Hidden high in the hills of the Colville National Forest is Long Lake, a small and often-overlooked, clear-water lake with shaded camp sites and a hiking trail. In the late spring and early summer, the lake draws local fly fishers in search of cutthroat trout.
The lake trail also attracts numerous birds and waterfowl, as well as black bears in search of huckleberries.
Campgrounds, Trails & Hiking
Maintained by the US Forest Service, the Ferry Lake campground provides bear-proof trash containers, seasonally-available water pumps, fire grills, picnic tables, and vault toilets. Most campsites are tree-shaded. There is a boat launch, but motorized boats are prohibited. Warning: Bears are sometimes spotted on the trails.