Spokane District | WA
Season Dates: 04/15 - 11/15
Fees: No Fees associated with this site.
Enjoy the solitude of Chopaka Lake and the nearby Chopaka Mountain Wilderness Study Area. Aspen groves and sagebrush line the shores, providing a scenic backdrop to lakeside activities. You might even see a mountain goat or two, high on the surrounding mountain sides. Eight campsites with fire rings and a vault outhouse provide camping facilities at the lake. Try your luck at fly fishing for trout, or take a peaceful hike in the 5,518 acre wilderness study area. Hike or boat-in camping is also allowed in the WSA, but there are no developed campsites.
Note: Chopaka Lake does not close but road access is limited during winter months. Drive in access is approximately 4/15 - 11/15.
From Highway 97 at Tonasket, take the Loomis-Oroville Highway west through Loomis. Two miles past Loomis, turn left onto the Chopaka Mountain Road. Keep to the right and drive the steep grade up the mountain. After 3.5 miles, take the road to the right for 2 more miles to reach Chopaka Lake. The BLM camping area is north of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources campground.