Curlew Lake is a long, narrow lake, nestled in the glacier-carved hills north of Republic, Washington. Little known outside of Washington State, this lovely, seven-mile-long lake has been the summer hangout for generations of families from Seattle and Spokane, who vacation and hold family reunions at the lake.
Lakes & Rivers
This off-the-beaten path, but easily-accessed lake offers visitors to the Colville National Forest a tranquil location to camp, fish, and hike. With its handful of camp sites and ban on combustion engines, the lake is quiet enough to hear ducks and loons calling to each other across the lake.
A tiny, clear-water lake, perfect for fly fishing….Slightly more than a pond and a bit less than a full-fledged lake, tree- and cattail-lined Fish Lake, Washington is set high in the hills of the Colville National Forest, just a third of a mile drive or an easy hike from the Long Lake campgrounds.Frequented by fly […]
The Kettle River begins its journey to the Columbia River at Holmes Lake in British Columbia.It first enters the U.S. at Midway in Ferry County, Washington. It then loops down, south east, to Curlew, WA.; then heads north east to Danville, where it crosses back into Canada. The Kettle River then re-enters the U.S. at […]
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 […]
This public access park is located on the shores of the Kettle River, just across from the town of Curlew, Washington. The “Ol’ Swimmin’ Hole” park has been used and enjoyed by generations of families for picnicking and swimming.During spring and fall migrations, birding enthusiasts may spot tundra swan, Canadian geese, and waterfowl at the […]
Fly fishing, swimming, and shady camp grounds. Trout fishing at its best….Swan Lake is a clear-water lake located in the Colville National Forest, just off Highway 21, south of Republic, Washington.In the late spring and summer months, the lake is frequented by local anglers and fly fishers after brook, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. The mid- […]