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Cooks Lake

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About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Cooks LakeCooks Lake is a small 11 acre lake which lies northeast of Usk, WA. It offers rainbow trout fishing opportunities. During dry summer months the lake level can significantly recede. There is easy access for launching a small boat. Several dispersed campsites and a concrete vault toilet are…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)


For Campers

  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Pull-Through Sites


3 Reviews of Cooks Lake

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2021

Beware of mud!

Neat little spot that worked good for a last minute place to camp. Was headed from Montana and got up there right at dark. Decided to drive down to the water (that was hardly there) and found myself barely on the edge of lake bottom mud. Didn't get out till the next morning, it was a great time.

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Month of VisitNovember
Jennifer R.
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Great quiet place

Cute little dispersed campground approx 6 sites. At least 2 of them are good for me trailer although I wouldn't try if you're not experienced with towing. The road to get there was approx six miles of gravel winding single lane road. But so worth the drive for the beautiful shaded sites and the…

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Sitefirst site on the right
Month of VisitAugust
Allyson A.
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2020

Primitive & secluded

We camped at Cooks Lake for two nights, this past Friday and Saturday. There were 4-5 camp sites at the main campground, well-separated and each with a fire pit. There is a vault toilet that was disgusting, beware. Swimming/small boat access is through the main campground.

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  • Jake the Snake.
  • We watched this turtle hop in and out of the water all day.
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SiteGravel beach
Month of VisitAugust


Cooks Lake is located in Washington

Detail location of campground


From Newport, WA :  Follow US-2 E for 0.5 miles.  Turn left onto Le Clerc Rd continue for 2.7 miles.  Trun right onto Bead Lake Rd continue for 7 miles.  Trun left to stay on Bead Lake Rd continue for 2 miles.  Turn right to stay on Bead lake Rd continue for 1.7 miles.  Continue onto NF-5015 for 1.6 miles. Turn left into Cooks Lake. Google map directions from Newport, WA   From Usk, WA :  Head northeast on 5th St toward Front Ave for 0.3 miles. Continue onto Kings Lake Rd for 1.5 miles. Take a slight left to stay on Kings Lake Rd for 0.8 miles Turn right onto Best Chance Rd for 2.2 miles. Take slight left to stay on Best Chance Rd for 2.9 miles. Continue onto NF-5015 for 3.4 miles. Take sharp right destination will be approximately 0.3 miles on the right. Google map directions from Newport, WA


48.34333701 N
117.17259636 W

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