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part ofColville National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sun Nov 15 2015   Season Dates


A variety of activities await visitors at the open air Swan Lake Kitchen. Located within the Swan Lake Campground, the kitchen is situated on a large, flat open space near the beach. A day of swimming, boating, fishing or hiking can be topped off with a trip to the kitchen to wind down and enjoy a group meal.

Originally built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the site was historically preserved in 2009 and retains its charming historic character.

Natural Features:

At an elevation of 3,640 feet, Swan Lake Kitchen is located in a wooded area overlooking the 52-acre Swan Lake. The kitchen is on the north end of the lake near the swimming beach.

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


Swan Lake has a sandy beach with a swimming dock, plus access to the Swan Lake Trail #14. The trail boasts views of the lake and seasonal huckleberries. Wildlife watching is excellent and the lake is home to loons throughout most of the summer.


The covered kitchen comes with several picnic tables, campfire rings, a stone fireplace, drinking water and vault toilets. The site is suited to groups of 35.

Nearby Attractions:

The city of Republic, home to the Stonerose Interpretive Center, is 15 miles north.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Pier
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
Within 10 Miles
  • Ranger Station
Know Before You Go
  • Entry is by combination lock; To obtain combination call Project Office at (509) 775-7400
  • No combustion motor boats allowed on Swan Lake
  • 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 area after eating
  • There are no electric site hookups at this facility
  • For more information on Colville National Forest, click here

  • 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):
48.51722, -118.83694
48°31'2"N, 118°50'13"W

From Republic, take highway 21 south for 7 miles to Forest Road 53 (Scatter Creek). Travel on forest road 53 for approximately 7 miles to the entrance of Swan Lake Campground. The Kitchen area is located at the far end of the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

650 East Delaware Ave
Republic  WA  99166

Phone Number:

Project Office: (509)775-7400
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