Ready to explore more than just Curlew Lake? We’ve got plenty to keep you and your family busy during your stay!

Explore our categories below to learn all about the various activities, events and amenities our beautiful region of eastern Washington has to offer.

Horseback Riding

Go Horseback Riding

Go Horseback Riding

Kettle Range Outfitting and Guiding
K Diamond K Guest Ranch
Golden Tiger Pathway
Ferry County Rail Trail
Back Country Horseman of Washington

Mountain Biking & Hiking:

Golden Tiger Pathway/Ferry County Rail Trail

Perry Wilderness Park, situated behind City Hall.  There are two entrances – one by the barn behind City Hall, and another by J. W. Slagle Park.

Ferry County Rail Trail Trestle over Curlew Lake

Ferry County Rail Trail Trestle over Curlew Lake

Hike Finder Map

Gibralter Trail – The primary trail construction was completed in 2014.  The trailhead, parking for cars and horses, and rest room are done.

Sherman Peak Loop

Sherman Trail

Snow Peak Trail

Non-motorized Sno-Parks Sherman Pass

Non-motorized Sno-Parks Deer Creek Nordic Trails

Old Stage Trail to Copper Butte – the highest point in Ferry County!

Washington State Bike Map

Swan Lake Mountain Bike Fest – This annual Bike Fest occurs at the end of September and lasts for 2 or 3 days, depending on the availability of volunteers.  Located at scenic Swan Lake, the camping is free.  Previous fests included clinics on riding, bike repair, obstacle courses, dutch oven cooking, boat demos (kayak, canoe, paddleboat), poker rides for youths and adults, morning women’s ride.  Saturday evening programs include movies and presentations.

Fossil Digging

Stonerose Interpretive Center and Eocene Fossil Site in downtown Republic: stonerosefossil.org

Read more about Fossil Collecting in Washington

Farm Tours

agritourism-map2016 Agritourism & Producers Map – This interactive map, created by The Goat Farm-Goat Patrol & WSU Extension Office, will help you identify all of the fun activities to do in Ferry County related to agriculture, agritourism and more. These hard-working local businesses, from horseback riding to vineyards, hope to see you soon!

The Goat Patrol & Petting Zoo
The Goat Farm – Goat Patrol in Republic, WA is nestled in the beautiful Sanpoil Valley, surrounded by national forest, mountains and meadows. Their Goat Farm is open to visitors! Everybody is welcome to enjoy the goat kids in the petting zoo, browse their Little Farm Shop for farm products and have a good time with all the animals and activities. They house about 40 goats of several breeds and raise both dairy goats and meat goats. They also offer services around goats, from buck service to healthcare. The farm is owned by Wayne & Jenny Konz at 15739 Hwy. 21 South Republic, WA. For more details, call Jenny at (509) 954-4452.

Chelsea’s Acres – Fresh Produce, Art Gallery, Fiber Classes – fiber preparation, natural eco dye, and weaving. Sheep and fibre sheep. Please call for availability of produce and classes: Teri Perkins (509) 775-1028, 124 Klondike Rd, Republic,WA 99166.


Birding in Ferry County

Birding locations in the area

Washington Birder checklist for Ferry County


Kettle River on a warm summer day

Kettle River on a warm summer day

Kettle River

Swan Lake

Bonaparte Lake

Long Lake

Day Trips

Scenic Driving Tour of Northern Ferry County

Sherman Pass Scenic Byway

Sherman Pass Scenic Byway

Sherman Pass Scenic Byway

Stock Car Races

Eagle Track Raceway



Ferry County is one of the best meccas in the northwest for hunting abundant Merriam’s turkey, mule deer, whitetail deer, moose, bear, upland birds and waterfowl.  Thousands of acres of State land provide numerous hunting opportunities.  Moose and bear have been taken by guests of BBR.  Facilities are available for hanging carcasses and we have access to local butchers.  Call today to reserve your hunting cabin for your favorite season.

>> For more information on hunting in our area, visit the following websites:

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife | Hunting

US Forest Service | Colville National Forest | Hunting

FerryCounty.com Hunting Information page

Make a reservation by phone: (509) 775-3989  |  80 Black Beach Road, Republic  |  bbresort@yahoo.com