Curlew Lake State Park

Curlew Lake State Park is a 85 acre camping park, eight miles from the Stone Rose public fossil dig and the charming gold rush town of Republic. The Lew is one of the most relaxing campgrounds in Washington, a great destination for a quiet day-trip or overnight adventure. Water and snow sports are popular activities, as well as natural history and archeological study.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

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The park is located along the shores of Curlew Lake, a 5.5-mile lake popular for trout, bass and tiger muskie fishing. Curlew Lake has some of the best rainbow trout fishing in the area. Active bald eagle, heron and osprey nesting areas are viewable from the park, making wildlife watching a popular park activity. Known for its exceptionally green lawns, the park offers both tent and RV accommodations. A sea plane dock is located in the south campground.

The park also includes the nearby Ranald MacDonald’s Grave, the smallest interpretive state park in Washington. A 25-mile drive along the Kettle River will take visitors to the park, situated near the Canadian Border.
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. Maps
ADA Amenities/Facilities
  • Campground
  • Restroom
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
There are ten unsheltered picnic tables in the park, available first come, first served. The swimming area has three braziers for cooking.

  • 2 miles of bike trails
  • 2 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • 80-feet of dock
  • Boating
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Personal watercraft
  • Swimming
  • Two boat ramps
  • Water skiing
Winter Activities & Features
  • Snow Play
Other Activities & Features
  • Amphitheater
  • Bird watching
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
Nearby Ranald MacDonald’s Grave State Park, the smallest interpretive state park in Washington, is managed by Curlew Lake State Park. A 25-mile drive along the Kettle River will take visitors to the park, situated near the Canadian Border.

Additional Information
  • The park is a great home base for bicycle tour groups.
  • There are many fishable lakes and streams in the area. Fishing at Curlew Lake is excellent for rainbow trout. The lake also offers fishing for large and small-mouth bass and, for the more adventurous, tiger muskies. The minimum catch size for tiger muskies is 50-inches.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Rock hounds and the archaeologically curious may explore the nearby Stone Rose public dig site. A trip to Grand Forks in Canada is a nice day trip for the family.