Swan Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed

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.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground will close on Monday, 10/30/2023. Water system is off for the season. Boat ramp will remain open with no services.
Reservations: Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Group site is available by reservation at Recreation.gov (1-877-444-6777).
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
  • Camping: $8/single site
  • Group Camping: $35/group site (Reservation only) with a one time transaction fee of $10
  • Extra Vehicle: $2/per night
Open Season: Memorial Day Weekend - October 30
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Washington state fishing license required. See Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at http://wdfw.wa.gov/ for more information. Use of lead weights or lead jigs that measure 1.5 inches or less along the longest axis is prohibited. Internal combustion motors prohibited.
  • Quiet hours between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Campfire in developed fire ring only        
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Pets must be on leash       
  • OHV use prohibited in the campground          
  • Maximum length of stay: 14 days       
  • No lead weights in lake
  • Food and wildlife attractants must be properly stored at all times
Closest Towns: 14 miles from Republic, WA
Information Center: Trail Map provided by NEWashingtontrails.com

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 Republic, WA

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Sand Play

Recreation areas with activity Sand Play:
  • In the day use area there is a sandy beach on the shore of Swan Lake.

Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking:
  • There are numerous dirt roads (and some pavement) in the area for different ride options.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Road Cycling

Recreation areas with activity Road Cycling:
  • There are numerous dirt roads (and some pavement) in the area for different ride options.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Campground Camping

Recreation areas with activity Campground Camping:
  • 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 Sites 25 single site(s), 6 double site(s), 1 20-50 people group site(s)
Reservation Info 0
No. of Accessible sites 0

RV Camping

Recreation areas with activity RV Camping:

Group Camping

Recreation areas with activity Group Camping:

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation areas with activity Lake and Pond Fishing:

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

Viewing Wildlife

Recreation areas with activity Viewing Wildlife:
  • There are resident loons on Swan Lake throughout most of the summer.

Boating - Non-Motorized

Recreation areas with activity Boating - Non-Motorized:
  • Combustion motors are prohibited on Swan Lake.


Recreation areas with activity Swimming:
  • There is a swimming dock and sandy beach in the day use area.


Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length 30 feet
Picnic tables: No Day Use Fee
Tent camping:
Parking: No Day Use Fee
Toilets: Vault
Boat ramp: No fee

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