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: 5/20/2020 - Boat launch, parking area, and fishing dock are available for public access. Overnight use within the campground is allowed. Toilets will not be cleaned and will remain closed. Campsites in the back (southern) loop may not be available if the trail contractor is present. Trail system is closed for reconstruction. 
Reservations: First come, first served
Fees No
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

  • Accessible dock
  • Accessible trail

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

  • Accessible dock


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 aproxmity 6.5 miles to campground enterance.

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.

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