Brush Lake Picnic Area


Brush Lake Picnic area features 4 picnic sites, vault toilets, and a day use area. Boating on Brush Lake is accessible from the area but launching can be difficult in late summer and fall when the water is low.

At a Glance

Fees Sites are available at no charge on a first come, first served basis.
Open Season: May
Closest Towns: Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Restroom: Vault
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Travel 18 miles north of Bonners Ferry on US Hwy 95. Turn right (southeast) Forest Service Road 1004 (Brush Lake Road) and go about 3 miles to the Brush Lake Picnic Area.

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Big Game Hunting

Big game hunting is popular in the Brush Lake area

Small Game Hunting

Small game hunting is popular in the Brush Lake area.

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Waterfowl hunting is popular in the Brush Lake area.

Nature Viewing

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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Areas & Activities


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3000 feet