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Buffalo Lake Campground

Campground Description:  Buffalo Lake Campground is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.  Buffalo Lake Campground is quite primitive but well worth the stay for trout fishermen (or women).  There are no marked campsites and only 2 primitive outhouses.  There is a boat launch but fishing from the shore can be quite productive.  There is only 1 picnic tables and fire ring.  Campfires need to be built and tended carefully at Buffalo Lake Campground because of the dry grass that covers the campground and surrounding acreage.  Camping fees and a tribal fishing license are required and can be purchased at the Buffalo Lake Resort on the north end of Buffalo Lake or at the Colville Indian Agency, 7.5 miles north on Buffalo Lake Road.  Groceries and limited shopping are available in Elmer, 9.1 miles south or more complete shopping may be found in Grand Coulee, 14 miles south.  Open year round.  Reservations are not possible.

Number of Sites:  Estimated 10 but none are marked

Electricity:  No

Water:  No

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  No

Directions:  From Spokane - Take exit 277B onto highway 2.  Follow highway 2 west to the town of Wilber, 63.1 miles west.  In Wilber turn onto highway 174 and follow west for 19.1 miles to Coulee City.  From the intersection of highways 155 and 174 in Coulee City, follow highway 155 north for 7.0 miles to Peter Dan Road.  Turn east onto Peter Dan Road and follow for 2.4 miles to Buffalo Lake Road.  Turn north on Buffalo Lake Road and follow for 4.9 miles to Buffalo Lake Access Road.  Turn east on Buffalo Lake Access Road and follow for 0.1 miles to Buffalo Lake Campground.  Eastbound on Interstate 90 (I-90) from Seattle and Ellensburg - follow Interstate 90 eastbound to the town of George.  Take exit 151 and follow under the freeway underpass and follow 0.1 miles to State Highway 283.  Turn right onto State Highway 283 and follow for 14.8 miles where the highway becomes State Highway 28.  Continue on State Highway 28 for 10.8 miles and bear left onto State Highway 17.  Continue on State Highway 17 for 21.2 miles to US Route 2.  Turn right onto US Route 2 and follow for 4.3 miles to State Route 155.  Follow State Route 155 for 25.7 miles to the Coulee City.  From the intersection of highways 155 and 174 in Coulee City, follow highway 155 north for 7.0 miles to Peter Dan Road.  Turn east onto Peter Dan Road and follow for 2.4 miles to Buffalo Lake Road.  Turn north on Buffalo Lake Road and follow for 4.9 miles to Buffalo Lake Access Road.  Turn east on Buffalo Lake Access Road and follow for 0.1 miles to Buffalo Lake Campground.

            CAUTION:  North on highway 155 is the town of Belvedere.  Just past Belvedere is Rebecca Lake Road that is a more direct route to Buffalo Lake Campground.  Rebecca Lake Road is
            very difficult for a 4 wheel drive truck without towing anything.  It is strongly recommended that Rebecca Lake Road be avoided regardless of what kind of vehicle you may own.

Fishing:  Some of the best Rainbow Trout fishing in the region.  A tribal fishing license is required on all waters within the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.  Complete fishing information can be found at Fishin' Magician

Astronomy Opportunities:  Very dark and no trees to obstruct the skies - excellent!

Nearby Golfing: 

        17.8 miles south, just south of Electric City

Banks Lake Golf Course
19849 Ludolph Rd. 
P.O. Box 58 
Electric City WA. 99123 
509-633-1400
Banks Lake Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Colville Tribes Parks and Recreation
509-634-3142

                        Click on any picture for a larger image

The sign on Buffalo Lake Road indicating the entrance to Buffalo Lake Campground

No water skiing or jet boats are allowed at Buffalo Lake Campground

The only restroom facility within the campground at Buffalo Lake Campground is a primitive outhouse

A second primitive outhouse is located near the boat launch at Buffalo Lake Campground

Buffalo Lake Campground offers only 1 picnic table and fire ring

The boat launch and docks at Buffalo Lake Campground

The lake at Buffalo Lake Campground is picturesque


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