Clear-water lake with shaded camp sites and a hiking trail….
Hidden high in the hills of the Colville National Forest is Long Lake, a small and often-overlooked, clear-water lake with shaded camp sites and a hiking trail. In the late spring and early summer, the lake draws local fly fishers and anglers in search of trout.
Home to numerous birds and waterfowl as well as chipmunk, squirrels, and rabbits, in the summertime the lake trail also attracts black bears in search of huckleberries.
Campgrounds & Lodging
Maintained by the US Forest Service, Long Lake’s campgrounds provide community water spigots or hand pumps, bear-proof trash containers, fire grills, picnic tables, and well-maintained handicap accessible toilets.
12 tent and trailer sites available.
For day hikers, motel, inn, and RV accommodations are nearby in Republic and Curlew, Washington.
Long Lake Trail
Recommended season: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Length: .4 miles
Rated: “easiest” for hiking and biking.
Elevation: remains at 3300 feet
Access: 7.5 miles south of Republic on Hwy. 21; turn west on paved Road 53/Scatter Creek Road and continue on until you see the Fish Lake/Long Lake sign. Turn left onto unpaved Road 400 for ½ mile. Signs mark the trail head. Trail ends at Road 400. Fishing opportunities exist along the trail.
Boating and Fishing Information
Long Lake has a boat launch. Fly fishing only. No motorized boats are permitted.
Stock or replenish your grocery, camping, hunting, and fishing supplies 16 miles away in Republic, Washington.
All water collected from lakes or trails should be treated before drinking. Always plan for injuries and abrupt changes in weather by carrying matches, a knife, first aid supplies, food, water, and extra clothes.
Map is informational only and not to scale. Consult an up-to-date topographical map before traveling these roads and trails. FerryCounty.com makes no claims as to the accuracy of the map.
For More Information
Visit Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife page on Long Lake, WA for lake restrictions and conditions.
For more information and a complete list of Colville National Forest hiking, biking, and riding trails contact:
Republic Ranger District
180 North Jefferson (corner of Jefferson and Tessie Avenues)
Republic, WA 99166
Colville Forest Information
755 South Main Street
Colville, WA 99114