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Curlew Lake State Park
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62 State Park Road
Republic, Washington   99166
(lat:48.7189 lon:-118.6607) map location

Phone: 509-775-3592
Reservations: 888-226-7688
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.
Nature of the Area
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.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
The park has 57 tent spaces, 25 utility spaces, one dump station, two restrooms and four showers. The south camp area has 10 campsites with eight sites overlooking the lake. There is a no-fee mooring dock for these sites, two restrooms and two showers both ADA accessible. 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. If hookup sites are full, camp in the random area and expect a one- or two-day wait until one of the hookups is available. Campsites 2-18, 20-34, 48-56 and 73-82 can be reserved. The remaining campsites are first come, first served. All campers must register at the ranger station.
Located in Ferry County on Curlew Lake, Curlew Park offers two, no-fee boat ramps and 80-feet of handling dock. Curlew Lake is 5.5 miles long.

Curlew Lake State Park is

There are ten unsheltered picnic tables in the park, available first come, first served. The swimming area has three braziers for cooking.
1. Lakeside Loop Trail: This is a 2-mile loop trail that offers scenic views of Curlew Lake and the surrounding forested hillsides.

2. Iron Mountain Trail: A challenging, steep hike up to an old fire lookout with panoramic views over the park and beyond.

3. Pine Forest Pathway: An easy walk through dense pine forests perfect for bird watching or enjoying some solitude in nature.

4. Beaver Pond Nature Walk: A short interpretive trail around a beaver pond where you can learn about local wildlife habitats while spotting various species of birds, amphibians, mammals etc.,.

5. Wildflower Meadow Stroll: During springtime this path becomes vibrant with blooming wildflowers making it ideal for photography enthusiasts as well as botany lovers.

6. Ferry County Rail-Trail: It's not within but adjacent to Curlew State Park; hikers can enjoy walking along this flat gravel pathway which follows alongside Kettle River offering beautiful water vistas throughout its length.

7. Fisherman's Cove Track: As name suggests,this track leads down towards lake shore providing access points from where anglers could cast their lines into waters hoping to catch trout or bass.

8. Curlew Creek Hiking Route: Follows beside creek flowing across park allowing visitors chance at observing aquatic life forms besides other flora & fauna found near freshwater bodies.

9. Campground Connector Trails: These are small trails connecting different campgrounds inside state park enabling guests staying overnight quick accessibility between them without needing use vehicles every time they wish move around premises.

10. Wildlife Observation Point Paths: Short paths leading off main hiking routes taking walkers directly upto designated observation decks set:up specifically for viewing animals/birds living within protected boundaries of state park area.
Area Attractions
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.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 8 Awesome Family Campground by Sandrew
park review stars; one to five We just got back from 5 days at Curlew State Park. All of the campsites are clean and spaceous. Lots of space for kids to play, swim & ride bikes. Showers $.50/3 min Utility campsites $26 now. Very quiet.
May 22 Great Place to Stay by Carter Family
park review stars; one to five We stayed in this park last year. It has fishing and is a very clean park. Everyone was very friendly. We enjoyed our stay and highly rcommened it.
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Area Campgrounds
Collins Black Beach Resort
80 Black Beach Road
Republic, WA
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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.

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