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 Closed For the Season
Big Meadow Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Browns Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Canyon Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Campground Will Close on 10/31/2019.
Crescent Lake Closed to Visitor Not for trailers. For tents and small truck campers only. Campground will close on 09/30/2019
Davis Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Campground Will Close on 10/31/2019.
Deer Creek Campground Closed to Visitor
East Sullivan Boat Launch Open to Visitor
East Sullivan Campground Closed to Visitor
Edgewater Campground Closed to Visitor
Ferry Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
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
Lake Ellen East Campground Closed to Visitor
Lake Ellen West Campground Closed to Visitor
Lake Gillette Campground Closed to Visitor
Lake Leo Campground Closed to Visitor Boat Launch is Closed
Lake Thomas Campground Closed to Visitor
Little Twin Lakes Campground Closed to Visitor
Long Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Mill Pond Campground Closed to Visitor
Mill Pond Historic Site Closed to Visitor
Noisy Creek Campground Closed to Visitor e Boat launch will remain open until December 1, weather permitting.
Noisy Creek Group Campground Closed to Visitor
Panhandle Campground Closed to Visitor
Pierre Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Pioneer Park Campground Closed to Visitor
Sherman Overlook Campground Closed to Visitor
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
Swan Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
Ten Mile Campground Closed to Visitor Camping is available on the east side of the campground. The west side of the campground has been converted to Day Use only.
Trout Lake Campground Closed to Visitor
West Sullivan Campground Closed 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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https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/colville/recreation