Republic RD

Photo: The Republic Ranger Station Sign with Office in backgroundThe boundaries of the Colville National Forest and even Regional designation have changed dramatically over the years as it transitioned from Region 6 to Region 1 then back to Region 6. The Colville National Forest has had a change in District names and boundaries as Supervisors have come and gone. The one constant has been the Republic Ranger District.

The Republic Ranger District has always had the same name although its boundaries have changed over time. Currently the Republic Ranger District stretches from the Tonasket Ranger District to the crest of the western slopes of the Kettle Ridge and from the Colville Reservation in the south.  The district continues north to the Canadian border. The Republic Ranger District is noted for its recreational opportunities surrounding the Swan Lake area in the southwest portion, which boast some of the best lakes to see the American Loon.

General Information


From Republic, WA, head north on N Clark Ave to Delaware Ave.  Take right onto Delaware Ave, continue for 0.2 miles.  Turn right onto N Jefferson Ave, then an immediate left on E 6th St. Continue straight for 200 feet until turing left into the Republic Ranger District parking lot.

Google Map Directions

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Republic RD

RV Camping

Areas for RV Camping at Republic RD

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Republic RD

Dispersed Camping

Areas for Dispersed Camping at Republic RD

Cabin Rentals

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Republic RD

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Republic RD

River and Stream Fishing

Areas for River and Stream Fishing at Republic RD


Areas for Picnicking at Republic RD

Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Republic RD


Areas for Swimming at Republic RD

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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