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Fisherman's Cove, surrounded by towering pines and majestic mountains, Fisherman's Cove is located near the Canadian border, 125 miles northwest of Spokane and 11 miles north of Republic WA, a historic gold rush town. It is a hidden gem nestled within 31 waterfront acres on Curlew Lake.
A tranquil place with a slower pace. The resort offers vantage points for drinking in majestic views mountains, forests, greens spaces, Curlew Lake and beaches which provide habitat for a variety of wildlife--from soaring bald eagles to bass and rainbow trout and white-tailed deer. And, oh those sunrises and sunsets.
The closest town to Fisherman's Cove has approximately 1,070 residents living there full time. However, in the summer that number swells significantly when vacationers move into their summer homes or visit friends and families to immerse themselves in the pleasures of island living.
The area surrounding Fisherman's Cove offers scenic drives, spectacular sunsets and long, lazy summer evenings. Serious readers will enjoy breathing the pine-scented air, and soaking up the peace and quiet away from the noise of the big city.
Curlew Lake is a smooth, 5.5 mile long body of water that's ideal for water sports, with warm summer temperatures that are perfect for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing.
The surrounding area and country side also offer:
- Biking—Rated as one of the 10 best in the U.S., the Golden Tiger Bicycle Route travels from Anacortes on the Washington Coast, over the scenic North Cascades Highway (Hwy. 20), through Winthrop and Republic, and on to it's final destination in Newport on the Idaho border.
- Boating, water skiing and tubing—From four private boat launches and docks.
- Cross country skiing and snowmobiling—Blanketed by snow November through February, the surrounding area offers an expanse of scenic trails with gentle to moderate slopes. There are three groomed snowmobile routs on national forest land. And we are open year round to serve you!
- Curlew's Ansorge Hotel Museum—Constructed in 1903 to house the rush of travelers on the Great Northern Railroad, the Ansorge Hotel Museum is the only old hotel still standing in Ferry County. Open June through September on weekends from 1-5 p.m., tours through this lovely old hotel are free of charge.
- Curlew's Old Swimming Hole—Swimming and picnicking for kids of all ages.
- Danville's Antique Car and Truck Museum—10 miles north of Curlew, near the Canadian Border, this antique car and truck museum shows 50 unique cars and trucks dating back to 1913, and including a running steam locomotive.
- Fishing—Stream fishing, as well as the best trout and bass fishing available, along with four private fishing docks, and a boat launch that is free to Fisherman's Cove guests.
- Grand Coulee Dam—Tour this amazing engineering feat, and watch the spectacular nightly laser show across the beautiful Columbia River.
- Hiking and horseback riding—430 miles of local trails offer numerous hiking opportunities, including organized wildflower walks, bird watching and animal watching, including deer, eagles, bears, and even a few llamas. Visitors can also ride horses on public and private trails, and the county even offers an old wagon trail.
- Historic Mining Ghost Towns—Explore the past, in historic mining ghost towns that have been carefully preserved by area historical societies. One such ghost town, Molson, is an hour away, just south of the Canadian border, and just east of Oroville.
- Kayaking and canoeing—Nothing like exploring a smooth lake in the early morning or evening.
- Golf—The Christina Lake Golf Course is a world class 18 hole course located 45 minutes away in Christina Lake, B.C.
- Rock and Fossil Hunting—At the famous Stonerose Interpretive Center and Boot Hill fossil digs, where the oldest known rose and maple tree fossils were once uncovered.
- Sandy beaches—With a nice swim area, sandpit volleyball, and a community fire pit.
- TIN-NA-TIT-KIN-NE-KI Indian Arts Gallery and Museum—Internationally renowned; a must see, representing the following tribes: Apache, Blackfoot-Mohawk, Blood, Brockett, Cayuga, Choctaw, Cherokee, Colville, Comanche, Cowichan, Cree, Crow, Flathead, Haida, Hopi, Huron, Inupiaq, Kwakiutl, Mic Mac, Naskapi, Navajo, Nez Perce, Nootka, Ojibwe, Osage, Paiute, Papgo, Pima, Senica, Seri, Shoshone, Sun Child, Thompson River, Tlingit, Tisimshian, Tuscorora, Ute, Yupik, Zuni, and more.
- Tour the International Discovery Loop—From Canada's only desert to breathtaking river valleys and to the highest mountain pass in Washington state, travel the International Discovery Loop, and experience an unparalleled variety of breathtaking scenery, and a varied history encompassing Native Americans, settlers, and miners who discovered the area 150 years ago. (Border crossing at Danville, Midway-Port of Ferry, and Laurier from 8 a.m. to midnight daily.)
- Ferry County—More things to do, places to eat, and arts and shopping in Curlew and Republic, Washington, USA ... both just 10 miles away.
Be sure to stop by for some of the annual events that happen around the area, such as the air show Wings Over Republic or Prospector's Days.
Hunting and Fishing
Guests enjoy four private docks, and some of the finest rainbow trout and bass fishing anywhere at Curlew Lake, which is stocked with 250,000 trout annually. The tiger muskie can be found at Curlew Lake, one of the seven lakes in Washington to stock this large and difficult to catch fish. Yellow perch can be found here as well, ready to be cooked up over the campfire to make a sweet and tasty meal.
Fisherman's Cove and the surrounding area offer tremendous whitetail and mule deer hunting. Bear and cougar are also abundant, as are grouse, wild turkey, and coyote. Averaging only 3.4 residents per square mile, hunters often find themselves with a peaceful open meadow all to themselves.
A refrigerated game locker is available onsite for the convenience of our fishermen and hunters.
Fisherman's Cove Facilities
Fisherman's Cove is on a peninsula, surrounded by water on three sides. With a beautiful sandy beach and swimming area, boat launch, and four private docks, there's something for everyone in the family. Fisherman's Cove Resort is great for family gatherings and reunions, with many families coming back year after year. Several guests come out for weekend getaways to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Fisherman's Cove Resort's quaint and convenient Snack Shack outdoor restaurant serves breakfast, espresso, lattes, and fast food daily. The resorts waterfront RV sites include water, sewer, power and awesome views!
Fisherman’s Cove Resort provides its guests with comprehensive facilities, including the following:
- Comfortable, modern cabins, many right on the water.
- Waterfront RV hook-ups with water, sewer, and power.
- Country store with a variety of groceries, pop, ice, candy, sundries, fishing tackle, bait and gift items.
- Barges with outboard motors. Boat launch and moorage
- Private fishing docks
- Swim area with sandy beach
- Sandpit volleyball
- Snack Shack outdoor restaurant, serving breakfast and fast food daily
At Fisherman's Cove, there is much to see. Much to do. And time to cherish the natural beauty surrounding around you, protected from the hurry-scurry of the outside world.