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Browns Lake Campground

Colville National Forest

Browns Lake Campground is located 8 miles northeast Usk, Washington via County Road 3389 (Kings Lake) and Forest Road 5030 (Half Moon Lake). Browns Lake Campground is an 18 site full-service, fee campground with graveled interior loop roads and parking spurs, animal resistant garbage containers, boat ramp and two accessible concrete vault toilets. All sites in this campground are single family units. This lake is non-motorized and open to fly fishing only. As a result, it is very popular with local and regional fly fishing enthusiasts. Potable water is not available at this site. Located within the campground is a historical cabin built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The trailhead for the Browns Lake Trail is located near the boat ramp. The 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.


    $16 per night

    $8 per extra vehicle

    $5 for day use

    $45 for season pass for all day use areas operated by Scenic Canyons on the Colville National Forest.

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: Toilets, drinking water, and garbage service.

Open dates: Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting.  May open in mid May.

Nearby: Fishing, boating, and hiking.

For more information, visit the Forest Service website.