Balsam root Photo credit: USFWS
CampgroundsOur campgrounds are open on a first come first serve basis and are no fee sites. Camping is allowed only in campgrounds at sites with metal fire rings from April 14 through Dec 31. When Refuge camps are full, you will find many camping areas on adjacent U.S. Forest Service and Washington Department of Natural Resources lands.
Dispersed Hunt CampSites
Camping is allowed in designated dispersed no fee sites for hunters from October 1 through December 31. Each designated site is identified with a brown Carsonite post. See map available at kiosks for locations of both campgrounds (triangles) and designated dispersed sites (dots). No potable water is available on the Refuge.
The Refuge is closed to all camping from January 1 - April 13.
All visitors must follow Industrial Fire Precaution Levels posted
at the Headquarters kiosk.
Nearby communities are Arden and Colville, Washington. Both are approximately 13 miles from Refuge Headquarters. Arden has a convenience store and gas station. Colville, a city of 5,000, has full shopping and services available. Contact the Colville Chamber of Commerce at 509/684-5973 for more information.