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.
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.
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.
Curlew Lake State Park was a summer camp for some of the Indian tribes of this region.
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.
Services/Supplies Available in the park Available in the area? Pay phone ? Auto repair? Airport? Boat rental? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Groceries? Hardware? Horse rental? Hospital? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? White gas? Wood? Swimming
The airport is just east of the park. If you fly in, the park will try to help transport your gear. Call (509) 775-3592, and park personnel will work with you.
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.