Lake Ellen East Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Lake Ellen East Campground is one of two campgrounds located on each end of the 75.5 acre Lake. Access through the campground is a one way single lane gravel road loop. Campsites have good separation with lots of vegetation for privacy. Access to the lake for fishing and swimming is a short walk. Wildlife viewing is abundant with bald eagles, osprey, loons, beaver and more.  This is a popular lake for family's with small children because of the large availability for fishing off the bank. Fishing for rainbow trout is good. Many amateur photographers also enjoy the area for its picturesque opportunities.


  • 11 campsites with picnic tables, fire pits, and tent pads
  • Boat ramp available at the west end of the lake.
  • No drinking water
  • Toilets
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Overnight use within the campground is allowed. Toilets will be cleaned and available for use. Fees will be charged.
Operational Hours: Developed recreation sites including trailheads, campgrounds, restrooms, and day-use areas are closed to support state Governor executive orders for residents to stay home, stay safe, and save lives. For closure details, contact the local ranger district or Forest Supervisors Office.  
Reservations: First come, first served
  • $6 for campsite
Usage: Light
  • 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: Kettle Falls, WA
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Kettle Fall, WA: Head west on US-395 N/WA-20 W for 3.7 miles. Turn left onto WA-20 W continue for 4.1 miles. Turn left onto the Inchelium Kettle Falls Rd continue for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Lake Ellen Rd continue for 3.6 miles. Turn right to stay on Lake Ellen Rd continue for 1.3 miles. Campground entrance will be on the right.

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Campground Camping

  • Semi private campsites away from main road.
No. of Sites11 single site(s)
Reservation Info0
No. of Accessible sites0

RV Camping

  • No RV hookups or dump station.


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