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Big Meadow Lake

Eastern Washington


Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range
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2.7 miles of trails


Gain: 25 ft.


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This 72-acre lake and peat wetlands provide habitat for white-tailed and mule deer, beaver and bufflehead, loons, moose, bald eagle, and even black bear. 

A short barrier free, accessible trail passes these wetlands as it guides you to an observation tower with views of the namesake lake.

If you're interested in a longer hike, take the 2.4 mile Meadow Magic trail, which leaves the campground and loops around the lake. Begin at the campground, but beware that the map of the recreation area is not accurate in regard to the trail parking and forest service roads.

This is also a gorgeous location for beginning snowshoers to visit in the winter!

Wheelchair Accessibility

The boardwalk bridge about a half-mile in on this trail renders most of this loop unsafe for all visitors.

Big Meadow Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.7266, -117.5629 Open map in new window


Eastern Washington -- Okanogan Highlands/Kettle River Range

Colville National Forest

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Getting There

From Highway 31, turn west onto County Road 2714 and proceed 3.2 miles to County Road 2695. Make a left here, and drive for 5.3 miles until you pass the lake on the left. Enter the area on the west side of the lake.


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