Summit Lake

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Summit Lake


Summit is a small emerald colored 7 acre lake, 35' deep. A boat-launch is available (for small vessels) and fisherman visit to catch eastern brook and rainbow trout. There are three additional lakes within 10 miles for day trips around the area. Hunting season is a popular time for fall visitors.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Invasives in this reach include: Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) and duckweed (Lemnoideae spp.) in the water.

General Information


From Three Rivers Ranger Station:  Head west on 11th Ave toward Juniper St. Conotinue onto Old Kettle Rd for 0.7 miles. Turn right onto WA-25 N.  In 0.5 miles turn left onto US-395 N and continue for 13.8 miles. Turn right onto Barstow Bridge Rd and continue for 1.0 miles.  Turn left onto Pierre Lake Rd and continue for 10.3 miles.  Turn right onto Sand Creek Rd and continue for 118 feet.  Take the 1st left and continue for 2.2 miles to lake.

Google map directions from Three Rivers Ranger Station, Kettle Falls, WA

General Notes:

Summit Lake is a small, rustic lake withfishing opportunities. A short walk down to the water is where you’ll find the boat launch. Forest Service Road (FSR) 1500040 takes you from the main road (FSR 1500030). 

Elevation of Summit Lake nears 2,540’. Rainbow trout fry plants make for excellent fishing. Two-pole fishing is allowed. Fishing methods include: Fly, spin, and bait. Small vessel boats can be easily put in at the boat launch.

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Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:
  • Fish Species: Eastern Brook Trout
  • Fishing Access: Shoreline fishing and boat fishing.
  • Fishing Methods: Fly, spin, and bait.
  • Angling Season: Spring, summer and fall.
  • Depth and Size: N/A - 6.9 acres 

Fishing License

Washington state fishing license required. See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at for more information. 

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2,600 feet