Curlew Lake State Park in NE Washington State Very Beautiful place

Curlew Lake State Park in NE Washington State Very Beautiful place

CURLEW LAKE STATE PARK

Curlew Lake State Park is a 123-acre camping park. It borders an air field, is eight miles from a public fossil dig and is also near an active osprey nest that can be viewed from the park. Curlew is one of the most relaxing campgrounds in the state, offering water-and snow-sport activity as well as natural-history and archeological study in the midst of gorgeous surroundings. The park has archaeological significance as a former Indian campground. An active osprey nest is viewable.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.Winter: Closed Oct. 29, reopens March 28.

Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.During camping season, campers may enter after hours but are asked to be quiet during setup.

Nature of the Area

Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life. Bears. Chipmunks. Coyotes. Deer or Elk. Foxes. Marmots. Muskrats. Rabbits. Raccoons. Skunks. Squirrels . Crows or Ravens. Doves or Pigeons. Ducks. Eagles. Geese. Hawks. Herons. Hummingbirds. Jays. Ospreys. Swans. Turkeys. Woodpeckers . Bass. Trout

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life Special Geologists indicate that this area was a large fault zone. There are many mineral mines in the area.. Douglas Fir. Ponderosa Pine. Alder. Ash. Cherry. Maple. Oak. Poplar. Daisy. Foxglove. Lupines. Paintbrush. Rose. Berries. Eel Grass. Ferns. Moss or Lichens. Thistle

An area of the park was a summer camp for some of the regional Indian tribes. In one section, an indigenous pestle was found. In another section, discarded shells of freshwater clams lie close by an ancient fire ring.



History of the Area

Curlew Lake State Park was a summer camp for some of the Indian tribes of this region.

Camping

The park has 57 tent spaces, 25 utility spaces, two primitive sites, one dump station, two restrooms and four showers.

The south camp area has ten camp sites with eight sites overlooking the lake. There is a no-fee mooring dock for these sites and a restroom but no showers.

The main campground has 16 tent sites overlooking the lake and 47 tent spaces total.

There are 18 full hookup sites and seven with water and power only. Maximum site length is 40 feet (limited availability). The restroom has two showers. Most hookups will take a 35-foot camping rig. Some will take trailers up to 45 feet. If hookups are full, camp in the random area and expect a one- or two-day wait until one of the hookups is available.

All campsites are first-come, first-served.

Boating

Watercraft launch reopens April 2.

There are two, no-fee boat ramps and 80 feet of handling dock. Curlew Lake is 5.5 miles long. There is fuel at other resorts around the lake.

Picnicking

There are ten unsheltered picnic tables in the park, available first-come, first-served. The swimming area has three braziers for cooking.

Area Attractions

Activities Trails Water Activities Other. 2 mi. Hiking Trails. 2 mi. Bike Trails . Boating (freshwater). Boating (freshwater, non-motorized). 2 boat ramps (freshwater). 80 feet of dock (freshwater). Fishing (freshwater). Personal Watercraft (freshwater). Swimming (freshwater). Water Skiing (freshwater). 1 Amphitheater. Bird Watching. Interpretive Activities. Wildlife Viewing



The park is a great home base for bicycle tour groups.

There are many fishable lakes and streams in the area. Fishing at Curlew Lake is good for trout and large-mouth bass.

The fossil-dig site at Stone Rose is worth the trip for the rock hound and the archeologically curious. A trip to Grand Forks in Canada is a nice day trip for the family.

Directions

Located eight miles north of Republic, Wash. in Ferry County.

From Seattle: Drive to Republic and take SR 20 east. Drive 2.5 miles to SR 21 north. Go north seven miles. Follow signs to park.

From Spokane: Take SR 395 to Colville. Continue on, crossing Lake Roosevelt. Take SR 20 after crossing lake. Travel over Sherman Pass to SR 21 north. Go north seven miles. Follow signs to park.

From Canada: Cross border at Grand Forks, and follow SR 21 south for 30 miles. Follow signs to park.

I used to Live in Republic and went to the lake all the time. There are great places to Hike, Bike, do just about anything.
Also there are quite a few old Ghost Prospector Towns here and there in the woods ya never know find a County (Dirt) road and you may come up on some old abandoned mines etc.

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Re: Curlew Lake State Park in NE Washington State Very Beautiful place

Wow that's a ton of good info.Great post. I will have to take a trip up there. Do you have any pics. Would love to see the place.

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