Colville National Forest
South Skookum Lake Campground
Stage 2 fire restrictions are now in effect on the Colville National Forest. Campfires and charcoal grills are prohibited in this campground. Gas stoves are still allowed. You can learn more on the Forest Service website.
We strive diligently to keep our facilities disinfected, but cannot guarantee they are 100% free of coronavirus. Please bring your own hand sanitizer, and if you are feeling ill, help protect other campers and our employees by staying home.
South Skookum Lake contains 25 campsites. There is a short and narrow boat ramp available. The lake is small enough to make it not suitable for large boats. Two docks provide fishing opportunities for those without boats.
$24 per night
$5 for day use
$45 season pass for day use areas operated by Scenic Canyons on 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) 8 miles to the junction of Forest Road 5032350 (Kings Mountain). Follow Kings Mountain for 0.5 mile to the campground entrance.
Amenities: Vault toilets, drinking water, animal resistant garbage containers.
Open dates: Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day, weather permitting.
Nearby: South Baldy lookout, which is still staffed during the summer months, is visible from the campground and is a popular day trip. The trailhead for South Skookum Trail #138 is located next to the boat launch area. This non-motorized loop trail is 1.6 miles, which includes a spur trail, and offers scenic views of the lake. Five benches are scattered along the trail and offer visitors an opportunity to stop and enjoy the scenery.
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) 8 miles to the junction of Forest Road 5032350 (Kings Mountain). Follow Kings Mountain for 0.5 mile to the campground entrance. See map below.
See more campgrounds managed by Scenic Canyons in the Colville National Forest.
For more information, visit the Forest Service website.