Swan Lake Kitchen

Area Status: Open

Originally constructed in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and historically preserved in 2009 and 2010, this open air kitchen has retained its historical character with an open aired shelter. The site is located at the north end of the Swan Lake Campground, on the shore of Swan Lake. There is a large flat area with a beach and swim dock at this site, as well as access to the Swan Lake Trail #14.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Potable water sources turned off Sept 30.
Reservations: Site is available by reservation at Recreation.gov (1-877-444-6777). 35 Max Occupants
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
  • Group Camping: $35/group site (Reservation only) with a one time transaction fee of $10
Open Season: Memorial Day Weekend - September 30
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: 14 miles from Republic, WA
Information Center: Trail Map provided by NEWashingtontrails.com

General Information


From Republic, WA:  Take highway 21 south 7 miles to forest road 53 (Scatter Creek). Travel on forest road 53 for approximately 7 miles to the entrance of Swan Lake Campground. The Kitchen area is located at the far end of the campground.

Google map directions from Republic, WA

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Sand Play

  • There is a small sandy beach at this area.

Mountain Biking

  • There are numerous dirt roads (and some pavement) in the area for different ride options.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Road Cycling

  • There are numerous dirt roads (and some pavement) in the area for different ride options.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking

Viewing Wildlife

  • There are resident loons at Swan Lake throughout most of the summer.


Boating - Non-Motorized

  • Combustion motors are prohibited on Swan Lake.


  • There is a swim dock a short distance away from the beach at this site.


Camping trailer: Maximum vehicle length 30 feet
Picnic tables: Reservation Required
Tent camping:
Parking: Reservation Required
Toilets: Vault
Boat ramp: No Day Use Fee
Drinking water: Developed Potable Water and Hydrant

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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