Located on Curlew Creek flowing out of Lake Curlew sits the Curlew Creek Ranch in Republic, Washington. Republic is a city with an early 1900s look and a heritage based on mining and logging industries. Founded by gold prospectors and originally named Eureka Gulch.
Noted for its fossils, natural beauty, and recreational possibilities, it is nestled in a valley between Wauconda and Sherman Passes at the intersection of Washington State Routes 20 and 21 in the north-central part of the state. This is a rare opportunity to own the Curlew Creek Cattle Ranch, which is a 938± acre ranch located at the north end of Curlew Lake. The ranch consists of ten parcels total ranging from five to 392.31± acres with views of Lake Curlew and Mt. Elizabeth. The older ranch-style home has a full daylight basement with Curlew Creek running through the backyard for a peaceful, enjoyable setting. There is a large rustic barn nearby that is very useable and adds to the rustic ranch setting. This ranch has year-round access, with Highway 21 running through a portion of the property and county roads throughout. Gold miners initially settled the area after the opening of the Colville Indian Reservation for mining exploration in 1896. Overnight, the mountain and valley rivers and streams rang with the sound of shovels and axes, the braying of pack animals, and the feverish invasion of eager men struggling to withdraw hidden wealth from water, rocks, and dirt. Gold fever brought in an accompanying wave of entrepreneurs and professional men who saw an opportunity to provide the services needed to build a mining community. There are still many active producing gold mines in the area.