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A supplement to The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Spring 2013

Before you ride... Discover Passes A Discover Pass is required to access lands managed by Washington State Parks & Recreation, Washington Department of Natural Resources and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. This includes all State Parks, WDFW water access sites and wildlife-viewing areas and DNR-managed trails/trailheads and recreational camping sites. For more information please go to the Discover Pass Frequently Asked Questions at http://discoverpass.wa.gov/faq/ the Discover Pass Home Page at http://discoverpass.wa.gov/. Information is being updated weekly. Feel free to send any suggestions for improvements or requests for additional information to licensing@dfw.wa.gov. Our customer feedback and questions are being evaluated daily. The information provided by our customers is a very important to us and is used to improve our services and website. For questions or comments regarding the Discover Pass you may also contact us directly by phone toll-free at 1-866-320-9933.

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Noxious Weeds Outdoor recreationists who travel on remote roads to trailheads or who ride ATVs off roads or designated trails may be unknowingly spreading weeds with their vehicles. Recreationalists can help control noxious weeds to stop them from spreading. • Drive only on roads and trails away from noxious weed infested areas • Vehicles can carry noxious weeds from one area to another. Make sure to carefully clean ATVs, vehicles and trailers before taking them to a new area. Even a few seeds can spread noxious weeds to new areas. • Remove weed seeds from dogs, hiking boots and other gear. • Report weed infestations to Okanogan County Noxious Weed Board, 509-422-7168.

Okanogan County 2013 ATV Guide © 2013 The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle Owned and operated by Eagle Newspapers Inc. Roger Harnack, editor and publisher Lynn Hoover, advertising manager Katie Montanez, project designer P.O. Box 553, Omak, WA 98841 618 Okoma Drive 509-826-1110 • 800-572-3446 • 509-826-5819 fax www.omakchronicle.com Photos courtesy of North Central ATV Club of Washington. Cover photo: Gibson Creek ATV ride Special thanks to Ted Murray of Okanogan County Planning for providing beautiful maps and helpful input for this project.

2013 NCATV Club Event List (Subject to Change)

For latest info: http://www.ncatvclub.org/events Saturday, April 13

Sinlahekin Litter Cleanup, Lunch at Loomis

Saturday, July 6

Independence Day Celebration, Parade

May-October

DNR Campground Maintenance - Ongoing

Saturday, July 13

Club Ride, Potluck BBQ

Saturday, May 25

Memorial Day Weekend Bucket Run & Hotdog BBQ

Saturday, July 27

Club Ride to Cold Springs, Campground Maint.

Saturday, June 8

Self-ride to Okanogan, Breakfast, Parade

Saturday, Aug, 31

Labor Day Weekend Bucket Run & BBQ

Friday, June 21

Ride to Leader Lake, Camp Maint., Potluck BBQ at 6PM

Saturday, Oct. 5

Fall Bucket Run, Okanogan-Conconully

Saturday, Oct. 12

Sinlahekin Litter Cleanup, Lunch @Loomis

Friday, July 5

Club Ride

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ATV ETIQUETTE - SHARING OUR TRAILS Responsible trail enthusiasts, both motorized and nonmotorized, have much in common. They have an appreciation for our public lands and want to enjoy what our public lands have to offer. Trail sharing can and does work when people respect each other and work cooperatively to keep each other safe. • Let someone at home know where you’ll be riding and bring a cell phone for emergencies. • Be prepared for unforeseen circumstances. • Bring it in, pack it out. • Don’t drink and drive. • Know and follow local regulations including current ORV tabs, helmets, eye protection, driver’s license, proof of liability insurance and access passes, where applicable. • Obey all rules applicable to automobile traffic. • No cross country travel. Stay on designated roads and trails. • Respect trail restrictions and only use trails open to your mode

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Formed in February 2004, the North Central ATV Club, a nonprofit organization was estblished to promote the sport, be family oriented, be good stewards and to educate the government and public about ATV use.

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Trail and area closures exist on National Forest lands. Please see the current Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan, available at offices in Winthrop, Tonasket and Okanogan.

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Trail and area closures exist on National Forest lands. Please see the current Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan, available at offices in Winthrop, Tonasket and Okanogan.

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Trail and area closures exist on National Forest lands. Please see the current Okanogan National Forest Travel Plan, available at offices in Winthrop, Tonasket and Okanogan.

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