Recreation

The Colville National Forest offers 1.1 million acres of forest for your enjoyment, relaxation, and exploration. You can experience the solitude of hiking in the wilderness on hundreds of miles of trails, enjoy camping near others in developed campgrounds, or the solitude of camping in the back country or wilderness. The forest is also a prime location for plenty of great fishing, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing, off road vehicles, and winter activities such as cross-country and downhill skiing and snowmobiling. Hundreds of miles of forest roads offer access and sightseeing opportunities.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas.

 

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
49° North Mountain Resort Closed to Visitor
Bead Lake Boat Launch Open to Visitor Northwest Forest Pass required. $5.00 per day, $30.00 season pass. No charge for Interagency Senior/Access pass holders.
Big Meadow Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Browns Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Canyon Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Crescent Lake Open to Visitor Please check with Newport Ranger District 509-447-7300
Davis Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Deer Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
East Sullivan Campground Open to Visitor
Edgewater Campground Open to Visitor
Ferry Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Flume Creek Trail #502    Area Forecast Flume Creek Trail #502
Frater Lake Trail #150/Lake Leo Trail #155 Open to Visitor Area Forecast Frater Lake Trail #150/Lake Leo Trail #155 Snow Park Pass required from Dec 1 to March 31. Groomed Dec 1 to March 31.
Frater Lake Trailhead Open to Visitor Snow Park Pass required from Dec 1 to March 31
Geophysical Trailhead / Sno-Park Open to Visitor Snow Park Pass required from Dec 1 to March 31.
Gillette Campground Open to Visitor
Grassy Top Trail #503   
Hall Mountain / Grassy Top Trail #533    Area Forecast Hall Mountain / Grassy Top Trail #533​
Hall Mountain Trail #540    Early spring trail conditions vary and can change rapidly. Trails may be covered in snow or other obstacles. Please check with ranger district.
Hoodoo Canyon Trail #17 Open to Visitor
Jungle Hill Horse Campground   
Kettle Crest (North) National Recreation Trail #13 Open to Visitor
Kettle Crest South Trail #13 Open to Visitor
Lake Ellen East Campground Open to Visitor
Lake Ellen West Campground Open to Visitor
Lake Gillette Campground Open to Visitor
Lake Leo Campground Open to Visitor
Lake Thomas Campground Open to Visitor
Lakeshore Trail #504   
Lambert Horse Camp Campground Closed to Visitor
Lambert Trail #47   
Lambert Trailhead   
Leona Loop Trail #49a   
Leona Trail #49   
Leona Trailhead   
Little Pend Oreille Off Road Vehicle Trail System    Area Forecast Little Pend Oreille Off Road Vehicle Trail System
Little Twin Lakes Campground Open to Visitor
Log Flume Interpretive Trail #77   
Long Alec Trail #43.1 Open to Visitor
Long Alec Trailhead Open to Visitor
Long Lake Open to Visitor
Long Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Long Lake Trail #5 Open to Visitor
Marcus Trail #8   
Marcus Trailhead   
Midnight Ridge Trail #41   
Mill Pond Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for 2018 season.
Mill Pond Historic Site Closed to Visitor Closed for the 2018 season.
Noisy Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Noisy Creek Group Campground Open to Visitor Reservation only
North Fork Silver Creek Trail #119   
North Fork Trail #507   
Panhandle Campground Open to Visitor Boat Launch Is open as of 6/29/2018
Pierre Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Pioneer Park Campground Open to Visitor Boat Launch is closed due to high water 6/28/2018
Sherman Loop Trail #72 Open to Visitor
Sherman Overlook Campground Closed to Visitor Updated as of 07/16/2018
Sherman Trail #12 Open to Visitor
Sherman Trailhead Open to Visitor Updated as of 6/29/2018
Snow Peak Cabin Open to Visitor Reservations must be made at least two days in advance. The maximum-length stay is five consecutive nights. Phone 1-877-444-6777 or visit www.recreation.gov
South Skookum Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Stick Pin Trail #71   
Sullivan Creek Open to Visitor Camp sites open road closed at mile marker 6 due to washout
Sullivan Lake Group Campground Open to Visitor Reservation only
Swan Lake Campground Open to Visitor
Swan Lake Kitchen   
Swan Lake Trail #14 Open to Visitor
Taylor Ridge Trail #74   
Ten Mile Campground Closed to Visitor Updated 6/28/2018
Ten Mile Trail #25 Open to Visitor Updated 6/25/2018
Thirteen Mile Trail #23   
Thirteen Mile Trailhead   
Trout Lake Open to Visitor
Trout Lake Campground Open to Visitor
West Sullivan Campground Open to Visitor

Spotlights

Pioneer Park Heritage Trail #321

On this unique trail the history of the Kalispel Tribe is presented through twelve artistic, interpretive displays.  Dramatic views of the Pend Oreille River. 

Areas & Activities

Highlights

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