Deer Creek Summit South Trailhead / Sno-Park

Area Status: Open

Located at the summit of the Boulder Deer Highway (County Road 602) on the south side of the highway.

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: Toilets,Parking
Permit Info: Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required December 1 through March 31
Open Season: Dec 1 - March 31
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 will be on your right at the summit of the highway.

Google map directions from Republic, WA

Latitude 48.863658 Longitude -118.395281

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation areas with activity XC Skiing/Snowshoeing:


Parking: Sno-Park Permit required Dec 1 to March 31
Toilets: Vault

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  Elevation : 
4,640 feet