hill Horse Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Kettle Crest (North) National Recreation Trail #13 Open to Visitor Closed north of Old Stage Trailhead.
Kettle Crest Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Kettle Crest South Trail #13 Open to Visitor
Lake Ellen East Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Lake Ellen West Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Lake Gillette Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Lake Leo Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Lake Thomas Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Lakeshore Trail #504 Open to Visitor
Lambert Horse Camp Campground Closed to Visitor No services closed for the season.
Lambert Trail #47 Closed to Visitor Stickpin Burned Area Closure.
Lambert Trailhead Closed to Visitor Stickpin Burned Area Closure.
Leona Loop Trail #49a Closed to Visitor Stickpin Burned Area Closure.
Leona Trail #49 Closed to Visitor Stickpin Burned Area Closure.
Leona Trailhead Closed to Visitor Stickpin Burned Area Closure.
Little Pend Oreille Off Road Vehicle Trail System Open to Visitor
Little Twin Lakes Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due hazard trees. The dispersed site outside of the campground that has access to the lake and a CXT remains open.  It has three campsites.
Log Flume Interpretive Trail #77 Closed to Visitor Hazard Trees Not Cleared.
Long Alec Trail #43.1 Closed to Visitor Stickpin Burned Area Closure.
Long Alec Trailhead Closed to Visitor Stickpin Burned Area Closure.
Long Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Long Lake Trail #5 Closed to Visitor Northstar Burned Area Closure.
Marcus Trail #8 Closed to Visitor Stickpin Burned Area Closure.
Marcus Trailhead Closed to Visitor Stickpin Burned Area Closure.
Midnight Ridge Trail #41 Closed to Visitor Stickpin Burned Area Closure.
Mill Pond Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Mill Pond Historic Site Open to Visitor
Noisy Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Noisy Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
North Fork Trail #507 Closed to Visitor Due to a trail bridge failure, the Upper North Fork Trail #507 will be closed to public use until the structure is replaced. The #507 trail is a connector trail that connects the upper portion of the North Fork of Sullivan Creek to the #515 Crowell Ridge Trail in the Salmo Priest Wilderness.
Panhandle Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Pierre Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Pioneer Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Sherman Loop Trail #72 Open to Visitor Not cleared for the season yet.
Sherman Overlook Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to bug kill.
Sherman Trail #12 Open to Visitor Not cleared for the season yet.
Sherman Trailhead Open to Visitor Not cleared for the season yet.
Snow Peak Cabin Open to Visitor Reservations must be made at least two days in advance. The maximum-length stay is five consecutive nights. Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov
South Skookum Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season
Stick Pin Trail #71 Open to Visitor
Sullivan Lake Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.
Swan Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Will open May, 26, 2016
Swan Lake Kitchen Open to Visitor Will open May, 26, 2016
Swan Lake Trail #14 Closed to Visitor Swan Lake and southwestern Kettle Crest Closure
Taylor Ridge Trail #74 Open to Visitor West of Bulldog Cabin Road is Closed.
Ten Mile Campground Closed to Visitor Closed due to storm damage.
Ten Mile Trail #25 Open to Visitor Trail head at Ten Mile Campground is closed. Trail is open and can be accessed from Rd. #5320100 off the scatter creek road.
Trout Lake Open to Visitor
Trout Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Open Memorial Day to Labor Day with full services. Reduced services between Labor Day and Memorial Day.
West Sullivan Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for the season.

Spotlights

Pioneer Park Heritage Trail #321

On this unique trail the history of the Kalispel Tribe is presented through twelve artistic, interpretive displays.  Dramatic views of the Pend Oreille River. 

Areas & Activities

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