Browns Lake

Colville National Forest, Near Cusick, Washington

Browns Lake does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Brown’s LakeBrowns Lake is a 88.1 acre, 23' deep, high elevation lake that is in a setting of forested mountains. The lake is known for its fly fishing and camping. There is a primitive boat launch on the south end. While at the lake you can enjoy fishing, camping, canoeing and viewing the cutthroat spawning run in the spring.

History: Earl Broten wrote about moving up from Spokane and growing up in the town of Locke in Pend Oreille country in the early 1900’s. His stepfather staked some claims at Brown’s Lake across the Pend Oreille River, where they were looking for ways to get the ore out. That didn’t seem as successful as the fishing opportunities went though. His family would bring back large trout from Brown’s Lake.    

There is also a historical cabin located within the campground built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.