Swan Lake #14

Area Status: Open

Swan Lake trail is connected to Swan Lake campground with two access  points. One is located at Scatter creek Road at the South end of campground and the other is located at the north end of campground by the CCC era kitchen. This hike will take you around the lake with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains . Wildlife such as deer, moose and Osprey have been seen from the trail making for great pictures. The chances of hearing and seeing loons on the lake is always a possibility, as they have nested  at Swan lake for  years. There are two foot bridges which allow the hiker to cross the swampy areas of the trail. Plenty of flowering shrubs and ground flowers to delight the senses.

At a Glance

Fees: No Fee
Open Season: Spring
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: 14 miles from Republic, WA
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information

General Notes:
  • USGS Map: Swan Lake


From Republic, WA:  Travel on state route 21 south to forest road 53 (Scatter Creek Road). Turn right on forest road 53 and continue 7 miles to Swan Lake Campground. The beginning of the trail is located at on the left hand side of the road, just before the lake and campground. Trails ends at the north end of the campground near the Swan Lake Kitchen.

Google map directions from Republic, WA


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

  • Fishing is available at Swan Lake. Combustion motors are prohibited.

Day Hiking

  • This lake shore trail provides many opportunities for views, fishing, or swimming.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Wildlife

  • Swan Lake is home to resident loons throughout most of the summer.

Interpretive Areas

  • Swan Lake Kitchen is a historical site built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936, and received preservation work in 2009/2010.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
3,650 feet - 3,650 feet range