On the waters of the Colville National Forest.

By Travel & Leisure
February 21, 2012
Eastern Washington Trout Fishing

The lakes and rivers of the gorgeous Colville National Forest are prime fishing spots. Within the 1.1-million-acre wilderness, the Kettle River and the upper portion of the Columbia River flow, rich with 20 species of fish. Trout especially love the cold waters; you’ll hook rainbow, German brown, brook, westslope cutthroat, and more.

Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge

Keep a lookout for lynx, deer, elk, and eagles while you cast in Big Meadow Lake.

Northern Lights Lodge

The suites have DVD players, fireplaces, and leather love seats. The hotel can arrange a guided trip to the northern segment of the Columbia river.

Lovitt Restaurant

In a restored farmhouse with valley views, the restaurant serves steaks, burgers, and more inventive dishes like goat-cheese ravioli—all made from locally sourced ingredients.