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Pend Oreille Valley and North Pend Oreille Scenic Byways There are two Scenic Byways in Northeastern Washington that form part of the International Selkirk Loop National Scenic Byway. The Selkirk Loop has received the most prestigious designation as an All-American Road. There are only 27 such byways in the entire US and the Selkirk Loop is the only one that traverses two countries. Location: Located in the very northeast corner of Washington State; the Pend Oreille Valley Scenic Byway begins on Hwy 20 at Newport, Washington at the Idaho border and travels north to Tiger, Washington for 23 miles. The North Pend Oreille Scenic Byway picks up at Tiger on Hwy 31 at its junction with US 20 and continues to the Canadian border for 50 miles.
The Pend Oreille Valley Scenic Byway is a sparsely populated roadway winding through the beautiful Pend Oreille River valley, where fields of blue camas flowers blooming in late spring give way to lush vistas in the summer months, striking fall colors and the quiet beauty of winter. The Byway passes the small communities of Usk and Cusick, offering river access in several spots, as well as access to an off-road ATV Park north of Cusick and hiking and fishing in the Colville National Forest, from the west side of the roadway and LeClerc Road on the east side of the river.
Special attractions include: Gardner Caves at Crawford State Park, Sullivan Lake, Sweet Creek Falls, Eagles Nest View Point, Box Canyon Dam, Boundary Dam, Cutter Theater & Museum, Mill Pond Flume Historic Site, Abercrombie-Hooknose Viewpoint, Tiger Historical Museum.
Camping is available at several private campgrounds and at the following USFS Campgrounds: Noisy Creek 19 sites; East Sullivan Lake 38 sites; West Sullivan Lake 10 sites, all east of Ione, 11 miles to lake; Edgewater 20 sites on Pend Oreille River's east bank, Ione; Mill Pond 10 sites, 2 miles north of Metaline Falls then 4 miles on Sullivan Lake Road; Little Pend Oreille Chain Lakes / Lake Gillette 30 sites; Lake Thomas 16 sites; Lake Leo 8 sites, all approximately 7-10 miles west of Tiger on Hwy 20; Crescent Lake 6 sites, 10 miles north of Metaline Falls.