Frater Lake

Colville National Forest, Near Ione, Washington

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Frater LakeFrater Lake is an 11 acre, 15' deep lake that is known for excellent summer and winter Sno-Park recreation opportunities. The lake is 6.5 miles south from Ione and 1900’ West from Nile Lake. It is the Northernmost lake found in the chain of lakes along Highway 20. This area offers accessible toilets, picnicking and trails for hiking and biking. In the winter, there are groomed cross-country ski trails and a warming hut.

History: Frater Lake was named after an early trapper in the area. Nearby Lake Leo was name for the son of Claude Sanders, and early surveyor. The warming cabin was built by Forest Service employees and a Senior Citizen Supplemental Employment Program (SCSEP) crew.