This off-the-beaten path, but easily-accessed lake offers visitors to the Colville National Forest a tranquil location to camp, fish, and hike. With its handful of camp sites and ban on combustion engines, the lake is quiet enough to hear ducks and loons calling to each other across the lake. Because the campground lacks drinking water, campsites are rarely full.
Conveniently located in the Scatter Creek drainage area near Swan Lake, Fish Lake, and Long Lake, Ferry Lake is a good launching ground for fishing, riding, hiking, and bicycling vacations. The lake is regularly stocked with fry and catch-sized rainbow trout. Late spring and early summer are the best times to fish for rainbow trout.
Campgrounds, Trails & Hiking
Maintained by the US Forest Service, the Ferry Lake campground provides bear-proof trash containers, fire grills, picnic tables, and vault toilets. Most campsites are tree-shaded. No drinking water. Warning: Bears are sometimes spotted on the trails.