Curlew Lake State Park is a 123-acre camping park, eight miles from the Stone Rose public fossil dig and the charming goldrush 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. Sitting on the 5.5-mile Curlew Lake, bald eagle, heron and osprey nesting areas are viewable from the park. Water and snow sports are popular activities, as well as natural history and archeological study. Curlew Lake features some of the best rainbow trout fishing in the area. 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.Want to support Washington State Parks? Get involved by joining a friends' group. For more information, visit the Friends' Group web page.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: Closed Nov. 1, reopens April 1.
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.
Winter Schedule for all Washington State Parks
Don't move firewood: Please protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species by obtaining or purchasing your firewood at or near your camping destination (within 50 miles). Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally. For more information, visit online at www.dontmovefirewood.org or the Washington Invasive Species Council website.
The Discover Pass now can be used on either of two vehicles!Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
(Transaction and dealer fees may apply)
A Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Exemptions:
Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, the Discover Pass is not required if you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, for the duration of your stay at that state park. For additional exemptions and more information, please visit the Discover Pass website