Browns Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed

*Closed until further notice for construction. (5/25/2023) The gate is close to vehicle access but walk in access for fishing and foraging will be permitted at this time.*

Located on the Newport Ranger District, Browns Lake Campground lies 25 miles northeast of Newport.  This lake is nonmotorized, flyfishing only.  Located within the campground is a historical cabin believed to have been built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The trailhead for Browns Lake Trail #320 is located near the boat ramp.  

Logging in the area may impact accessability.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed until further notice for construction. (5/25/2023)
Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
  • Camping: $25/single site
  • Extra vehicle: none
  • Day use: $10
  • Season Day Pass for Colville and Idaho Panhandle: $52
  • Day use: $52 Concessionaire Season Pass accepted. No other recreation passes honored.
Open Season: Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend
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.
  • Campfires 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
  • Non-motorized lake use only
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. 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: Concessionaire: Scenic Canyons -

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) 4 miles to the junction of Forest Road 5030000 (Browns Lake). Travel north on 5030000 for 4 miles to the campground entrance.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • Eighteen (18) first come, first serve campsites located next to beautiful Browns Lake.
  • All food, beverages and other attractants including garbage must be stored in animal resistant containers.

RV Camping

  • Rustic campground suitable for smaller RV’s.

Lake and Pond Fishing

  • Great fly fishing opportunity. Non-motorized, fly fishing gear only. Cutthroat, Rainbow.


  • Small day use area with picnic tables. Excellent view of the lake.

Boating - Non-Motorized

  • Wonderful non-motorized opportunity for kayakers and canoeists.


  • Easy access to the lake from the boat ramp.


Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length 45 feet
Picnic tables: Day Use Fee
Tent camping:
Parking: Day Use Fee
Toilets: Vault
Boat ramp: Day Use Fee
Drinking water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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3,800 feet