The Deer Lake - Loon Lake real estate market is a beautiful, but lesser known, marketplace for lake property in Washington.
Deer Lake, also known as Loon Lake, is located in Stevens County, Washington, and is 14 miles southwest of Chewelah.
Just shy of 40 miles away from Spokane International Airport, this private lake is easily accessible through the air. The new Loon Lake Medical Clinic is almost walkable from many of the properties. The closest grocery store, All Season’s Grocery and Hardware, is less than a mile away!
Visitors and residents have many restaurant options near the lake. Locals recommend Lakehouse Bar and Grill, Loon Lake Pizza and Ice cream, and Loon Lake Saloon and Grill. These are some of the highly touted restaurants incredibly close to the lake, but there are many other options not far as well.
Deer Lake spans a sizable 1,146 acres, giving you plenty of room to explore.
Due to the private nature of this lake, fishermen will not be interrupted by the boats and jetskis of non-residents. The boat launches located here are only for those that own property on the lake.
Deer Lake's wide variety of species includes largemouth and smallmouth bass, black crappie, yellow perch, rainbow trout, and lake trout. It's notable that in the 1960s, the state record lake trout (30 pounds, four ounces) was caught here.
Adults of age should be sure to visit Loon Lake Distillery. Tours and tastings are available here.
Those with an affinity for hiking should explore Kaniksu Road, a lightly trafficked 1.8-mile trail that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until October.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Deer Lake is an excellent choice.