About The Lake

The Lake

The 11TH Annual Brain Injury Disability Camping Experience in 2019 we are changing the focus our new camp name will be my brain camp and new site name will be mybraincamp.org

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JULY 16 TO 22

Beautiful Lake Side campground and a community of peers who support personal development, row boat, paddle boats, nightly support circles around campfires, daily self development workshops every morning leaving the day to explore and fun. There are wild huckleberries, trails that go on forever, streams; People bring all kinds of games to share so bring your favorite.  Lives have been changed during this week.  

This hidden jewel of self development  is hard to imagine no modern devices, but after spending a week with a community of survivors and families where no one judges anyone in a place with no worldly pressures, once you get back to your typical life all you will think about is how great that was as you will find yourself planning for the next year.  It is a time to practice social skills, learn how to play and communicate with others again and learn how to love life like you use to.  For a week you will get to forget about the rest of the world and everyone is just like you trying to find their way to the new person inside.

Come Join camp, see old friends and make new ones too!!


Fishing Access
Fishing Methods
Angling Season
2X4, 4X4, and boat.
Spring, summer and fall.

North Skookum is a popular lake found in a setting of forested mountains about 20 miles north of Newport. This lake has a boat launch and a dock. You can fish, camp, hike, swim, and canoe while visiting. Beavers, ducks osprey and great blue herons can be seen at the lake.


Rainbow Trout

Fish Identification Chart


15 feet – N/A


North Skookum Lake (PDF)

For fishing reports, please visit http://www.washingtonlakes.com/.


Only 6.6 miles northeast from Cusick. It is also approximately 69 miles Northeast of Spokane off County Road 9325 and only 22 miles Northeast of Newport. The Colville National Forest Supervisor’s Office is a source for National Forest maps and other recreational information on the Colville National Forest. 765 South Main, Colville, Washington, 99114


Brown’s Lake, North and South Skookum Lake Campgrounds.


A valid Washington state fishing license is needed to fish within the National Forest. Licenses are sold at sporting good and other retail stores. For information on fishing times & limits a current state fishing regulation guide is generally available free at these same locations. For more information contact the Washington Department of Fish & Game.

More Information

This lake is completely undeveloped there is no electric outlets and such, there are bathrooms and showers. You will have to drive about 4 miles to get a cell signal, we will have a camp host available.

Amenities and facilities are few in primitive campgrounds like North Skookum Campground. At this primitive campground you can get a nicer wilderness experience than you would get at a more civilized campground. Natural beauty surrounds this primitive campground; following you arrive at a primitive campground like North Skookum Campground you’ll realize it was well worth the effort getting here. Some folks choose North Skookum Campground so they can go to Kaniksu National Forest.

Quite a lot of enjoyable stuff to do near North Skookum Campground, and what a tremendous site for camping it is. North Skookum Campground is incredibly popular with the folks who want to leave the modern world behind and truly unwind with no pressures of a world busily doing its thing. You will know what it felt like a 100 years ago with out those pressures of the busy world. We purposely have picked this camp because there is no cell service, you can get texts in and out every 20 to 30 minutes as our phones get a second of a signal.

a lot of outdoors recreation available in the neighborhood such as hiking, swimming, fishing, whitewater paddling, and the many workshops and events, so you won’t run out of things to do. You’ve been indoors for too long, and North Skookum Campground in Washington is such a tremendous experience. There is a store with a good selections of stuff about 15 minutes away, for a larger store like Safeway it is about 30 minutes away.

Its hard to imagine no modern devices, but after spending a week with a community of survivors where no one judges anyone in a place with no worldly pressures, once you get back to your normal life all you will think about is how nice that was as you will find yourself planing for the next year.

This hidden jewel is not highly traveled as will tell just by the drive, the paved road stops and the last5 or 6 miles is dirt roads and you will think you must be going the wrong way when there is all of a sudden this beautiful untouched lake that will feel like you went back into time to a world that brain injury is the normal, realizing we are great because of this injury who now is part of who we are this incredible person with so much to share and offer a society that seems so far a way that barely knows we exist. You will leave feeling refreshed inspired with a driven hope for a tomorrow that you decide.


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