Ferry Lake

Fisherman fishes for trout on Ferry Lake. Ferry County, WA.
Fisherman fishes for trout on Ferry Lake. Ferry County, WA.

Trout fishing in a secluded and serene location.

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.

Conveniently located in the Scatter Creek drainage area near Swan Lake, Fish Lake, and Long Lake, Ferry Lake is a good launching ground for fishing, riding, hiking, and bicycling vacations. The lake is regularly stocked with fry and catch-sized rainbow trout. Late spring and early summer are the best times to fish for rainbow trout.

Campgrounds & Lodging

Maintained by the US Forest Service, the Ferry Lake campground provides bear-proof trash containers, fire grills, picnic tables, and vault toilets. Most campsites are tree-shaded. No drinking water.

9 tent and trailer sites.  For day hikers, you’ll find motel, inn, and RV accommodations in nearby Republic, Washington.

Visit the Colville National Forest website for up-to-date campground details and rules.

Camp site with fire pit and rough wood benches.
Camp sites are rustic.
Reed shoreline where loons nest.
Reed shoreline where loons nest.

Boating and Fishing Information

Ferry Lake has a public boat launch. Electrically-powered motor boats are permitted. Combustion engines prohibited.


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.

More Information

Visit Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife page on Ferry Lake, WA for lake restrictions and conditions.

Visit the Colville National Forest website for up-to-date campground details and rules.

For a complete list of Colville National Forest hiking, biking, and riding trails contact:

Colville Forest Information
755 South Main Street
755 South Main Street
Colville, WA 99114

Republic Ranger District
650 E Delaware
Republic WA 99166
(509) 775-7400


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.

Area map of Fish, Swan, Long, and Ferry Lakes.
Area map of Fish, Swan, Long, and Ferry Lakes. Not to scale.