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Most Recent Colville National Forest Camping Reviews
4th of July

We camped at site #14. Approximately 5 miles on East of East Sullivan Campground heading on Sullivan Creek Rd. (All camping is Free on Sullivan Creek Rd)

The site is near the river (multiple paths for easy access), has a bear box, and a fire ring. Make sure to bring proper toiletry supplies to use the old fashion style because the closet toilet is 2 miles away.

The site was great however the fire ring is about 30 yards away from where we parked our tent trailer and would be ideal for tent camping and is very shaded.

Overall great trip!

Free camping

Absolutely beautiful! Access to so many different attractions…all free!!!

Quite and out of the way.

Nice camp ground. 5 total spots, last two are close together. Boat launch and hand water pump near lake. Restroom was clean.

Great spot on mountain lake

Some spots are a little tight, not the most private sites, but a great place for camping with friends at adjoining sites.  Be aware there's no cell service,  (wait, we're going to the woods to go camping and there's no cell service), it was awesome…  its quiet at night, it is on the flight path for F18 growlers, at a few 100 feet elevation,  and several 100 mph.   There's a store, restaurant,  beach area, and lots of hiking in the area. Since this is a reservoir that supplies water to Yakima Valley agriculture,  it gets drawn down as the summer goes on.  It was pretty much full when we were here,  don't know what sites look like as water levels drop.


Great views

Beautiful, beware of mice

We stayed at camp site #7 because the creek runs right by it. It was beautiful, and we loved having our tent right by the water. There were not a ton of level surfaces for tents or tables, no bathroom near this site although there’s one at the first site. We had no cell phone service for several miles before reaching the site. There were also lots of mice. Brave too, they were trying to get our food as we were eating it around the fire! Luckily the bear box they provide keeps the mice from getting to it at night, and they were nowhere to be found during the day. We will probably not be back for this reason though.

Beautiful campsite on the shores of the lake

I stayed here for two nights, and enjoyed some great hikes in the surrounding area, and even popped over to Lake Crescent lodge to watch the sunset on their porch with a cocktail. The campsite was crowded, but rightfully so. It's right on the shores of the Lake, the facilities are clean, and the sites are nice. Not much privacy as the sites are small. There's a nice little convenience store at the entrance to the campground for marshmallows and beer and sunscreen other necessities. Definitely looking forward to comping back.

Free Camping

The campgrounds are located on Sullivan Creek Rd that runs along Sullivan Creek. There over 30 sites along the river over several miles. Some of them do not have numbers. All the sites are first come and are Free

We camped at site #6 over Memorial Day weekend.

At the site there was a bear box and a fire ring with a moveable grill cover. Some of the sites do have bathrooms. However, we didn’t have one so make sure to bring the appropriate toilet supplies. The size of our site could fit two Rv’s and several tents (Our pop up tent trailer is 25ft). The site has a lot of shade so depending on the time of year make sure to bring the weather appropriate clothing. During our stay it got very cold and we needed to use our heater.

The river is about 35 yards from the site and the dirt road is about 20 yards from the main Camping area.

Dogs do not have to be on leash. However, this time of the year the river was cold and very fast and if your dog is not trained using a leash or tether system for safety would be beneficial.

There are several hiking/game trails you can walk or drive too. Sullivan lake is right down the road about a 5 minute drive you can access additional hiking trails.

Firewood is not provided so make sure to purchase prior and/or bring a ax to cut up the wood that has been left behind.

Overall we loved this area and will be going back this summer when it’s warmer and the river is safe enough to swim with our dogs:)

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Good area but kind of tight at middle area has good food overall good experience

Fly fishing only

Great little lake to get away to and camp. Fly fishing only, quiet and great for kayaking. Nice trail along lake to a grove of old growth trees. Has pit toilet but no water, so bring your own.