Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is PRIEST RIVER EXP which is approximately 16 miles away and has an elevation of 2,380 feet (1,226 feet lower than North Skookum Campground). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 3.74″ 30.4° 18.7°
February 3.12″ 36.1° 21.3°
March 2.72″ 45.4° 24.9°
April 2.25″ 56.6° 29.6°
May 2.60″ 66.5° 37.0°
June 2.24″ 73.5° 42.7°
July 1.39″ 81.4° 45.6°
August 1.32″ 81.7° 44.5°
September 1.43″ 71.1° 37.1°
October 1.92″ 55.5° 30.4°
November 4.30″ 37.6° 25.6°
December 4.39″ 30.6° 20.1°

Summer High Temps


This location’s average summer high temps are lower than 79% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps


This location’s average winter low temps are lower than 51% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels


This location’s average precipitation levels are lower than 59% of other locations on record.


Elevation Fishing Access Fishing Methods Angling Season
3,500′ 2X4, 4X4, and boat. Fly Spring, summer and fall.

North Skookum is a popular lake found in a setting of forested mountains about 20 miles north of Newport. This lake has a boat launch and a dock. You can fish, camp, hike, swim, and canoe while visiting. Beavers, ducks osprey and great blue herons can be seen at the lake.

North Skookum Camp Ground (208) 304-0773