Frater Lake Trailhead / Sno-Park

Area Status: Open

Frater Lake Sno-Park Entrance

Frater Lake Trailhead is a Day Use ONLY area. With a wonderful short looping trail system and a Cabin for day use only 1/2 mile from the trailhead.  Lots of wildlife can be seen on and around the lake. 

Provides access to:

Frater Lake Parking Area Frater Lake Trail Junction at Frater Lake Frater Lake Warming Hut Compound Inside the Warming Hut

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Winter Sno-Park fees required Dec 1-March 31. No summer use fees.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Permit Info: WA State Sno-Park Permit - Dec 1 to March 31
Open Season: Year Around
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Colville, WA
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General Information


From Colville, WA:  Follow state route 20 for 29 miles east to the trailhead.

Google Map directions from Colville, WA

Recreation Map

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Mountain Biking

  • In spring, summer and fall mountain bikers enjoy the tranquility of this trail system.
  • Can also access trail #142 from both sides.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Ice Fishing

Day Hiking

  • Access to trail #142 from both sides of this trailhead.


  • Day use only cabin has picnic tables, a fire pit, and CXT toilet. There is no running water or garbage collection at this site.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

  • 10 miles of groomed trail.


Picnic tables:
Parking: Sno-Park Permit required Dec 1 to March 31
Toilets: Vault
Boat ramp: Gravel surface.
Drinking water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

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3,200 feet