Welcome to Ferry County!
Stonerose Interpretive Center and Fossil Site
Fifty million years ago, during the Eocene Epoch, the area now occupied by Republic, Washington lay beneath the waters of an ancient lake. As the lake bed filled with volcanic ash and sediment, leaves, flowers, fish, and insects were trapped in the layers of resulting mud. Today the lake is gone, along with the unusual mix of topography and climate that produced plants and animals that haven’t been found together in any other location. Located in an unassuming roadcut along Knob Hill Road, the Boot Hill Fossil Site* provides paleontologists and amateur fossil hunters alike the unprecedented opportunity of discovering world class examples of…. More…>
Curlew Lake State Park
Stay overnight or spend the day at Curlew Lake State Park, located ten miles north of Republic, Washington (in Ferry County). This jewel of a park offers visitors a lines-free boat launch and choice of 82 campsites dotted across the park’s 127 acres of uncrowded, grass-covered hills. Bring a fishing rod and fish off the dock for the lake’s stock of trout. Bring your swim trunks and spend a warm summer day swimming off their sandy beach. Surrounded on three sides by the peaks and valleys of the Colville and Okanogan National Forests, the park provides lake-view sites set atop grassy knolls; secluded sites tucked in hillside clefts; and shaded RV and trailer sites. More…>