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Colville National Forest

A sense of peace and solitude is what you feel when traveling through the Colville National Forest's scenic 7,000-foot mountains and beautiful valleys, hiking the trails, or camping by pictureque lakes. The 1.1 million acre Forest is located in the northeast corner of Washington, bordering Canada. The Forest's great salmon runs first attracted native Americans to the area; and, later miners, fur trappers, and homesteaders made their way here to tap the area's abundant resources. Special places of interest include a major recreation area with wildlife viewing opportunities nestled in the mountains at Sullivan Lake; Chewelah Mountain for winter sports; Little Pend Oreille Lakes Chain; Bangs Mountain auto tour for geology; Sherman Pass, the highest pass in Washington; the Salmo-Priest Wilderness; Thirteen-mile National Trail; and the Log Flume Interpretive Trail.

Heading west from Colville on US highway 395 will lead you to the western half opf the forest. The eastern half of the forest is reached from Colville via US highway 395 and State highway 20.

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