Things to know about Colville & Stevens County

Are you considering real estate in the Colville or Kettle Falls area? Here is some information you may find helpful. The Colville valley (map ) is located 65 miles north of Spokane WA and 8 miles east of the Columbia River ( Lake Roosevelt ). We are about 45 miles south of the Canadian border. Our area is home to several small communities in Stevens County Washington. Colville is the county seat and the largest city in the County with a population of approximately 5000 people. Colville has 4 stops lights and 2 round abouts on our main street.

Other Communities In Stevens County Washington Along Highway 395. (South to North)

  • Loon Lake  (map ) is 28 miles north of Spokane and 37 miles south of Colville, this area is centered on a 1120 acre lake. The lake was named in 1876 by Captain Hunter after observing the many loons that made the lake their home. The first home was built in 1884 and a post office established in 1890. The lake is now surrounded by recreational homes and properties. The lake is home to lake trout, kokanee, small-mouth bass, brown bullheads, blue gill, a few other warm water species, and planted rainbow trout. The fishing season is open from the last Saturday in April through the end of October. There are a couple of gas stations, motel, farmers market, and other community service close to the lake. Many of the homes are occupied year round with quote a few used primarily as summer recreation properties.
  • Chewelah (pop 2340) (map ) is 21 miles south of Colville and is famous for its Chataqua summer celebration and the 49 degrees north ski area which is 10 mile east on the flowery trail road. The Chewelah Real Estate market is a mix of residential, farm, and ranch properties. The Chewelah Casino is located just south of town.
  • Addy (map) is 15 miles south of Colville and is unincorporated. It has one gas station, coffee shop, and restaurant.
  • Kettle Falls (pop 1610) (map ) is 8 miles west of Colville and is home to Boise Cascade lumber and plywood mills, Wood waste power generation plant, and access to Lake Roosevelt recreational facilities. The junction of Highway 395 and Highway 25 is just outside town. It is home to the 2008 Math is Cool 5th graders who took  first place in the annual regional competition. Kettle Falls Real Estate market is mostly residential with farm and ranch properties in the surrounding area. There are also many recreational properties available along Lake Roosevelt and the many rivers that feed it.
  • Boyds (map ) is 10 miles north of Kettle Falls and has a pub and a few homes. The Boyds Real Estate market is mostly farm, ranch, timber and some recreational properties.
  • Barstow  (map ) is 14 miles north of Kettle Falls and has a small grocery store. It is the junction to the kelly hill area. The Barstow Real Estate market is mostly timber or recreational properties.
  • Orient  (map ) is 21 miles north of Kettle Falls and has a small residential area with limited services. It is the main jumping off point for people that float the Kettle River in the summer. The Orient Real Estate market is some residential with farm, ranch and recreational properties in the surrounding area.
  • Laurier  (map ) is 31 miles north of Kettle Falls and is home to one of the Canadian border crossings. Across the border you will find Christina Lake as well as Grand Forks.

 

Other Communities In Stevens County Washington Along Highway 25 (South to North).

  • Fruitland  (map ) is 43 miles south of Kettle Falls and is the junction of the Fruitland to Wellpinit road. Wellpinit is a community on the Spokane Indian reservation. Fruitland has a gas station with a mini grocery store. The Fruitland real Estate market is mostly farm, ranch and recreational properties located close to Lake Roosevelt and the Huckleberry mountain range.
  • Hunters  (map ) is 40 miles south of Kettle Falls and is the junction for the Hunters to Springdale road. This community has a small public school from kindergarten through high school. Hunters Real Estate market is mostly farm, ranch and recreational properties. Hunters is located near many scenic mountains as well as Lake Roosevelt.  There is a boat launch and campground near Hunters.
  • Cedonia  (map ) is 33 miles south of Kettle Falls and is the junction for the Cedonia to Addy road. There is a small church. The Cedonia Real Estate market is farm, ranch and recreational properties.
  • Gifford (map ) is 23 miles south of Kettle Falls and has a gas station, pub, and a small marina. The marina is used by boaters that need to gas up and to stop at the pub for something to eat. The Gifford real estate market is mostly farm, ranch and recreational properties.
  • Rice  (map ) is 13 miles south of Kettle Falls and is a very small community that has a Post Office and a few homes. It is also the junction for the Rice to Orin road, The Rice Real Estate is mostly farm ranch, timber, and recreational properties. Many of the homes have views of LakeRoosevelt and the surrounding mountains.
  • Marcus (pop 175) (map ) is 7 miles north of Kettle Falls. This community sits on a bluff just above Lake Roosevelt. It has a great park in the middle of town that is host to the annual Marcus October Fest Celebration. The Marcus Real Estate market is mostly residential and recreational properties with some timber land.  Marcus has an island campground and boat launch.
  • Evans  (map ) is 5 miles north of Marcus and is home to the Evans campground and boat launch on Lake Roosevelt.
  • Northport (pop 290) (map ) is about 35 miles north of Colville and is just 8 mile south of the Canadian border. It sits next to Lake Roosevelt and is your main gateway to a lot of native territory. It is also just a short drive across the border to some incredible skiing at Red Mountain Ski Resort. Canadian communities of Rossland and Trail are just across the Canadian border.

If you would like more information on these areas please give us a call at 509-680-1229 or 509-680-0847