Colville National Forest, Colville

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The Colville National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in northeastern Washington state. It is bordered on the west by the Okanogan National Forest and the Kaniksu National Forest to the east. The forest itself also contains Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge and the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.The forest encompasses a mountainous area consisting of the Kettle River and Selkirk mountain ranges, and the upper reaches of the Columbia River. Wildlife include grizzly and black bears, timber wolves, bighorn sheep, cougars, bald eagles, Canadian lynxes, moose, beavers, loons, and the last remaining herd of caribou in the lower 48 US states.The forest has a total area of 1.1 million acres (1 718.75 sq mi, or 4 451.54 kmĀ²). A 1993 Forest Service study estimated that the extent of old growth in the Forest was 212488acre. In descending order of forestland area it is located in parts of Ferry, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties. The forest headquarters is located in Colville, Washington. There are local ranger district offices located in Kettle Falls, Metaline Falls, Newport, and Republic.
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  • We had our family reunion at the lake this weekend. It was very nice, peaceful. Campsites are private and clean.  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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