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part ofColville National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Sep 27 2015   Season Dates


Noisy Creek Campground is a perfect getaway near the shores of Sullivan Lake, just 20 miles from the US-Canada border. Campsites are set back from the lake, but many face Harvey Creek. Beyond the campground are beautiful mountains where hiking is popular. Fishing, scuba diving, swimming and boating are favorite activities.

Natural Features:

The campground sits on a terraced hillside at the south end of Sullivan Lake at an elevation of 2,600 feet. Sullivan Lake spans 1,291 acres and is 320 feet deep. Abundant aspen and maple trees create vibrant colors in the area during the fall. Bighorn sheep can often be spotted in the area.

The 1.1-million acre Colville National Forest lies in the northeast corner of Washington State. The forest's great salmon runs first attracted Native Americans to the area, then miners, homesteaders and fur trappers followed. Its variety of resources and natural beauty continues to attract visitors today.


Visitors enjoy fishing for burbot/ling cod and Kokanee salmon. Sailing, power boating, swimming and water skiing are also available. The 5.3-mile Noisy Creek Trail and the 4.2-mile Lakeshore Trail begin nearby.


Campsites are pleasant, private and within walking distance of the lake and swimming area. Amenities include a picnic area, boat ramp, drinking water and bear-proof garbage cans.

Nearby Attractions:

The lake is 4.3 miles southeast of Metaline Falls, a quaint town with historic buildings, a theater and nearby caves.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Crawfishing
  • Drinking Water
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Recycling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
Know Before You Go
  • Bears and cougars frequent the area; keep all food out of sight in approved containers or locked inside your vehicle and remove all food from the area after eating
  • No electric hookups at this facility
  • This campground has first-come, first-serve sites
  • Limited parking; a fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • Click here for more information on Colville National Forest

  • Don't Move Firewood: Please protect Pacific Northwest forests by preventing the spread of invasive species. Firewood can carry insects and diseases that can threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by obtaining and burning your firewood near your camping destination. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
48.78389, -117.27861
48°47'2"N, 117°16'43"W

Ninety miles north of Spokane, Washington, take Highway 31 north toward Ione. Go approximately 1 mile south of Ione and turn onto Sullivan Lake Road 9345. Travel 8 miles. The campground is located at the south end of Sullivan Lake.

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Information:  (509)446-7500
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