Lake Gillette campground lies on the east shore of Lake Gillette, a popular spot for boating and fishing.
With plentiful trails, visitors to the area will enjoy hiking and bicycling and those looking for water recreation can access swimming and boating in nearby Gillette Lake.
Lake Gillette campground has 14 campsites, vault toilets, drinking water and a bear proof garbage containers. The campground offers paved interior roads and parking spurs.
Lodgepole pine and tamarack are found throughout the campground, providing shade to many campsites. A wonderful campground for the entire family, the area offers hike-in access to Gillette Lake and Rufus Trail #148. An amphitheatre is also close and can be reached by one of the many trails.
Gillette Lake and access to Rufus Trail for hikers.
ADA Access: N
Had a blast nice clean sites good healthy trout
The colville national forest. Need I say more. Beautiful views. Lake has store to rent toys to play on lake. We had a great time playing in a row boat all day for a decent price. We had water access from our campsite. But also a beach within walking distance.
Lake Gillette is one of the many bodies of water along Highway 20, two hours north of Spokane, WA. Lake Gillette offers a public use boat ramp and small beach area and dock, with the campground along the east shore of the lake.
This was our first time at the campground, so we had not done any research on the surrounding trail system other than MTB/hiking. There happens to be a large ORV trail system that runs next to the campground and around the surrounding lakes/campgrounds. We didn’t mind the noise since we were out for a few hours each day on our mountain bikes/hiking, but we didn’t realize that dirt bike/ATV riders like to be up early and hit the trails! So if you prefer to sleep past 7am you may not enjoy this campsite…
One of the days we took the short drive north to Frater/Leo Lake trail system with our mountain bikes. The second day we decided to hike Springboard Trail which is accessible via the other loop of the campground.
We were able to reserve a site on Recreation.gov, but didn’t know it was a group site until we got to the campground. We never saw the campground manager so we assumed nobody cared it was only the two of us! The campsites were well shaded with plenty of space.