Deer Creek Summit North Trailhead / Sno-Park

Area Status: Open

Deer Creek Summit North TrailHead/Sno-Park is a wide gravel turnout just off the Summit of Boulder Deer County Highway # 602.  This is a large parking lot that can accommodate any size vehicle.

In the winter season, Deer Creek offers 12 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails available for both nordic and skate skiers to enjoy. Tracks from wildlife such as moose and snowshoe hairs can often be seen on the trail as they take advantage of easy traveling on the packed snow.  For a quick meal or resupply of grocery's, the small town of Curlew is just a short 10 minute drive west over the summit.

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At a Glance

Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities, Toilets, Parking
Permit Info: Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required from December 1 through March 31
Open Season: Dec 1 - March 31
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Curlew, WA and Kettle Falls, WA
Operated By: Washington State Parks
Information Center: Trail map provided by Washington State Parks

General Information


From Republic, WA:  Take highway 21 north 22 miles to Curlew. Turn right on county road 602 (Deer Creek Highway) for 10 miles. The trailhead / sno-park will be on your left at the summit of the highway.

Google map directions from Republic, WA

Latitude 48.864687 Longitude -118.397034

Recreation Map

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation areas with activity XC Skiing/Snowshoeing:


Fee charged for some activities: Sno-Park Permit required Dec 1 to March 31
Parking: Sno-Park Permit required Dec 1 to March 31
Toilets: Portable Toilet

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4,640 ft.