Swan Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Some campsites in this campground are private and most have a view of the lake. It is also the site of the historic Swan Lake Kitchen.


  • 21 campsites with picnic tables and fire pits
  • 4 walk in campsites with picnic tables and fire pits
  • 1 day use area with a sandy beach
  • 2 swimming docks
  • Fishing dock
  • Boat launch
  • Drinking water
  • Vault toilets
  • Garbage disposal

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 7/23/2020 - Overnight camping and day-use is allowed; boat launch access and parking is available. There is no water at Swan Lake until further notice. The water system's generator continues to have technical difficulties. Repair work will continue. Bring extra water. Garbage service is available. Toilet will be cleaned and available for use. Fees will be charged.
Reservations: First come, first served
  • $10 for campsite
  • $2 for extra vehicle
Open Season: Spring - 10/31/2019
Usage: Heavy
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfires in developed fire pits only
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Dogs must be on leash
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days
Closest Towns: 14 miles from Republic, WA
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Republic, WA:  Head south on N Clark Ave toward E 6th St for 0.6 miles.  Turn right onto WA-21 S/S Clark Ave continue to follow WA-21 S 6.8 miles.  Turn right onto NF-53 for 7.3 miles.  Slight left at Old Scatter Creek Rd for 0.2 miles.  Destination will be on the right.

Google map directions from Repuclic, WA

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  • This campground is divided into 2 loops.
  • Lower loop accesses the 4 walk-in sites, and 9 back-in campsites.  These sites have shorter, smaller parking spurs, and tend to be more sloped camping areas, but are closer to the lake.
  • Upper 12 campsites are generally larger and flatter spaces, with all but 3 having pull-through spurs for larger vehicles and trailer combinations (up to 31 feet).
No. of Sites25 single site(s), 6 double site(s), 1 20-50 people group site(s)
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