The Lake

The Lake

The 9th Annual Brain Injury Camping Experience

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July 17to 23, 2017

Come Join camp, see old friends

and make new ones too!!

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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


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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