Sullivan Lake Trails — Annual Maintenance

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Date(s): 05/27/2023 - 05/28/2023
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Total: 16 / Remaining: 12

Sullivan Lake Ranger Station


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Project Profile
  • Region: Northeast Washington
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent; 10–15 accompanied by guardian
  • Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
  • Hike Length: 3–6 miles
  • Trip Type: Volunteer Work Party (Sun); Drop-in Volunteers (Wed–Mon)
  • Trip Duration:  Day Trip(s), or Multi-day
  • Project Type: Log Out, Brush Out, Tread Work, Protection (tread repairs, drains)

Project Description

At this volunteer trail work party, we’ll meet at the Sullivan Lake Ranger Station and spend the day doing log-out, tread and brush work on the Red Bluff Trail 553.

Volunteers will help clear a path thru the PNT by joining this log out party as a “swamper” who follows behind a PNTA sawyer, rolling log rounds and tossing branches off the trail. Crew members will also use loppers or handsaws to trim back brush, saplings and branches growing in the corridor, or dirt work tools to spot repair the tread and clear drains along the way. 

No trail crew experience necessary: the PNTA provides tools, personal protective equipment, and training. Just bring yourself, your daypack, and a thirst for a rewarding day on the trail! 

See Resources (below) for Frequently Asked Questions and packing recommendations.

More Options

Over the course of the week, PNTA crews will be giving annual maintenance to three low-elevation PNT trails around Sullivan Lake. Folks interested in spending some additional time helping out can register as drop-in volunteers and join us on the  Lakeshore Trail 504, and the lower half of the Noisy Creek Trail 588, or spend another day with us on the Red Bluff Trail 553.

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2022
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader(s):
    • Volunteer Work Party: Forest
    • Drop-in Volunteers: Jessica & Gwyn
  • Trip Time: 2–8 hrs daily, + drive time
    • Note: Crew leaders work a full day, but volunteer crew members are welcome to participate for as long as they like.
  • Hike Distance: up to 4–5 miles round trip
  • Spots Available: 4 daily
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by Tue May 16th
  • Cost: Free
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Register for this Party

Note: If you’ve already booked a spot on this trip and you’d like to book additional spots for other members of your group, or view the booking options again, then log out of your account (if applicable) and reload this page.

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Volunteer Resources

Please note, all work party projects are subject to change. Unfortunately, sometimes the weather and other unforeseen circumstances may cause us to cancel or reschedule an event. If we make any changes to an event after you have registered, we will contact you as soon as possible with new information.


  1. Register:  Search for an event on your favorite trail and register for the amount of time you would like to help out.
  2. Get Confirmation:  If you’re a new volunteer at PNTA, we’ll email a Volunteer Enrollment Form so that you can complete your registration.
  3. Join us on the Trail:  After we confirm your registration, a PNTA representative will contact you with more information about the event.