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Browns Lake

Colville National Forest

Washington

Browns Lake Campground

Browns Lake is currently closed, and was closed for the entire 2023 season. The Forest Service is hopeful it will open in 2024.

Browns Lake Campground is located 8 miles northeast of Usk, Washington. Browns Lake Campground is an 18 site campground with graveled interior loop roads and parking spurs. All sites in this campground are single family units. Potable water is not available at this site.

A boat ramp is available. The lake is non-motorized and open to fly fishing only. As a result, it is very popular with local and regional fly fishing enthusiasts. Located within the campground is a historical cabin built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

 

Prices:

$27 per night

$10 for day use

$52 day use season pass (for Colville & Idaho Panhandle National Forests)

 

Reservations:  Not available.

 

Directions:  From Newport, WA follow State Highway 20 north for 15 miles to the town of Usk. Cross the bridge over the Pend Oreille River on the east edge of town and follow the Kings Lake Road (County Road 3389) 4 miles to the junction of Forest Road 5030000 (Browns Lake). Travel north on 5030000 for 4 miles to the campground entrance.  See map below.

 

Amenities: Animal resistant garbage containers, animal resistant food storage boxes and two accessible vault toilets. No drinking water is available.

 

Open dates:  Opens on the Friday before Memorial Day. Closes the day after Labor Day at noon.

Nearby: Fishing, boating (non-motorized on Browns Lake), and hiking. The trailhead for the Browns Lake Trail is located near the boat ramp. This non-motorized hiking trail is one mile long and provides scenic viewpoints of the lake. The trail passes through a grove of old growth Cedar and ends at a fish viewing platform.

See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Colville National Forest.

For more information, visit the Forest Service website.

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