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Colville National Forest

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Lake Gilette

We had our family reunion at the lake this weekend. It was very nice, peaceful. Campsites are... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2017
Gina C
Spokane, Washington
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Close to nature and close to perfect

When most Seatteites think of Eastern Washington, they think of the desert-like conditions of Moses... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
Seattle, Washington
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Aug 20, 2017
“Lake Gilette”
Jun 27, 2017
“Close to nature and close to perfect”
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We had our family reunion at the lake this weekend. It was very nice, peaceful. Campsites are private and clean.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gina C
Reviewed June 27, 2017

When most Seatteites think of Eastern Washington, they think of the desert-like conditions of Moses Lake, but NE WA is nothing like that. There are mountains (not like the Cascades but 4000 - 6000 ft is still respectable) and tons of trees - lodgepole pine,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank GhostDrifter
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is a forest that has retained its natural beauty. Due to its distance to the northernmost part of Washington State, it remains natural and unmarred from man's capacity to leave it's mark with all his outdoor activities. Wonderful drive and hikes available for those...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Mimie W
Reviewed June 20, 2016

This area is beautiful and worth the ride. I would reccommend obtaining a trail map from the Forest service, or better still, a book describing in detail where to hike depending on your level of fitness and the duratinn and distance desired (ie{ "100 Hikes")

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank RobertLongmeier
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Quiet, lots of wildlife and scenic. Not that far from Spokane or Wenatchee, nice camping and borders Lake Roosevelt which has great boating , camping and fishing.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank dwhowl
Reviewed August 12, 2015

We checked out a variety of campsites that would allow our 29 ft. RV into sites. Out of 10 sites, we liked and knew only about 4 would be the right size for our rig.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank deborahd992
Reviewed June 24, 2015

Amazing old-growth forest, tons of parks and trails. Take your time exploring. This is a peaceful get-away spot and not too far from civilization.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank LastFrontierMom
Reviewed February 6, 2015

Endless terrain. There are Mountains in Washington East of the Cascades, minus the crowds. Endless wild terrain to explore.

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Katie L
Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a huge Forest District running across the top of the NE of Washington State. It encompasses easy access for hiking, fishing, camping and lake access's. When you leave Hwy 20 and get into this forest, you are in a land that hasnt chnged...More

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank MiguelitoyCat
Reviewed October 6, 2014

Beautiful place to hike, see wildlife, and get away from the stress and hustle of your work week. Four wheel drive vehicle is suggested, I drive a Tahoe, and be sure to have an emergency kit and supplies in your vehicle and a two way...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Laurie-Ann C
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