Long Lake (Republic) Opens With New Route for Access

Long Lake, just south of Republic, was looking to be closed due to closure of Scatter Creek Road, but an alternate route has been readied and the campground is now open.

Although you will need to rely on back roads to get to the lake, the Republic Ranger District has indicated the Long Lake area is accessible and the campground is open.  The route can be followed with forestry maps or on-line maps such as those supplied by Google.

The alternate route starts just west of Republic using Old Swan Lake Road (217), but you should contact the Ranger District just to heading out for updates as this route may have modifications with further rains.