NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council approved through a resolution, July 18, a second interim extension of the Lake Rufus Woods Agreement with the state of Washington.
The agreement, which was first signed in 2008 and resigned in 2013, committed the Tribe to designate fishing areas on the Colville Reservation for non-Tribal fishers, addressed fishing regulations and committed the State to provide nearly $4.5 million to the Tribe for enforcement and fishing access improvements.
The Tribes also stock the reservoir.
In 2018, the tribes opened the Lake Rufus Woods Net Pen campground. The site includes 31 RV spots, a pet area, handicap sites, a dumping station, sewer, water and bathroom facilities with coin operated showers.