Loon Lake, Washington, USA

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All About Loon Lake

Crystal clear water from a natural spring fills Loon Lake located in Stevens County in northeastern Washington. In a beautiful mountain setting surrounded by towering evergreens of pines, firs, and cedars, Loon Lake is one of the largest lakes in the area.

The area is a favored nesting site for the Common Loon so early settlers proclaimed its name to be Loon Lake in 1881. Ten years later the present town of Loon Lake was officially platted and dedicated in 1891. Today, Loon Lake is a thriving lakefront resort community, population of approximately 31,000, with its major economy coming from recreation, tourism, timber, agriculture, and mining. Lakefront homes and communities offer year round residency as well as vacation home rentals.

With average July high temperatures of 86 degrees, summer is a great time for enjoying Loon Lake’s refreshing cool clear water which also affords great fishing opportunities for Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brook Trout Brown Bullhead, Large and Small mouth Bass, Sockeye Salmon, and Yellow Perch. With two public beach areas and boat launches around the lake for easy access to the water for swimming, boating, kayaking, and jet skiing, you are sure to find your favorite spot around Loon Lake.

For time off the water, Loon Lake offers scenic views on trails along the shoreline and in the surrounding forest area among the tall evergreens. Trails are accessible for hiking, biking, or leisurely strolls. In the winter with an average snowfall of 45 inches, snowmobiling is allowed on the snowy trails with average January lows of sixteen degrees.

Stevens County, home of beautiful Loon Lake, has many opportunities for water activities with 306 lakes, 315 ponds, 125 marshes and swampy areas, and 175 creeks. But should you tire of the water, with just a short drive within the county limits, you have quick access to museums, theatres, cultural and historical areas, as well as engineering feats such as the Grand Coulee Dam. In addition, the local Colville Indians operate the Coulee Casino near the Grand Coulee Dam.

With four distinct seasons, Loon Lake’s scenic beauty is ever changing to match the seasons. Pick your favorite season and visit Loon Lake soon.

Things to Do at Loon Lake

  • Vacation Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Beach
  • Kayaking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Museum
  • Casino Gambling

Fish Species Found at Loon Lake

  • Bass
  • Black Crappie
  • Bluegill
  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Bullhead
  • Crappie
  • Perch
  • Salmon
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Sockeye Salmon
  • Sunfish
  • Trout
  • Yellow Perch

Find Places to Stay at Loon Lake

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Recommended Sites to Book a Loon Lake Vacation

If you want to take a deeper dive to find waterfront lake cabins, cottages, condos, hotels or resorts, check out our favorite Loon Lake lodging partners.

  • VRBO – Use VRBO to find the perfect lake rental home, condo, cabin, cottage or other vacation property.
  • Booking.com – One of the world’s leading digital travel companies, Booking.com connects travelers to everything from cozy B&Bs to luxury resorts.
  • Expedia – Expedia is a popular online travel agency with more than 140,000 lodging properties worldwide.
  • Hotels.com – With more than 325,000 hotels in 19,000-plus locations, Hotels.com is an industry leader in online accommodations.
  • TripAdvisor – Read traveler reviews and compare prices on hotels, vacation rentals and more at TripAdvisor.
  • Trivago – Trivago helps travelers compare deals for hotels and other accommodations from a variety of booking sites.
  • KAYAK – KAYAK scours hundreds of other travel websites at once to find the best deals on hotels and other travel-related services.
  • RVshare –RVshare connects travelers interested in renting a motorhome with owners who have RVs to rent.
  • CampSpot – Campspot offers premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins and glamping options across North America.

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Loon Lake Statistics & Helpful Links


Lake Type: Natural Freshwater Lake, Dammed

Water Level Control: Washington State Department of Ecology

Surface Area: 1,100 acres

Shoreline Length: 8 miles

Normal Elevation (Full Pond): 2,400 feet

Average Depth: 46 feet

Maximum Depth: 100 feet

Water Volume: 50,600 acre-feet

Drainage Area: 14 sq. miles

Trophic State: Oligotrophic

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