Welcome to Colville National Forest
Wedged into Washington's northeastern corner abutting the borders of Idaho and Canada lies the 1.1-million-acre Colville National Forest, a vast and relatively remote corner of the state that spans the Kettle River and Selkirk Mountains ranges and is bisected in the west by the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt. Lying in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this wild region is home to grizzly bears, cougars and the last herd of caribou in the lower 48 states. Some of the loveliest scenery can be found in the isolated Salmo-Priest Wilderness Area, which is crisscrossed by hiking trails. Colville makes a good base for exploring the Selkirks and the Pend Oreille River area.