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   
Bead Lake Boat Launch Closed 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 Closed to Visitor
Browns Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Canyon Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Will close 10/31/2018 weather permitting. Please call 509-738-7700 after 10/15 to make sure
Crescent Lake Closed to Visitor
Davis Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Deer Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
East Sullivan Campground Closed to Visitor Boat launch open until December 1, weather permitting 509-447-7300
Edgewater Campground Closed to Visitor
Ferry Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Campground will close 10/31 weather permitting Please call Republic RD 509-775-7400 after 10/15 to make sure
Frater Lake Trail #150/Lake Leo Trail #155    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 Closed to Visitor
Jungle Hill Horse Campground Closed to Visitor
Kettle Crest Campground Closed to Visitor
Lake Ellen East Campground Closed to Visitor closing on 10/31/2018 weather permitting. Please call Three Rivers RD 509-738-7700 after 10/15 to check campground status
Lake Ellen West Campground Closed to Visitor closing on 10/31/2018 weather permitting. Please call Three Rivers RD 509-738-7700 after 10/15 to check campground status
Lake Gillette Campground Closed to Visitor Bring your own water
Lake Leo Campground Closed to Visitor Closing 10/31
Lake Thomas Campground Closed to Visitor
Little Twin Lakes Campground Closed to Visitor Closing 10/31/2018 weather permitting please call Three Rivers RD 509-738-7700 after 10/15 to check campground status
Long Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Campground will close 10/31 weather permitting Please call Republic RD 509-775-7400 after 10/15 to make sure
Middle Fork Calispell OHV Trails Closed to Visitor
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 Closed to Visitor Boat launch open until December 1, weather permitting. 509-447-7300
Noisy Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor Will Close on 9/24/2018
Panhandle Campground Closed to Visitor boat launch open until Dec 1st weather dependent! Call 509-447-7300
Pierre Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Pioneer Park Campground Closed to Visitor will close on 9/24/2018
Sherman Overlook Campground Closed to Visitor Campground Will Close on September 30th 2018 for the season.
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 Closed to Visitor
Sullivan Lake Group Campground Closed to Visitor Reservation only. Closing on 9/24/2018
Swan Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Last day to camp will be Saturday 9/15/2018, campground will close Sunday afternoon
Trout Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
West Sullivan Campground Closed to Visitor Closes on 11/15/2018 weather dependent

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

Graphic: Wilderness 50th Anniversary

Yours to explore and celebrate! Link opens in a new window


App Icon Visual

Download Our New Official Recreation App! Link opens in a new window


Image: Interactive Travel Map link and button

Interactive Travel Map Link opens in a new window

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/colville/recreation