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Curlew Lake State Park

Campground Description:  Curlew Lake State Park is owned and operated by the State Of Washington.  Curlew Lake State Park boasts that they offer the greenest lawn areas of any Washington State Park.  This is a true statement because the drinking and irrigation waters have unusually high levels of naturally occurring nitrates (natural fertilizers) - so high that infants and the elderly should avoid drinking the tap water.  Curlew Lake State Park offers more tent camping sites than RV camping sites, and camping on the lawn is allowed.  Every RV camping and tent camping site has a fire ring and picnic table.  Swimming and fishing are available on Lake Curlew as well as water skiing and personal watercraft.  Curlew Lake State Park offers 2 boat launches and docks.  In addition to water activities, birding, wildlife viewing, hunting, trail hiking and bicycling are all available in the surrounding areas.  Shopping and restaurants are available in Republic, 8.9 miles away.  Open April 1 to October 31 every year.  Reservations are available and strongly recommended. 

Curlew Lake State Park Brochure (pdf)

Number of Sites:  25 RV camping sites and 56 tent camping sites

Electricity:  At 25 RV camping sites

Water:  At 25 RV camping sites and scattered throughout the tent camping areas

Sewer:  At 18 RV camping sites

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Directions:  From Spokane - Follow highway 395 north for 83.3 miles where it intersects highway 20.  Follow highway 20 west for 36.8 miles where it intersects highway 21.  Follow highway 21 north for 6.0 miles to the entrance to Lake Curlew State Park.  From Seattle - Follow Highway 90 eastbound for 155 miles.  Take exit 155 and follow Highway 283 north for 14.9 miles to Highway 28.  Follow Highway 28 north for 11.6 miles where it intersects Highway 17.  Follow Highway 17 north for 21.4 miles to Highway 2.  Follow Highway 2 for 31.8 miles to Highway 21.  Follow highway 21 north for 15.1 miles to the Keller Ferry. Take the free ferry across Lake Roosevelt and continue on highway 21 for 58.8 miles to the entrance to Curlew Lake State Park.

Fishing:  There are many fishable lakes and streams in the area. Fishing at Curlew Lake is excellent for rainbow trout. The lake also offers fishing for large and small-mouth bass and tiger muskies. The minimum catch size for tiger muskies is 50-inches.  Complete fishing information can be found here Curlew Lake Fishing

Astronomy Opportunities:  Curlew Lake State Park is very dark with several places to set up a telescope - the center of the RV camping area is especially good

Nearby Golfing: 

Sheridan Greens Golf Course
4 miles west of Republic
Republic, WA  99166
509-775-0147
Sheridan Greens Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Curlew Lake State Park
62 State Park Road
Republic, WA 99166 
509-775-3592
Curlew Lake State Park

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The sign at the entrance to Curlew Lake State Park

A map of the facilities at Curlew Lake State Park

The restrooms at Curlew Lake State Park offer flush toilets and hot showers

One of the very few pull-through RV camping sites at Curlew Lake State Park

A typical back-in RV camping site at Curlew Lake State Park

Many of the tent camping sites at Curlew Lake State Park sit on top of hills, offering pleasant views

In one area automobiles are allowed to drive on the lawn to the tent camping sites at Curlew Lake State Park

A hilltop tent camping site at Curlew Lake State Park

The docks and a boat launch at Curlew Lake State Park


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