Noisy Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed

Though the campground is closed for the season, as is the boat launch. Within walking distance to the lake, the campsites in this campground are nice and private. Noisy Creek Trail #588 can be accessed from the campground and the lake provides many wildlife viewing and recreational opportunities.  Campsites are suitable for both tent and RV camping.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Boat launch is not open year-round.
Reservations: Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis or by reservation at (1-877-444-6777).
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
  • Camping: $27/single site
  • Extra vehicle: none
  • Day use: $10
  • Season Day Pass for Colville Only: $52
  • Season Pass for Colville and Idaho Panhandle: $52
Open Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Washington state fishing license required. See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at for more information. 
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfire in developed fire ring only        
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Pets must be on leash       
  • OHV use prohibited in the campground          
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days       
  • Food and wildlife attractants must be properly stored at all times
Closest Towns: Metaline Falls, WA
  • Camping: 50% discount for single site camping fees, with any of these passes: Interagency Senior, Interagency Access, Golden Age and Golden Access. Discount not available on double or group sites.
  • Day use: $45 Concessionaire Season Pass accepted. No other recreation passes honored.
Operated By: Scenic Canyons Recreational Services
Information Center: Trail Map provided by Concessionaire: Scenic Canyons

General Information


From the junction of State Highway 20, follow State Highway 31 north for 3 miles to the junction of the Sullivan Lake Road (County Road 9345).  Follow Sullivan Lake Road for 8.2 miles tothe campground entrance which lies on the south end of Sullivan Lake. 

Google map directions from Metaline Falls, WA

General Notes:

Other Nearby Recreation Opportunities

  • Noisy Creek Group Campground (area is unavailable)

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking:

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • Great family campground due to the number of recreational opportunities available. 
No. of Sites 19 single site(s)
Reservation Info 0
No. of Accessible sites 0

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:
  • Campsites are suitable for all types of RV’s. 
  • No hook-ups or dump station.

Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:
  • Noisy Creek Group Campground (area is unavailable) is adjacent to the main campground.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:
  • Sullivan Lake is open year round. Kokanee, burbot (lingcod). Boat ramps located on north and south ends of lake.  

River and Stream Fishing

Recreation areas with activity River and Stream Fishing:
  • Numerous streams in surrounding area. Remember to check the Fishing in Washington Regulation pamphlet prior to fishing. More information can be obtained at

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
  • The Lakeshore Trail #504, which is a designated National Scenic Trail and located on the east side of Sullivan Lake, connects East Sullivan and Noisy Creek Campgrounds. Noisy Creek Trail is also accessed from this campground. 


Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:
  • Salmo-Priest Wilderness offers overnight or multiple day outings.

Viewing Wildlife

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Wildlife:
  • Variety of wildlife ranging from common whitetail deer to endangered woodland caribou and threatened grizzly bear. Hall Mountain which borders the east side of the lake is home to a bighorn sheep herd. Other species of interest are moose, elk, mountain lion, black bear, gray wolf, bald eagle and other bird species.

Viewing Plants

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Plants:
  • Deep valleys contain Cedar-Hemlock forests while high ridges offer Whitebark Pine and other alpine plants. 

Viewing Scenery

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Scenery:
  • Spectacular views of the Sullivan Lake and Hall Mountain from day use area in campground.  


Recreation areas with activity Picnicking:
  • Tables, fire rings provided. Great views of the lake.

Boating - Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Motorized:
  • Sullivan Lake is four miles long and offers great boating opportunities.  

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:
  • Popular with kayakers and canoeists because of scenic qualities.


Recreation areas with activity Swimming:
  • Designated swim area with platform.


Recreation areas with activity Tubing:
  • Boat launch offers easy access to the lake.  Popular family activity.


Recreation areas with activity Waterskiing:
  • Boat launch offers easy access to the lake.  Popular family activity.


Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length 55 feet
Picnic tables: Day Use Fee
Tent camping:
Parking: Day Use Fee
Toilets: Vault
Boat ramp: Day Use Fee
Drinking water: Developed Potable Water and Hydrant

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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2,200 feet