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CAMPGROUND NAME: Big Meadow Lake

VISIT DATE: 06/16/2007

UPDATE DATE: 2/28/2012

STATE: Washington

REGION: Pacific Northwest

RANGER DISTRICT: Three Rivers - Kettle Falls

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ione

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Ione, WA, at intersection of Houghton Rd and State Rt. 20
(Porter's Plaza Motel and Gas), take Houghton Rd west 0.4 miles
to Big Meadow Lake sign.  Turn left onto 8th Ave. and go 0.1
miles to another Big Meadow Lake sign.  Turn right onto Smackout
Pass Road and go 2.6 miles to a "Y" intersection.  Bear left and
go 5.3 miles to campground on left.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 3,400 ft.

The campground wraps around the south side of the man-made Big 
Meadow Lake with campsites tucked in among Aspen, Tamarack, 
White fir and other conifers.  The lake has a population of waterfowl, 
such as Loon and ducks.  The large, adjacent meadow is great for
wildlife viewing.  The campground is pack it in, pack it out and
family friendly.

This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: Yes

Seasonal Comment:
Services provided from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: Donation
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16
   
   Total Sites: 16

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: No
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 16
No. Grilles on Sites: 16
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 37'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  An RV waste station, with potable
water, is available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: No
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: No
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Big Meadow Lake is 72 acres.  Leeches may be present in water.

HIKING
Meadow Creek Trail #125 (foot, mountain bike, wheelchair
friendly) - 1.5 miles
Lakeside Trail #126 (foot, mountain bike) - 1.5 miles

FISHING   
Rainbow trout and Largemouth bass - fishing pier available

CAMPGROUND NAME: Browns Lake VISIT DATE: 06/11/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Newport NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Usk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Usk, WA, at intersection of Kings Lake Rd and River Rd, take Kings Lake Rd east and go 6.8 miles to Half Moon Lk Rd. Turn left onto Half Moon Lk Rd/Forest Route 5030 (single lane, rough dirt road) and go 4.1 miles into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,400 ft. This rustic campground is a single loop above Browns Lake. Mature cedars provide shade to most sites. Only a few sites have a view of the lake and none of the sites are at the water's edge. Only fly-fishing is permitted on the lake. The historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)-built cabin next to site #1 bears witness to this campground's long past as a popular camping location. Insect repellent is recommended. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open last weekend in April through October 31. Services provided Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day - weather dependent. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $14 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 44' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt and rocky. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Browns Lake is 84 acres. HIKING Browns Lake Trail #320 (foot) - 1 mile FISHING Cutthroat trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Canyon Creek VISIT DATE: 06/15/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Three Rivers - Kettle Falls NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Kettle Falls RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Kettle Falls, WA, at intersection of US Rt 395/State Rt 20 and State Rt 25, take Rt 395 north/Rt 20 west 2.7 mile to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt 20 west, and go 7.7 miles to campground sign. Turn left after sign, onto Bangs Mtn Rd and go 0.1 miles down a dirt road to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,300 ft. This pack it in/pack it out campground is a single large loop away from the highway but there is minimal traffic noise. Lodgepole pine provide shade. Ample separation and an understory of wild roses and other shrubs give good privacy between sites. A few campsites back up on Canyon Creek which is hidden from view. A little meadow near the campground's entrance suggests wildlife viewing opportunities. Convenient for overnight campers, it is also a nice location for a few days of relaxed camping in the forest. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and all about the same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Canyon Creek #93 (paved foot and wheelchair) - 0.5 miles connector to Log Flume Interpretive Trail #77 (paved foot and wheelchair) - 0.5 miles FISHING Rainbow trout are in nearby Sherman Creek

CAMPGROUND NAME: East Sullivan VISIT DATE: 06/12/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Sullivan Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Metaline RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Metaline, WA take State Rt 31 north 3 miles to Sullivan Lake sign. Turn right after sign onto Sullivan Lake Rd and go 4.6 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign, onto Forest Rt 22, and go 0.3 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,600 ft. The campground has three loops (Fir, Cedar, and Pine) on the east side of Sullivan Lake. None of the campsites are on the lake or have a view of the lake. Sites are tucked into a stand of mixed conifers including cedar and Douglas fir. Fir loop is the largest and closest to the boat ramp. Pine loop is close to the swim beach and has numerous double wide campsites but shorter parking aprons. Cedar loop has all the campground's pull-throughs which are designated double sites. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day weekend through mid-September RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single $28 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 38 Total Sites: 38 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 38 No. Grilles on Sites: 38 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 46" Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and all about the same size. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Sullivan Lake is 1,291 acres. Power boats are limited to 35 mph. The swim area has a narrow gravel beach HIKING Lakeshore Trail #504 (foot only) - 4.2 miles FISHING Burbot (Ling Cod) and Kokanee salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Edgewater VISIT DATE: 06/12/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Sullivan Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ione RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Ione, WA, take State Route 31 south 0.5 miles to Sullivan Lake sign. Turn left after Sullivan Lake sign onto Sullivan Lk Rd and go 0.4 miles to campground sign immediately after crossing the bridge. Turn left at the sign onto Box Canyon Rd and go 2.2 miles to another campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,000 ft. The campground stretches along a bluff on the east bank of the Pend Oreille River which allows many of the campsites to have a view of the river. This quiet campground is comfortable for both tent, car, and recreational vehicle campers. The understory of wild rose, thimble berry, or other shrubs provide good privacy while the overstory of Douglas fir, cedar, hemlock, and other conifers offer good shade. Only a little off the "beaten path", this campground would be good for more than a weekend get-a-way. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 20 No. Grilles on Sites: 20 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See comments below Comments: Parking aprons are gravel and grass and accommodate any size RV. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: Hot showers are available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA. WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Pend Oreille River, which is very wide with depth and flow controlled by a dam, has a 35 mph power boat limit. HIKING - No FISHING Large and Smallmouth bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Gillette VISIT DATE: 06/16/2007 UPDATE DATE: 7/17/2013 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Three Rivers - Kettle Falls NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ione RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Ione, WA, take State Rt 31/20 south 3.5 miles to Colville sign in Tiger, WA. Turn right onto Rt 20 West and go 11 miles to Colville campgrounds sign. Turn left onto Pend Oreille Lk Rd and go 0.5 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,300 ft. The campground is a large single loop through a stand of Lodgepole pine and Tamarack (Western Larch) and within walking distance of Lake Gillette. It is one of two campgrounds in the Gillette Lake Recreation Area and near both the Lake Pend Oreille ORV area and a seven-mile string of interconnected lakes known as the Little Pend Oreille Lakes. The grass understory and separation between trees gives this campground an open, airy feeling with fair privacy. Check out the campground's 638 year old Tamarack, felled in 1974. Nearby Beaver Lodge has gas, some groceries, a little cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and other services. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 29 Total Sites: 29 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 29 No. Grilles on Sites: 29 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and all about the same size. An RV waste station is available, with no potable water or fee, in Colville, WA at Steven County Fairgrounds located at the south end of town off US Rt 395. Another RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Only the vaults are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Nearby Lake Gillette offers a range of water sports. HIKING Springboard Trail #149 (foot only) - 2.5 miles Little Pend Oreille Trail #142 (foot, horse, bicycle, and ORV) - 67.5 mile network of trails FISHING Cutthroat and Rainbow trout are in nearby Lake Gillette.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Ellen VISIT DATE: 06/15/2007 UPDATE DATE: 7/17/2013 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Three Rivers - Kettle Falls NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Kettle Falls RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Kettle Falls, WA, at intersection of US Rt 395/State Rt 20 and State Rt 25, take Rt 395 north/Rt 20 west 2.7 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear left, staying on Rt 20 west, and go 4.1 miles to Lake Ellen sign. Turn left and go 4.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right and go 3.5 miles (on gravel road) to Lake Ellen sign. Turn right and go 1.4 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,300 ft. This is a rustic campground with a single, teardrop shaped loop on the east end of Lake Ellen. Cottonwood, Douglas fir and other conifers and deciduous trees form the overstory and provide ample shade. A dense growth of wild rose, thimbleberry and young maple provides excellent privacy. There is no direct access from the campground to Lake Ellen. The campground is pack it in/pack it out. The smaller West Lake Ellen campground is one the lake's west end and did not qualify for review. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day - weather dependent RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 11 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 11 No. Grilles on Sites: 11 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and some are overgrown. The interior road is narrow and single lane. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS The 82-acre Lake Ellen is 0.6 miles west of campground. The boat ramp is at the west end of the lake, 0.8 miles from campground. HIKING - No FISHING Largemouth bass (Catch and Release only) and Rainbow trout are in nearby Lake Ellen.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Gillette VISIT DATE: 06/16/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/28/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Three Rivers - Kettle Falls NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ione RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Ione, WA take State Rt 31/20 south 3.5 miles to Colville sign in Tiger, WA. Turn right, onto Rt 20 West and go 11 miles to Colville campground sign. Turn left onto Pend Oreille Lk Rd and go 0.4 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,100 ft. The campground, a spur along the banks of Gillette Lake, is one of two campgrounds in the Gillette Lake Recreation Area. It is near the Lake Pend Oreille ORV area (noise from ORV riding can be heard in campground) and a seven-mile string of interconnected lakes known as the Little Pend Oreille Lakes. A pleasant mixture of Lodgepole pines and Tamarack (Western Larch) provide ample shade to most sites. A grass understory and closeness of campsites allow for little privacy. Some sites have a limited view of the lake which is shared with private residents. A seasonal resident that can be heard by campers is a loon on the lake. Nearby Beaver Lodge has gas, some groceries, a little cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and other services. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station is available, with no potable water or fee, in Colville, WA at the Steven County Fairgrounds located at the south end of town off US Rt 395. Another RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Gillette Lake is 48 acres. The swim area is a narrow sand and grass beach. HIKING - No FISHING Cutthroat and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Lake Thomas VISIT DATE: 06/16/2007 UPDATE DATE: 7/17/2013 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Three Rivers - Kettle Falls NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Ione RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Ione, WA, take State Rt 31/20 south 3.5 miles to Colville sign in Tiger, WA. Turn right, onto Rt 20 West and go 11 miles to Colville campground sign. Turn left onto Pend Oreille Lk Rd and go 1.2 miles into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,300 ft. The campground has two sections next to Lake Thomas providing several campsites with access to the lake which is shared with private residences. This compact campground is best suited for car, tent, and small RV campers. The vegetation in the campground is composed of Douglas fir, cedar and other conifers. Lake Thomas is one of the lakes in the seven-miles of interconnected Little Pend Oreille Lakes. Nearby Beaver Lodge has gas, some groceries, a little cafe serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and other services. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Communal bear proof storage lockers are available in the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 15 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Thomas is 163 acres HIKING - No FISHING Cutthroat and Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Long Lake VISIT DATE: 06/19/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/22/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Republic NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Republic RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Republic, WA, at intersection of State Rts. 20 and 21, take Rt. 21 south and go 6.6 miles to Swan Lake sign. Turn right at sign onto Scatter Creek Rd (Forest Rt. 53) and go 5.5 miles to Long Lake sign. Turn left at sign onto gravel single-lane road and go 0.6 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,200 ft. The campground stretches along a rise from Fish Lake to Long Lake with sites tucked in among Douglas fir and other conifers. Wildflowers, such as wild roses, bunchberries, and maple, comprise a lacy middlestory and understory which don't hamper views of the lakes. Long and Fish Lakes are nice for canoes and flyfishing enthusiasts. This is a sweet little campground with good wildlife viewing opportunities. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through October 1 - weather permitting RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 48' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and all about the same size. An RV waste station, with no potable water, is available next to the Shell Gas Station (Perry Wilderness Park) on State Rt. 20/21 at the south end of Republic, WA. Donation requested. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Long Lake is 24.7 acres and Fish Lake is 5.7 acres. HIKING Fish Lake Trail #2 (foot and mountain bicycle) - 0.7 miles Long Lake Loop Trail #5 (foot) - 1.2 mile FISHING Cutthroat trout - flyfishing only

CAMPGROUND NAME: Mill Pond VISIT DATE: 06/12/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Sullivan Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Metaline RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Metaline, WA, take State Rt 31 north 3 miles to Sullivan Lake sign. Turn right after sign onto Sullivan Lake Rd and go 3.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,500 ft. The campground, at east end of the little Mill Pond, is a single spur through a stand of mixed trees, including tall cedar and short maple. This little campground offers quiet, spacious campsites with good privacy. Away from the hustle and bustle of the large and more popular Sullivan Lake and its campgrounds, this campground is a nice place to just relax. Parking aprons on the campground's north side may be longer but are wider and shorter on the opposite side. The nearby interpretive Mill Pond Flume Trail provides insight into the area's history. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open last weekend in April through October 31 but services provided only from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day - weather dependent. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day - single Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 18' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Mill Pond is 63 acres. The boat ramp is seriously under- developed and use is not recommended except for carry down. Electronic motors are permitted. HIKING Elk Creek Trail #560 (foot only) - 2.1 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Noisy Creek VISIT DATE: 06/12/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Sullivan Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Metaline RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Metaline, WA, take State Rt 31 north 3 miles to Sullivan Lake sign. Turn right after sign onto Sullivan Lake Rd and go 9.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and then right at "Y" intersection and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,600 ft. The campground is 19.9 miles from a Canadian border crossing. The campground has two loops, Eagle and Bighorn. It is terraced on a hillside at the south end of Sullivan Lake. The abundant aspen and maples, scattered among the mixed conifers, suggest great Fall colors. Although none of the campsites are on the lake's shore, a few are near Noisy Creek. The sound of the creek can be heard throughout most of the campground. The campground is well suited to large RVs. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day weekend through mid- September RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and accommodate any size RV. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Sullivan Lake is 1,291 acres with a narrow, gravel beach. Power boats are limited to 35 mph. HIKING Noisy Creek Trail #588 (foot and horse) - 5.3 miles Lakeshore Trail #504 (foot only) - 4.2 miles FISHING Burbot (Ling Cod) and Kokanee salmon

CAMPGROUND NAME: Panhandle VISIT DATE: 06/11/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Newport NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Usk RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Usk, WA, at intersection of Kings Lake Rd and River Rd, take Kings Lake Rd 0.2 miles to Lecleric Rd N. Turn left onto Lecleric Rd N and go 15.1 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,100 ft. The campground stretches along the east bank of the Pend Oreille River so most campsites have a view of the water. A variety of conifers, including Red and Grand firs and Jeffrey pine, provide ample shade. A thick middlestory offers good privacy. Although on a paved road, this scenic campground enjoys its "off-the well- traveled-route" status by offering campers a quiet environment. The adjoining wetlands offer good birdwatching opportunities. This campground is one of the Forest's better kept secrets. Firewood available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Power boats on Pend Oreille River are limited to 35 mph. It is a wide river with depth and flow controlled by a dam. HIKING - None FISHING Large and Smallmouth bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pierre Lake VISIT DATE: 06/15/2007 UPDATE DATE: 7/17/2013 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Three Rivers - Kettle Falls NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Kettle Falls RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Kettle Falls, WA, at intersection of US Rt. 395/State Rt. 20 and State Rt. 25, take Rt. 395 north/Rt. 20 west 2.7 mile to a "Y" intersection. Bear right, staying on Rt. 395 and go 11 miles to Pierre Lk sign. Turn right at sign onto Barstow Br Rd and go 1 mile to a "T" intersection. Turn left onto Pierre Lk and go 8.9 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,100 ft. The campground has two unnamed sections separated by the boat ramp. Both sections stretch along the banks of Pierre Lake and sites are tucked in among Douglas fir, cedar, and other conifer. A thick understory of thimbleberry, wild roses and other shrubs provide good privacy. Most sites have a view of this nice canoeing lake which may be visited by moose. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. This is bear country; practise safe food storage technique. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day through Labor Day RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 11 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 6 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Pierre Lake is 105 acres. HIKING Lakeshore Trail (foot only) - 0.5 miles FISHING Largemouth bass, Rainbow trout and crappie

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pioneer Park VISIT DATE: 06/11/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/27/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Newport NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Newport RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Newport, WA, at the intersection of Walnut St./US Rt. 2 and State St., take Rt 2 east and go 0.4 miles to "Pioneer Park Campground" sign. Turn left at sign and go 2.3 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: Elevation is 2,000 ft. The campground, a single loop, is located in a stand of mixed conifers, including Western white pine and cedar, and some small deciduous trees near the east bank of Pend Oreille River. The sites are spacious, nicely shaded and a thick understory of thimbleberry, wild roses, and other shrubs, offer good privacy. Kalispell Tribe people have historically used this area which is illustrated along the campground's Heritage Interpretive Trail. Although none of the sites have a view of water, the view is within a short walk. Newport is conveniently located for a cook's night out or for enjoying numerous summer time activities offered in Newport. Firewood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open mid-May through mid-September. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 16 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: See RV comments Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and accommodate any size RV. A waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Old American Kampground on US Rt. 2 in Newport, WA. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Power boating on Pend Oreille River is limited to 35 mph. It is a wide river with depth and flow controlled by a dam. HIKING Heritage Interpretive Trail (Nok-osh-kol) #321 (foot and mountain bike) - 0.3 miles FISHING Large and Smallmounth bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: South Skookum Lake VISIT DATE: 06/11/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Newport NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Usk RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Usk, WA, at the intersection of Kings Lake Rd and River Rd, take Kings Lake Rd east and go 8.2 miles to a "Y" intersection. Bear right onto Forest Rt 5032 and go 0.2 miles to campground. Note: Last 3.8 miles are on gravel roadway. GENERAL COMMENTS: Elevation is 3,500 ft. The campground has two unnamed overlapping loops. The larger "outer" loop has walk-in tent sites. Many have views of South Skookum Lake and are shaded by cedar and Western white pine. The "inner" loop has long parking aprons tucked into a mixture of conifers including Tamarack (Western larch) and Douglas fir but no views of the water. This quiet campground is often visited by moose and elk. A thick understory provides good privacy. Bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open weekend before Memorial Day through Labor Day. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $16 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 47' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. A RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The water spigot is a handpump. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: South Skookum Lake is 32 acres and although no restrictions are imposed, the lake is primarily canoe-friendly. The boat ramp is very primitive. HIKING South Skookum Trail #138 (foot and mountain bike) - 1.3 miles FISHING Cutthroat trout There are two fishing docks which are not wheelchair-friendly.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Swan Lake VISIT DATE: 06/19/2007 UPDATE DATE: 2/22/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Republic NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Republic RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Republic, WA, at intersection of State Rts. 20 and 21, take Rt 21 south and go 6.6 miles to Swan Lake sign. Turn right at sign onto Scatter Creek Rd (Forest Rt. 53) and go 7.1 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,700 ft. This campground, originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), has two unnamed sections on Swan Lake. One section stretches along the north shore of Swan Lake so sites have ample shade, views of the water, and, maybe, the resident loons. The parking aprons in this section are terraced but shorter and narrower than those in second section. The second section is away from but within easy walking distance of Swan Lake. Sites in this section are more open and sunnier with larger, more RV-friendly parking aprons. Swan Lake is a scenic location and well-suited for canoe enthusiasts. Four of the five tent sites are walk-in. Douglas firs, tamarack, Lodgepole pine, and other conifers offer nice shade but minimal understory provides only fair privacy. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided Memorial Day weekend through October 1 - weather permitting RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $8 per day - single $10 per day - double Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 19 Total Sites: 24 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 24 No. Grilles on Sites: 24 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 8 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 42' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. All the RV Pull Throughs are double sites. There is an RV waste station, with no potable water, available next to the Shell Gas Station (Perry Wilderness Park) on State Rt. 20/21 at the south end of Republic, WA. Donation is requested. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Swan Lake is 54 acres. Power boats are limited to electric motors. The swim area has a sandy beach. HIKING Swan Lake Trail #14 (foot and mountain bicycle) - 1.5 miles Interpretive Trail (foot) FISHING Rainbow trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: West Sullivan VISIT DATE: 06/12/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/17/2012 STATE: Washington REGION: Pacific Northwest RANGER DISTRICT: Sullivan Lake NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Metaline RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Metaline, WA, take State Rt. 31 north 3 miles to Sullivan Lake sign. Turn right after sign onto Sullivan Lake Rd and go 5.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,600 ft. The campground is 15.5 miles from a Canadian border crossing. The campground, between the Sullivan Lake Ranger Station and Sullivan Lake and next to a grass airstrip, has two overlapping sections in a stand of mixed conifers, including cedar, tamarack, and some birch. It appears that there is some Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) construction in the campground - e.g. the bathouse. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Services provided from weekend before Memorial Day through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available for a fee at Cedar RV Park in Ione, WA. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Sullivan Lake is 1,291 acres. Power boats are limited to 35 mph. A boat ramp is available at nearby East Sullivan campground. There is a long narrow sandy beach but no designated swim area. HIKING - No FISHING Burbot (Ling Cod) and Kokanee salmon




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