South Skookum Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

South Skookum Lake is relatively small and is not suitable for boats exceeding 20 feet or motors greater than 15 horsepower. The boat ramp is small and unimproved. Two docks, one of which is accessible, are located near the launch area and provide fishing opportunities for campers who do not have boats. South Baldy lookout, which is still staffed during the summer months, is visible from the campground and is a popular day trip.


  • 25 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and tent pads
  • Boat launch
  • Drinking water
  • Vault toilet
  • Garbage disposal

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Overnight use and day-use at this site is available with full services provided by the Concessionaire. Fees will be charged.
Reservations: First come, first served
  • Camping: $24/single site
  • Extra vehicle: none 
  • Day use: $5; Season Pass via concessionaire: $45
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
Closest Towns: Newport, WA
  • 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.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Newport Ranger District

General Information


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) 8 miles to the junction of Forest Road 5032350 (Kings Mountain). Follow Kings Mountain for 0.5 mile to the campground entrance.

Google map directions from Newport, WA

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