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(Recreationland of North Central Washington) 2011 Edition Copyright ©2011 NCW Media, Inc. A guide to Okanogan Valley Summer Recreation

County Map// B.C.......................4

Publishers/Owners: Bill and Carol Forhan, Jeff and Audrey Walter Advertising Manager & Sales: Carol Forhan Advertising Executives: Charlene Helm, Joni Parks Design & Production: Kristie McLaren Writers/Photographers/Contributors: Gary DeVon, Charlene Helm, Joni Parks, Penny Hunter, Emily Hanson, Abby Gardner Michelle Lovato, Terry Mills/Reflection Photography, Tim Patrick/Tim Patrick Photography, Kelly Riggs, Shannon Stanley Hampe, Valerie Hester, Al Dezetter, Mark Worth, Eden Valley Quest Ranch, Destination Osoyoos, Ferry County View, Liar’s Cove Resort,

Welcome.....................................3 Information pages....5, 23, 35, 50 Oroville .......................................6 Molson/Chesaw .......................12 Aeneas Valley/Wauconda/ Bonaparta.................................14 Loomis/Nighthawk ..................17 Tonasket ...................................18 Ferry County/Republic Curlew ......................................20 Riverside ..................................27 Conconully ...............................28 Omak ........................................30 Okanogan .................................33 Winthrop...................................36 Twisp/Methow ..........................27 Pateros .....................................38 Brewster ...................................39 Bridgeport ................................45 Mansfield ..................................47 Waterville..................................48 Lake Chelan/Orondo ...............49

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WELCOME... ...stay awhile and see what we have to offer! Welcome to beautiful North Central Washington and lower British Columbia, one of the greatest “undiscovered” and unspoiled recreational areas in the Pacific Northwest. By traveling north from Wenatchee along the many scenic byways like the Okanogan Trails Byway on the International Discovery Loop, you will experience two countries, many cultures and unique history and heritage. Okanogan, Douglas and Chelan counties abound in ghost towns, historical landmarks, abandoned (and active) mines, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, golfing, rock climbing, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding—you name it! Canada’s only desert region lies just north of the border, in southern British Columbia from Osoyoos to Kelowna. The area is not only Canada’s fruit basket, it also has a burgeoning wine industry. There are wine festivals and tastings, and wineries in the Osoyoos and Oliver areas welcome visitors. Back in the United States, North Central Washington is staking out a wine industry as

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well, with established and new wineries from Chelan to Oroville. Although fishing and hunting remain two of the biggest recreational pastimes in the area, watchable wildlife activities like birdwatching are increasing in popularity. This region offers a variety of flora and fauna for wildlife fans to explore. Even though the area is semi-desert, the region offers several fine lakes for swimming, boating, jet skiing and fishing. Water recreation choices range from the international Lake Osoyoos to internationally famous Lake Chelan, from the mighty Columbia River to the undiscovered Similkameen. If wide open spaces are the thing, the wideopen plateau is the spot; the drive between Bridgeport and Waterville, over the top as it were, is full of straight roads and big skies. Waterville is the Douglas County seat— check out the historic courthouse—and is full of houses and shops that show its late 19th century, red brick roots. Good fishing spots are hidden here and there, old houses can be spotted from the road, and occasionally a hang glider will pass by, the plateau is good for that sort of unusual recreation. The Columbia, Methow and Okanogan riv-

ers provide excellent fishing, as do the many local lakes. There’s good water for skiing or just a relaxing boat ride. With spring and the snowmelt, smaller local rivers provide plenty of good whitewater rafting, then calm down in the height of summer, making for fun tubing. How about taking a hike, or maybe a mountain bike ride, maybe even a horseback ride? Try one of the many fun and interesting trails in the Methow Valley— more than 400 miles for the choosing—or anywhere from Chief Joseph Dam to Pateros. These are great goomed trails in the winter for snowmobiling and cross country skiing. Summer days can hit 100 degrees or more, so one of the rivers, the swimming holes or local pools might be appealing. Golfers have a plethora of choices, from the Oroville Golf Club to Lake Woods in Bridgeport, Alta Lake near Pateros to Omak and Okanogan and Chelan, as well as courses in Osoyoos and Oliver. Camping and RV facilities are available at numerous locations from Waterville to Oroville. Again, welcome to north central Washington and lower British Columbia. We hope you will stay a while and enjoy all the area has to offer. Just remember to bring your camera.


County Map/ B.C.- Okanogan, Ferry, Douglas, Chelan


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Oroville - Okanogan Highlands: Molson/ Chesaw /Bonaparte/Wauconda/Aeneas Valley Loomis - Tonasket Oroville Incorporated in 1908 Population: 1710 Elevation: 938 ft

Molson Founded in 1900 Population: 23 Elevation: 3707 ft

Chesaw Population: 24 Elevation: 3875 ft

Wauconda Population: 173 Elevation: 4310 ft

Bonaparte Elevation: 3500 ft

Loomis Population: 522 Elevation: 1316 ft

Tonasket Incorporated on December 16, 1927 Population: 994 Elevation: 919 ft

Aeneas Valley Founded in 1908 Elevation: 2229 Recreationland • 2011



Gateway to fun and relaxation Oroville is four miles south of the Canadian border and an average of 2,000 vehicles a day pass through the nearby 24-hour Port of Entry, the busiest in Eastern Washington. The town lies just north of the confluence of two rivers – the Similkameen and Okanogan, and is on the south end of Lake Osoyoos, an international lake shared by Oroville and Osoyoos, B.C. Originally noted for mining, cattle and timber, today Oroville is better known for its apples and cherries and being the birthplace of Washington’s apple industry. Oroville has four award-winning wineries and also boasts a fine German-style microbrewery. May Festival features a parade, 3-on-3 basketball, a spring barrel tasting and traditional Maypole dance. The festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 14 -15. The town’s Old Depot Museum is also home to the Visitor Information Center and opens to coincide with the festival. Also in May is the Run to the Border Charity Ride, which brings upwards of 300 motorcyclists to town. Tourism and recreation take advantage of the area’s natural beauty and abundant op-

can paddle your canoe or kayak south down the Okanogan River and stop by Oroville’s Riverfront Park. Oroville Heritage Day and Dorothy Scott Airport Day are planned in June, ... h and the second annual Toast of Oroville know t Ric u o y tate a S Wine Festival is the last Saturday in July Did n gto ashin at City Park. August begins with the W in strike een rd, Tumble Weed Film festival held the first a ld y o e g n m vi First d Similka Thursday, Friday and Saturday. ucts, n prod s d Bar a e s There is golfing at the Oroville Golf d a r b a r h timbe cherry orc Club, and its nine-hole course is , m s i d Tour pear, an considered one of the most beauti beauti, apple ful and challenging small courses in the state. A trailhead to the Similkameen River Trail, which follows the old Great Northern Railroad grade from Oroville and across a parks are steel trestle bridge over the river, begins on situated on Lake Os- the west side of town. oyoos – Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park is located at the north end of town. The park offers a boat launch, as does Deep Bay Park about 1 1/2 miles north of the city limits. The Can Am Apple Cup powerboat race is held off Deep Bay Park annually. Osoyoos Lake offers swimming, boating, sailing, water and jet skiing, as well as firstclass fishing. Or, if you want, you can just sit on the beach and relax. From the lake you

portunities because of the mountains, lake and two rivers. Two very fine city


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Join us in 2011 for

77th Annual May Day Celebration, May 14th. Heritage & Airport Days, July 22-23.

Our Museums

The McDonald Cabin & The Old Depot

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Email: Website: Help celebrate Oroville’s unique history by joining us for Airport & Heritage Days on July 22 & 23.

Old Depot Museum Open May 2 - Sept. 10

Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 8

Breakfast at the Airport, Fly-in, plane rides, Jim Weaver Art Show, Antique Tractor Show & Races, Arts and Crafts, Yard Sales, Farmer’s Market, Art in the Park, Community Choir, Music Stage, and much, much more! For more information: 509-476-2476 Recreationland • 2011


Wines of the Okanogan Valley A unique experience in the Northern part of Okanogan County! We invite you to our Tasting Rooms. Oroville is located just 5 miles south of the British Columbia border.

Copper Mountain 1. Copper Mountain Vineyards Vineyards

33345 Hwy 97 Oroville, WA 98844 Located in Taber’s Fruit Barn 509-476-2762 509-322-0011

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2. Esther Bricques Winery & Vineyard 38 Swanson Mill Rd. Oroville, WA 98844 509-476-2861

Summer Wine Tasting 12 to 5 p.m. Daily or by appointment

Tasting Room Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment

3. Lake Crest Winery

4. Okanogan Estate & Vineyards

1205 Main St, Oroville 703 Front St.,Leavenworth 509-476-2347

1205 Main St. / Hwy 97 Oroville, WA 98844 509-476-2736

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Award winning wines. Estate grown at the Mathews Vineyards. Our production is small and elite. Great Wines at affordable prices. Come in to our tasting room on the corner of Katie Wheat,WA. owner Main & Appleway, Oroville, Apr. - Dec. “An Old-fashioned fruit& Park! stand� 12-5 daily. Party Tue. eve. on Patio

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Lake Crest Winery We now have two tasting rooms serving our award winning wines 1205 Main St, Oroville 703 Front St.,Leavenworth Events are now being scheduled for our winery cabin.

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2011 Calendar of Events Feb. 19th – 7th Annual NW Ice Fishing Festival May 14th – 77th Annual May Festival May 14th – Chamber Barbecue May 21st – 9th Annual Run For the Border June 18th – Molson Mid-Summer Festival July 4th – Fireworks at Deep Bay Park July 4th – Chesaw Family Rodeo July 22nd & 23rd – Annual Heritage & Airport Days July 30th – Taste of Oroville Wine Festival Aug. 4-6 – Tumble Weed Film Festival August 13th - 14th – CAN-AM Hydroplane Races Oct. 28th – Annual Trick or Treat & Costume Contest Dec. 3rd – Christmas Tree Lighting & Caroling Recreationland • 2011

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Okanogan Highlands Molson History on display

Museum. It houses artifacts and a souvenir shop. Many exhibits reflect the area’s mining Molson was the product of the govern- and farming history and other facets of rural ment’s decision to open the old north half life. It is open from Memorial Day weekend of the Colville Indian Reservation to gold through Labor Day from 10 a.m. to mining. It was initially financed by John W. 5 p.m. Today, Molson of Canadian brewing and bank bankthe original ing fame. Promoter George ow… n k u townsite is a o Meacham had an opDid y ing d lu c ghost town tion on the nearby gold m, in istory touris ing h , g in in m and is the mine and persuaded anch Rich d Old Molson and r n g a l in rm Molson to buy into the stivia nd fa er Fe Dry la rism Outdoor umm S townsite. u id o agrit the M stival s a Museum h l The town boomed with hoo g Fe lson on Sc lly Mo Ice Fishin ls a o u with a M n the mining industry and An the NW ums, seum ts the e s s o u variety h further grew when hometwo m n Mu ures


at Old M steaders came and the Great on fe Mols m and the u e Northern Railway began conMus struction in 1905. The first passenger train arrived from Spokane in 1906. There were two passenger and one freight of early day train daily during the peak years, town buildings and at one time it was the largest shipping and agricultural point in the state. Molson also had the state’s equipment. Old highest railroad depot at 3,708 feet. When the Molson can be train made its way down to Oroville, it had to v i e w e d f r o m stop at Circle City to let its brakes cool and A p r i l t h r o u g h some say they could be seen glowing red November. Both after dark. museums are In 1914 a three-story brick schoolhouse sponsored by was built, which is now the Molson School


More than just the famous rodeo Chesaw, an old gold mining town, was named for Chinese miner Joe Chesaw, who lived there in the early days of the settlement with his Indian wife. The Chesaw, 21.5 miles east of Oroville, has a general store with gas pumps, tavern and art gallery. When the northern half of the Colville Indian reservation was opened up to mineral claims, prospectors flocked to the area. The town of Chesaw sprang up and the founding fathers decided to name it after the old settler and it became the only town in the state to have the distinction of having a Chinese name. The gold mining, long gone, has come back to life at nearby Buckhorn Mountain with Kinross’ Buckhorn Mountain Project. The town’s population has dwindled to just a handful, but every Independence Day the folks put on the family-oriented Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. The event draws thousands of rodeo fans from all over the state and southern 12

B.C. In August, the town invites people to participate in one of the many activities planned around the “Hot August Nights” celebration. But there is more to Chesaw. The beautiful scenery and wildlife, hiking, camping and fishing in the National Forest and at nearby

the county historical society and manned and maintained by a local group of dedicated volunteers. Each June is the Molson Mid-Summer Festival and the day begins with a Fun Run/ Walk, where participants are encouraged to collect wildflowers to be tied to the May pole later in the day. Proceeds go toward maintaining the museum. In the winter the NW Ice Fishing Festival is held on the Saturday of President’s Day weekend and attracts anglers from all over the state to compete for the biggest fish on Sidley Lake. There are dog sled demonstrations, as well as food, arts and crafts and music in the Molson Grange Hall.

lakes like Lost, Beaver, and Beth make Chesaw a place you won’t want to miss. In winter there is also snowmobiling on designated county roads between Chesaw and Molson.

Visit the Molson Museums

Enjoy a scenic drive and experience some of Okanogan County's early history! Molson Museum

Molson School Museum

Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day

Old Molson Outdoor Museum Molson, Washington

Open daily April through November

For information: 509-485-3292 Recreationland • 2011

69th Annual



Country Western BanD Saturday, July 2nd 9:00 p.m - 1:00 a.m. $5 admission to Rodeo $5 admission to Dance Children 10 & under FREE

SMALL SPORTS 10:00 A.M. PARADE 12:30 P.M. RODEO 1:00 P.M. For information: 509-485-2204, 509-485-3941 or 485-3041 Parade pre-registration contact: 485-2103 Presented by


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Okanogan Highlands: Aeneas Valley - Wauconda - Bonaparte There are many small communities in the favorite fishing spots for many. Lyman Lake Campground charges no Okanogan Highlands that are enjoyed for their recreational opportunities as well as fee for camping. Four single camps provide campers with fishing opportunities. Crawfish their history and culture. The Aeneas Valley was a favorite winter Lake has 15 single and four multiple no-fee ground for Indians because of its mild climate camp sites at an elevation of 4,500 feet. Recand in 1863 Chief Aeneas settled there per- reational opportunities include fishing, manently with his wife and family. The first swimming, boatsettlers came in the spring of 1897. ing and picnickFishing and camping number ing at the picnic among the many recd . . pene . o facility. reation possibilities o w h o rs, w ou kn rothe y B The comaround the Aeneas e d g i D Hed y the m munity of b Valley area. There are a d li il le t et ter W 6 ine ally s Wauconda, several small lakes lown af 8 Origin uconda M misto gan in 18 o o a L d o e n 24 miles cated along Aeneas Valll a a the W lly c e Ok parte e a s t o f rigina ame to th a o n ley Road. These include s o a B is w oc nd Loom oomis wh ver, a Tonasket, Round, Long and El lakes. , Bea h t e llen L B A t is cenCrawfish and Lyman lakes ing a h is f earby n t e r e d are not far away either. e Fin s. ble a along El Lake, 16 miles southil a v Lake sa ctivitie Higheast of Tonasket, has seleca d n rou Year way 20 tive gear rules and a one trout like an oasis, inlimit. A boat launch and toilets viting and colorful after the are available. Open season is vast miles of ranches and rolling hills that from the last Saturday in April surround it. There is a tiny U.S. Post Office, through Oct. 31. Round and Long lakes are just down the road and are also grocery store and café that hearkens back to

)JTUPSJD The Heart of Wauconda

a simpler time. It’s a place where neighbors meet and travelers can catch their breath before heading on to their destination. The big event for Wauconda is the Flag Day Celebration at the Wauconda Community Hall. The celebration takes place on the Sunday closest to June 14 and dates back more than 100 years. Wauconda celebrated a century of Flag Days in 1998, making it the oldest continually held event in Okanogan County. Rock collecting enthusiasts are encouraged to visit abandoned Sheridan Mines near old Toroda that have crystallized glass-like ingots and copper/gold/iron containing rock. The area is also well known for its diversity of outdoor sports – fishing, hunting in season and snowmobiling near Lake Bonaparte. Nearby is mountain hiking, cross-country and snow skiing activities. It’s only a short drive to Lost, Beaver and Beth lakes, which offer some of the areas best fishing and camping opportunities. This same area offers some of the most varied hunting you will find anywhere. You can also enjoy boating, swimming, hiking, snowmobiling and other winter sports.

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2360 Hwy 20, Wauconda, WA 509-486-4044

EST 1898

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Loomis - Nighthawk

Center of the Many Lakes Recreation Area

Started in 1889, the first store in Loomis was opened by Guy Waring. Originally it was called Loomistown in honor of William Allen Located 16 miles northwest of Tonasket Loomis, who came to the Okanogan in 1886. or 16 miles southwest of Oroville, the quaint Early day cattlemen settled here and in the little town of Loomis rests in the center of the 1870s, the biggest outfits trailed herds over “Many Lakes” area. While the town is small, Snoqualmie Pass to settle. Nearby several fathe area draws folks from around the state silver mines were started, including the fa Palmer Mountain Mine. and the province of British Columbia from the m o u s Although the town is start of fishing season in the spring until small, many amenities the end of hunting season in can be found late fall. llen … w am A within a li o Throughout il n W fter ou k few short wn a n in 1886 o t h e s u m m e r, t Did y is Loom Okanoga n d w e o blocks. visitors come and the rn t call weste inally o came to ig ld r o Nearby O enjoy a variety , wh th an nada oomis of bo g into Ca L e m of camping sites na ost wildlife ssin is the order cro with m k , c w li is abuna b t b along one of the pu Nigh e nearby to the nds n h t e dant p d a o many lakes or even an te h ger o lon s in priva n is with g k in the coolness of the ildin haw Night historic bu biglocal mountains along of the horn a meandering stream. Loomis is the center of sheep some of the best fishand deer that can ing and hunting in all of sometimes be seen strolling North Central Washingthrough town, black bear and mounton. The trout and bass are large tain goats can also be spotted. In and the mule deer abundant. Nearby lakes winter people are drawn to the area include Spectacle, Palmer and Whitestone. for the hundreds of miles of snowOther fishing opportunities abound in the mobile trails in the mountains. Sinlahekin Wildlife Area at Forde, Connors Nearby Nighthawk is the name and Fish lakes, Reflection Pond and Touts of both an old western town and Coulee Creek. Chopaka Lake is a wellborder crossing into Canada. The known fly-fishing-only mountain lake that town as it stands today is no longer attracts anglers from throughout the Pacific open to the public, with the historic Northwest. Recreationland • 2011

buildings privately owned. However, the flavor of the town can be seen from the LoomisOroville Highway with its nearby bridge that crosses the Similkameen River. Nighthawk is in the middle of a farming, ranching and mining area. From the late 1890s to the 1950s it was a gold milling center. The most famous mining operation in the area was the Palmer Mountain Gold Mining and Tunnel Co. that blasted a tunnel more than a mile long into the mountain and built the biggest concentrating mill in the state – yet the mill never turned a wheel. At one time Nighthawk served hundreds of miners and railroad workers in the area. By 1903 there was a general store, railroad station and the Nighthawk Hotel and Saloon. Today, only a handful of people dwell there. Nearby are four state river access points to launch kayaks, canoes and rafts. Three have improved parking. Travelers from Oroville heading up the highway will come to a fork in the road. Head left and you go to the town of Nighthawk and further on to Loomis. Head right and you end up at the Nighthawk-Chopaka Port of Entry (Passport required to cross). This daylightonly (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) border crossing sits in the shadow of stately Mt. Chopaka, often snow-capped well into spring. Crossing into Canada travelers can head northwest toward Cawston and Keremos or east to Osoyoos.


Tonasket All roads lead to Tonasket Tonasket is a vigorous town with people that like to work hard, as well as play hard. Many of the community’s events reflect this relationship between labor and leisure. Tonasket, with a population of 1,000, is nestled in the Okanogan Valley approximately 20 miles south of the U.S.-Canadian border. It is the center of a large agricultural area, with apples, cattle and timber being the most prevalent products. The Founder’s Day Rodeo and Parade begins on Friday, June 3 with the Jeremy Ives Memorial Bull Riding. The Founders Day Grand Parade is on Saturday, June 4. from throughout the Following the parade it’s back to the rodeo and machines compecounty. With compe grounds south of town for more bulls. titions for both men The Tonasket Father’s Day Flyand women, the In begins on Saturday, event is a big hit June 18 with a with the kids. … n barbecue and conoga know Okan u e To n as k et is o h t y tinues on Saturday, f ket o Did onas T intersected by f June 19 with a piie h ow: ter C igh/L S t a t e H i g hed af H lot’s breakfast and the m e r a N ratu le empe ways 97 and t r 21st fly-in during which e peop umm ches ring/s 20. Highway kids under 12 years old .05 in ge sp F 1 a : r n e v 2 io t d A 3 . a n 7 it a 97, an infly free. F/4 recip iking 77.88 mer p ountain b m ternational u s The Okanogan River ,m ing/ e spr ing, hiking g a r r o a d w a y, e v h Garlic Festival, held in A fis ities: links the Activ August at History Park, is g huntin town with one of the newer traditions Canada to the north, in Tonasket, but is getting and California on the extreme quite a following. The event south. Highway 20 is an east/west route from attracts local farmers selling a variety of garlics, as well as other fresh the Pacific Coast via the North Cascades Highway, to Republic and Spokane. produce and flowers. The original town site of this western vilFor those looking to see some destruction, the Tonasket Demolition Derby on lage was located on the west side of the Sunday, Sept. 4 is the place for you. The Okanogan River, about one mile south of its contest is always exciting and attracts drivers present location. The town was once called


Parry’s Ferry, or Parry’s Landing, for Watkins W. Parry, an early pioneer settler who had extensive holdings in the area. The present site of the town was purchased from the Bonaparte Land Company in 1910 and was soon platted. It was named Tonasket after Chief Tonasket of the Okanogan Tribe.

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Tonasket Comancheros,


The joys of Tonasket...

come in many forms, most of which are based on the ways of the cowboys. But before we mosey off on the wrong trail, the Tonasket Comancheros host many events, from rodeos to auctions to a demolition derby. With the help of the Tonasket Comancheros, the Tonasket Rodeo Grounds are open year ‘round with good food, entertainment and lots of smiling faces. If you have any questions or would like more info on any of the events please contact the Comancheros group, you can either visit them on or send them an email at

The 2011 calendar of events is as follows: April 16 & 17: Tonasket Jr. Rodeo 5POBTLFU May 7: Consignment Auction at 10 a.m. 2: Kids Games and BBQ starting at 5:30 p.m. $PNBODIFSPT June June 3: Jeremy Ives Memorial Bull Riding Round 1 starts at 7 p.m. June 4: Jeremy Ives Memorial Bull Riding Round 2 starts at 7 p.m. June 18: North Country Car Club Car Show June 19: Fathers Day Fly-In July 9: Ranch Rodeo July 23: Tractor Pulls starts at 7 p.m. August 5: Bulls and Barrels starts at 6:30 p.m. September 5: Demolition Derby starts at 1 p.m.


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A Land For All Seasons!




AMENITIES...  Friendly People  Excellent Schools  Bus. Resource Center  Airport  Motels  Banks  Attorneys  RV Parks  City Parks / Public Pool  Specialty Shops  Dining  Public Fishing & Boating

 Forest Service  Library  Guest Ranches  Real Estate  Game Reserve  Skiing / Resorts  Civic Organizations  Hospital / Medical Clinics  Assisted Living  Rehabilitation Clinics  Extended Healthcare  Dental / Vision Clinics

PO Box 523, Tonasket, WA 98855 509-486-4543



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Tonasket Eagles #3002 The Biggest Little Eagles in the State! — 4 RV Spaces Available — Centrally located to:

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Red Apple



Community Cultural Center Proud promoter of Okanogan River Garlic Festival &

August 26 & 27 Wine Tasting

Microwaves  Refrigerators High Speed Wireless Internet Great Beds!

411 Western Ave. Tonasket, WA.


20 S. Whitcomb (Hwy. 97), Tonasket

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Salads  Foods to go  Deli  Sliced Meats 212 N. Hwy. 97, Tonasket 486-2183

Lee Frank Mercantile for all your prescription needs!

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Roy’s Pharmacy

Known for its friendly service & unique gift items

Al's IGA

 Bait

/ Tackle / Ammo Supplies  Hunting & Fishing Lic. We have what you need to get a job done.  Sporting Equipment  Equipment Rental  Farm, Ranch & Garden  Reloading  Hardware / Paint  Appliances  Camping


324 S. Whitcomb, Tonasket

Downtown Tonasket





Owner, Jean Cooksey

Many Unique & Unusual Treasures!

Home Shop: 233 Joseph, Tonasket (Top of 3rd St.) 509-486-4366

Welcome to the “Sunny Okanogan Valley”

HILLTOP REALTY Tonasket is the Home of Hilltop Realty, LLC

Jan Asmussen, Broker - Owner

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Norma Jean Hart

Something for Everyone! Greeting Cards Yankee Candles Books and Gifts Antiques and Collectibles


ROOSTER’S “Something to Crow About!”

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224 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket




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Ferry County-Republic - Curlew Riverside - Conconully- Omak Okanogan

Ferry County Created on February 21, 1899 Population: 7260 Elevation: approximately 2400 ft

Republic Incorporated on May 22, 1900 Population: 954 Elevation: 2569 ft

Curlew Population: 1165 Elevation: 1801 ft Riverside

Omak Incorporated on February 11, 1911 Population: 4721 Elevation: 843 ft

Okanogan Incorporated on October 29, 1907 Population: 2484 Elevation: 840 ft

Population: 327 Elevation: 860 ft

Conconully Incorporated on November 11, 1908 Population: 185 Elevation: 2303 ft

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Ferry County / Republic / Curlew

There’s lots to do in Ferry County You can dig for fossils at the rich Stone Rose fossil beds with the family and go home with a piece of prehistoric history, fish or swim in one of the area’s many lakes and streams


Ansorge Hotel Museum

and horseback ride into the forest and hike the Kettle Crest Trail or one of the other 430 miles of trail in the area. If you’re a camper, the Republic area has 21 campgrounds around lakes and streams. Something is happening almost every week; stock car races every other weekend in the summer, Prospector’s Day, rodeos, draft horse shows or Winterfest. And you can take a number of scenic drives; see the historic Ranald MacDanald grave site, the museum at the Ansorge Hotel, cross into Canada to have lunch or visit the shops and sites in downtown Republic. Return a different way

Northern Inn

The Ansorge Hotel Museum River Street, Curlew is open Memorial Weekend thru Aug. Sat. from noon to 4 p.m. Tours available on request. Contact: Janet Stephens at 509-779-4951 or Lynnie Lindgren at 509-779-4823 Courtesy of Kettle River History Club 68th Annual

Andre & Kathy Ciais 852 So. Clark, Republic 509-775-3371 Reservation Only 1-888-801-1068


Always Labor Day Weekend!

“Sew It, Grow It and Show It at the Ferry County Fair!”

SEPT. 2 - 4, 2011 It’s all happening at the Fair...

We have Professional Horse Races, Pony Express Races, Fri. & Sat. Night Barn Dance, 4H Livestock Market Sale on Sat. Night, Quilt Pavilion, Live Entertainment, Great Food & thousands of Exhibits to see! 1900’s Hershall Spillman Carousel We have a RV Park on the grounds.

14 Lawson Way, PO Box 421, Republic, WA  509-775-3146

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just to enjoy the magnificent scenery. In Republic, the Stonerose Interpretive Center and Fossil Site is one of the few places in the U.S. where visitors can view a collection of 50 million year-old “photographs” of flowers and leaves. That’s because 50 million years ago, during the Eocene Epoch, the area now occupied by Republic lay beneath the waters of an ancient lake. As the lakebed filled with volcanic ash and sediment, leaves, flowers, fish and insects were trapped in the layers of resulting mud. At the nearby Boot Hill Fossil Site, paleontologist and amateur fossil hunters alike have the unprecedented opportunity of discovering world class examples of Eocene plant life such as leaves belonging to the rose family, birch family, maple family and redwood family. A small fee for a permit is required, but the museum’s curator will give fossil hunters instructions on how to best split open the fossil bearing rocks.

Prospector Inn Your home away from home. Continental Breakfast Conference Center Honeymoon Suite Sauna - Jacuzzi Free Wireless Internet

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Ferry County / Republic / Curlew Located next door to the Stonerose until 5 p.m. Built in 1903, the historic Ansorge Hotel in Interpretive Center is the Republic Historical Center. Visitors will get the opportunity Curlew is now a museum. The hotel retains to walk through the Kaufman Cabin (the many of its original furnishings and all of its charm. Unlike most oldest surviving big-city museums, structure in Rehowever, the curators public), peruse of the small, but lovthe extensive ingly cared for musecollection of Reum still allow visitors public’s historical to browse nearly evphotographs in ery room in the hotel. the nearby hisTours are available on torical center, Saturday from noon and listen to firstto 4 p.m., until the muhand accounts of seum closes f o r times past from the the volunteers who operate the small museum. w… Between the towns of Republic u kno g o y oggin d Di and Curlew alongside Highway 21 and L g t in Fores : Min North is the Antique Car and Truck ustry ional nces t d a in N Main d by ing dista Museum. The museum provides unde s. surro short driv pground is c li m in b a h c u visitors with the opportunity to view it p d w Re just an and is g are lakes in t a numerous antique cars, including a o lands umerous g, b area. the atchin ird w vailalbe in b , g ey a tin n ie u it d vall h g, ctiv carve ie Fishin the few a c g he gla adamon d in t the w estle c. n d for is e li e m b k a u a wL Rep lake is n Curle north of m-fed he area. es a il e r m t s 6 tt d n a g quen Sprin s that fre ird seaing b

Highway 21, nine miles north of the historic mining town of Republic. Ferry County’s economy for many years was driven by the gold mining industry, as well as a healthy timber industry. Small mining towns sprang up during the gold rush. Some like Curlew, Orient and Keller still survive, while others, like Toroda, Ferguson and Ferry are only memories. Periodic rises of mineral prices still cause excitement. With the opening of the new gold mine near Chesaw, the Kettle River Mill is active again, processing ore into gold ingots.

n from

1925 Howard Cooper, one of only four ever built and a 1926 Yellow Knight, one of the last three known to exist. The museum opens on Memorial Day from Friday through Monday until Labor Day. The museum charges no admission fee and is open from 11 a.m.

son on August 31. Visitors are asked to call ahead to arrange a tour. Nestled in the forested hills of Ferry County is pristine Curlew Lake. Curlew Lake is a favorite destination for fishermen, sporting different varieties of trout. The park features 82 campsites, some of which have power, water and sewer hook-ups, a roped-off swimming beach, boat ramp, trailer dump, restroom and hot showers. The park is located on State





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Curlew Store

Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun. 1 to 6 p.m.

Gas  Deli  Espresso Groceries  Videos Fishing & Hunting Licenses Hardware  Feed Fencing Wire Hunting & Fishing Supplies Notary  Fax  ATM

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Republic / Curlew / Riverside

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 Videos  Full Service Deli  Fresh Quality Produce & Meats  Over 100 Years of Great Customer Service


Espresso, Pizza & Gift Shop

Drive thru or come inside and browse through our gift shop. Sit outside and enjoy the spectacular view from our deck.  Espresso, Regular Coffee & Herbal Teas  Frappes, Granitas & Iced Coffee Drinks  Fruit Smoothies & Jet Tea  Unique Gifts & Nostalgic Tin Signs  Showhouse Pizza Co m e  Wireless Internet En jo y !

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In Riverside, WA

Parade at 10 a.m.

Live Music  Kids Games  Large Auction  Vendors For Information Call: 509-826-7161 Recreationland • 2011


Paddlewheelers and brisk commerce part of its past

up the Columbia from Wenatchee, continuing their journey up the sometimes barely navigable waters of the Okanogan, stopping Perhaps one of the most important towns to unload their merchandise at Riverside. in Okanogan County’s early day history, Riv- Much of the valley’s produce also left for erside is still a quaint and picturesque town, other markets by way of this lifeline to the only navigable past as it sits nestled between the Okanogan world, which was Brewster for six River and State Highway 97. to eight weeks of Riverside was once a booming dle- each year. d a … p commercial center. As ow with s pplie ogan ou kn Okan nt and su art of The town e head of navigation h t Did y f hub o equipme orthern p y s u became River Riverfor the Okanogan he n the b bringing s in t once Was steamers old miner side in 1900 River, goods transl g whee r for the ir e w h e n P ard a iv ported up the Columbia ty F up r Coun available d the ounty n c a g e s n o h C u m m i n gs a t River and further up the t, g kan ing a the O re, marke and hunt d e t s o relocated it ing St ho Okanogan could not get Once Western fishing, hik ric y n o b t io r just below t a is a past Riverside. So Riverr e H s: n eleb ctivitie iverfest c A an island side became an important al R annu that had connection between then frustratisolated Okanogan County ed steamboats. and more populated areas of In 1908, the push was on to the region. move the county seat from Conconully to In celebration of the importance of Riverside’s past, the com- Riverside. The competition for the distinction munity holds RiverFest, which includes a included Omak and Okanogan. Riverside street fair, music and community auction. The was not successful and county governannual festival is held in early August every ment moved to its present day location in year and is scheduled for August 6 this year. Okanogan. Several things conspired to turn Riverside Call (509) 826-7161 for more information. into the quiet community it is today - the Paddle-wheeled steamships chugged railroad replaced the steamship trade, the grab for the county seat was unsuccessful and the 1913 Carney fire and others leveled RIVERSIDE the downtown area. One of the biggest attractions to Riverside is the famous Historic Detro’s Western Store; there is also a well-stocked country store with

Owner: Kim Nagy 102 Main Street Riverside, WA 98849

Ph. 509-826-2049 Recreationland • 2011

gas pumps and a great rustic saloon, a gun and pawnshop and an art gallery. There are parks for picnicking and two RV parks for travelers.

Jewelry by Sandie Sandra Schneider, Owner


104 State Street  PO Box 52 Riverside, WA 98849 UBI#602 402 679 1 1



Where the past is always present

In the summer you can swim, fish, water ski, bicycle, horseback ride, take a nature hike, rock climb or just relax and enjoy the glorious scenery with summer temperatures averaging a cool 10 degrees lower than nearby Omak. As fall

With Conconully State Park right on the reservoir, restaurants that offer everything from hot dogs to haute cuisine, full-service resorts and a variety of RV facilities and the lake just minutes away, Conconully is a wonderful site for a family vacation any time ity on C ow… of the year. n Salm k d u e ll o a mp c There are lakeside resorts, in-town : Did y rs ca h/Low mine ld lodging, several restaurants and a general e Hig o r g u t a a r as pe store with gas pumps to serve visitors. Began er tem umm s / g in ches Most of the resorts in Conconully offer boat spr .13 in rage F ion: 1 t a it and/or canoe rentals. Some resorts feature Ave 8 F/45.55 cip e, 2.4 er pre y Lak such amenities as pools, showers, RV park- 7 onull umm c s / n g o in C r m, ing, campsites and laundromats. Kids have a Average sp useu ve ully M Liar ’s Co n o c n good time wading in the pond and playing on d o se n C a : s uthou ervoir ction the swings, slides and big toys at Conconully and O Attra nully Res g in t r o hun inte Conc State Park, which also has excellent camping iking, the w ing, h Races in h is f and picnic facilities. Sled ities Activ and Dog Spring is when the high alpine meadows s e c Ra boast carpets of wildflowers, accessible nears only to the hiker or horseback rider. Spring and deer season is also when anglers start coming to town opens, the town becomes a to test their skills on the rainbow trout in base camp for local and visiting hunters. the Conconully Lake season’s opening Conconully is truly a recreational destinaweekend. tion for casual vacationers and outdoors enthusiasts. For more information on Conconully, contact the Conconully Chamber of Commerce by visiting www.conconully. com or call them at (877) 826-9050 or (509) 826-9050.

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CONCONULLY Just Plain Fun! The

2 Lakeside Resorts to Serve You

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Omak The busy hub of the Okanogan Omak has events planned for every season of the year. In summer there’s the Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race, which is always the second weekend in August. Omak has been a rodeo town almost from the beginning and in it’s early days every Saturday night, settlers and Native Americans gathered from miles around. Horse races took place down a dusty Main Street and bucking horse contests were held in a crude canvas arena. Omak’s Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race has been held since 1935. The event features four rodeo performances followed by the World Famous Suicide Race, where horse and rider race down a steep embankment and cross the Okanogan River for the push to the finish line. There is also a Western Art Show held in

conjunction with the annual event. Other attractions include a carnival and midway, parades, Western dances, concession row shopping, and a genuine Native American encampment. The encampment is complete with over 100 teepees, native

dance competitions with dancers in full traditional dress, concessions and more. There are plenty of parking and camping facilities. For more information, call (509) 826-1002 or (800) 933-6625. There is fun for the whole family at the Omak Stampede. In May, there is the Paschal Sherman Indian School Sunflower Fest. This year’s Sunflower Fest is on May 27 and begins at 9 a.m. Call (509) 422-7590 for more information. The town is full of recreation options, many of them around Omak’s 72-acre East Side Park. The park includes three softball fields, the Stampede and Rodeo Arena, an Olympic size pool, two soccer fields, Babe Ruth and Little League diamonds, covered picnic area, archery range, horse shoe pits, lighted tennis courts and a basketball court. Add to this acres and acres of green lawn and a 72-site full hook-up RV park and tent area, and the possibilities for fun are many.

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ONE FOCUS. The Omak Clinic

Family Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, Eye Care, Radiology, Urgent Care, Diabetic Education, Anticoagulation, Physical Therapy and several Visiting Specialists from Wenatchee Valley Medical Center.


916 Koala • (509) 826-1800 or (800) 591-2765 Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - Noon Closed Sunday

North Valley Family Medicine


Family Medicine, Obstetrics, Anticoagulation and Women’s Health Care 17 S. Western • (509) 486-2174 Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Saturday: 9 a.m. - Noon Closed Sunday

North Valley Family Medicine


Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Women’s Health Care 1617 Main • (509) 476-3631

Photo by Deb Ritch

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Saturday & Sunday

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Okanogan celebration is on the first Saturday in June and starts off early in the morning with the Okanogan, incorporated in 1907, became Kiwanis pancake breakfast. Merthe county seat of the largest county in area c h a n t s remain open in Washington in 1914. during the celsh li a One of the highlights of the ebration and S , is a … -gen/ year for Okanogan sidewalk a w n o e ou kn ced /ok ous” County residents is vendors ofDid yan, pronoun g “rendezv in t g n the county fair held at fer temptn o a e n ow: Oka word me ernm , gov ure High/L n e the fairgrounds each ing food, ia d d a r n t I perat etail September. This year’s gifts and hes ies: r r tem c r e t in s m u ind sum : 0.62 fair is Sept. 8 through souveMain e spring/ ation it ip c g l Avera F/ 47.37 F mmer pre a Sept. 11. During fair week, nirs. ic r su Histo old 77.42 e spring/ thousands of people flock The ounty lica of an um. g C a n r se rep oga Ave to the area to find an underOkan eatures a e Hall Mu otoge h T f ir h F n n: g, p nd noga 0’s and a eatio standing of the history and untin Recr m in Oka 90 om h vehicles a 1 o r h u ly r s e culture of the area. CompetiMus of ea oms, mu off-road , s town tions are held in hundreds of west apple blos , gardens lf o y g jo , En ing categories, ranging from arts , fish raphy estivals and crafts to dog handling, with f Okanogan many prizes given to ribbon winners in Days Parade features each category. A rodeo and horse festively decorated floats, antique race are also held each year, in autos, the old-time Okanogan fire engine conjunction with the fair. spraying innocent bystanders, community The month of June is traditionally beauti- royalty, horseback drill teams and more. Muful and sunny in the Okanogan Valley, just sic performances by local groups are schedright for the Okanogan’s annual community uled throughout the day. celebration, Sunny Okanogan Days. The Washington’s best kept secret

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Other events include a fun run, lots of children’s games and activities, a kids’ pet parade and a street dance with live music. In October the town pays homage to the area’s agriculture industry with a Harvest Festival. Being the county seat, Okanogan is also the home to the historic Okanogan County Courthouse. There is also the Okanogan County Museum, which features an extensive history of the county, as well as many ‘Frank Matsura’ photographs from the famous Japanese frontier photographer who made the Okanogan his home before the turn of the last century. Beside the museum is a replica of an Old West town of the early 1900s. Outdoor displays include farm equipment and what is believed to be the Okanogan’s oldest structure, a log cabin built in 1879. The museum is located adjacent to the Legion Park, which can accommodate overnight RV parking (no hookup) for a small fee, which will facilitate seeing the museum as well as visiting the surrounding area. For more information on Okanogan, call the Okanogan Chamber of Commerce at (509) 826-5201.


Ponderosa Motor Lodge

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Winthrop - Twisp - Methow - Carlton Pateros - Brewster

Winthrop Incorporated in 1924 Population: 373 Elevation: 1760 ft Twisp Founded in 1898 Population: 897 Elevation: 1614 ft Methow Population: 60 Elevation: 1135 ft Carlton Elevation: 1440 ft Pateros Incorporated in 1913 Population: 625 Elevation: 820 ft Brewster Incorporated on April 29, 1910 Population: 2190 Elevation: 776 ft

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Winthrop / Twisp / Methow / Carlton Winthrop Winthrop is a picturesque town perched shops and visitors can enjoy classical conhigh in the Cascades and is a popular tourist certs, rhythm and blues, and old time country fiddlers in a variety of venues. Wine tasting destination. out the array Set up with an old west environment, and hot air balloons round available for year-round activities offer something for of activities visitors to everyone. The Methow Valley offers a variety Winthrop p, and is of recreations during the o r h t ‌ w o e Win 1 n r o k home to summer months. d o ou 189 The after he time, in Did y the North Fly fishing and reel d e at t nam ite was achusetts C a s fishing are available nt wh n e p n o r a erm Ben Winth r of Mass cades through public access to first p Ramsey, o e n h e t v t go ugh e James o r the Methow River. Kayab r gold hich we re of w king, hiking or horseback came The lu , three of y Waring Otto s u r d G n le t riding, bird watching and d a t se usb , an g rygin her h tion camping are all recrePear r and n restora ddevaastin e n g r a e a t W s r n e e y ation highlights of Winthrop. w aft Kathr idea of a 1893 Mrs. ilt in he Tubing, snowmobiling and t u b h e it r up w wn was snowshoeing are available to The and Loup Loup ski area offers . e fir Smokesnowboarding and downhill jumper Base. skiing areas. In 1972, when State HighDowntown Winthrop streets way 20 was nearing completion over the are lined with unique artisan


North Cascades, several business people began planning for travelers passing through the town. For more information visit

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Twisp Imagine spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains visible from nearly every Twisp window. Twisp can be considered an angler’s dream. Stream fishing, world-class fly fishing instruction and tucked away lakes exists around the valley. Twisp visitors can enjoy hiking and bike trails, rock climbing, camping and river rafting. The Methow Valley is a well-known destination for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing. The Loup Loup ski area is 13 miles away. Twisp and its sister city, Winthrop, have multiple accommodations and dining choices. During the summer Twisp and Winthrop ative host art and music festivals, rang rangw… two N ade o f o n k m ing from rhythm and blues to outu algam noise id yo an am t” and the is door classical concert to ol’ time D ” p ke “Twis w jac fiddlers. For more information visit name ning, “yello lovThe ed ”G mea g insect , m s a d n r e lly wo zin igina he sit e buz nd or ettler on t a by th r e v first s C. Glo after by H. nd by) the med a d n le t s t a a Se r (a e are OW w le” fo ET-H lived in th ersvil M s e nc 99 who ed his ronou in 18 ople ow, p Salish pe ollapsed inger mov oved h t e M ll c m terior ining A. Bo Also the In Creek m when W. w Creek. a w rn Squa w was bo , from Squ a o e h r t a e e M e into th lhous store log schoo was a


Methow is a 34-mile stretch located along SR 153. Stunning views of mountain vistas and the Methow River await travelers up Methow. More than 400 miles of back country trails for hiking, biking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing or horse back riding call Methow home. Fly fishing is especially popular along the Methow River offering trout, whitefish, and steelhead. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife maintains many public fishing accesses. In spring and early summer Methow offers fantastic white-water rafting and during the summer rafters can drift lazily down through the Methow River. Recreationland • 2011


Pateros Pateros is all about relaxing fun and spirited 153. It is a 181-acre camping park. The adventures with hiking, biking, whitewater, lake is 2 miles snowmobiling up the Methow, and fishing, long and half a mile wide and is known to swimming, boating and sightseeing on the anglers as a good location for summer Columbia. trout fishing. Alta Lake has two watercraft Pateros has several parks to give visitors launches with 60 feet of dock space. a wide variety of picnic and playground op- There is also horse back riding available tions. Take a self guided history tour along nearby, and an 18-hole g o l f c o u r s e the season. the park trail under shady trees, and visit the open during Don’t forget many places to eat along the way, or just sit Pateros in and watch the wildlife play along the the winter river banks. . . . know either as There are 8 boat docks u o y der, it is only ” Did n u w available on Lake Pateros, o o f h Met y its o the 96 b 10 short the reservoir created by d 18 way t n e t u a o r Wells Dam. With over 27 “G miles ed a e h t s a t li stab he S f r o m miles of uncrowded water n to t ros e e iv g Pate s. s ve 1, wa I to play t h e 5 e 9 e 1 L d in d the Black on. Stay in one of the 50 motel blishe Pateros e t s m e a of r, n ake Wilbu Can rooms available or pay the Alta L by the city Canfrom r s k le r e a w . z yon $10 for curbside camping with P je in a He inz, r. He ghter Alta M showers and bathrooms nearby 0 u 0 In 19 ter his da at Memorial Park. af lake Peninsula Park offers a swimming Sno-Park, and beach area. Both parks have and the beginning of playground equipment and picnickhundreds of miles of groomed ing gazebos. Each May the city host Pateros Days, snowmobiling trails. For more inforCustomer Appreciation Day and a City Wide mation on this beautiful vacation spot Yardsale. The 3rd weekend of July the com- contact Pateros Chamber of Community celebrates the Apple Pie Jamboree merce at 509-923-2571 or visit www. with 3 days of fun in the sun. Some of the highlights are a 3on3 basketball tournament, golf tournament, a 5k jog, parade, bass tournament, and kids games. There is always music and entertainment with a fireworks display out over the Columbia River to top things off. The 4th weekend of July is the Dragon Boat Races. Over 300 participants turnout to compete in timed heats to help raise money for cancer research and to carry on this 2000 year old event. August brings the annual Hydro Plane Races, September hosts a Hawk Festival and the much anticipated Steelhead run. December always has a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Alta Lake State Park is four miles outside of Pateros on the Methow Valley Highway


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in ined r” atta y a B “Rich de nearb a as m w f y amed discover n y ll a ld Origin hen a go y Nestled along the Columbia River, the w the Budweiser-Lowrance King Salmon derby ia Cit 1862 , but Virgin s a quiet town of Brewster offers excellent uster lling so takes place the first week of August. Other n r w B o s kn wa spe also city events are the Culpepper & Merri Merrifishing, numerous boat launches, docks town e the Was f the recogniz o g t in weather Circus, Bonanza Days/4th of July and river side picnic areas. Surrounded o ll n e p al s . would Celebration, Main Street Halloween Trickby apple and cherry orchards, the beauty ay Co Origin st Office ter B n o o s ds US P d it Brew of farmland and the mighty Columbia River or-Treat Parade and Christmas on The by Hu 1811 ange in h c d e d Columbia are open invitations for visitors creates an environment perfect for bird n u n, fo noga to enjoy the small town atmosphere. watching, fishing, and hiking. a k O Ft

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The Brewster Swimming Pool is open weekdays from Memorial through Labor Day and has two waterslides and two diving boards. The Columbia Cove Park offers boat launches, RV park, and river swimming area as well. Fun events and celebrations are held

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throughout the year. Brewster is fast becoming known for having one of the best Salmon fisheries in the state. The Annual

Nearby Chief Joseph Dam adds to the water sports playground. For information contact the Brewster Chamber of Commerce at (509)689-3464 or visit





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Bridgeport - Mansfield - Waterville Orondo - Lake Chelan Bridgeport Incorporated in 1910 Population: 2014 Elevation: 829 ft

Mansfield Incorporated in 1909 Population: 338 Elevation: 2262

Waterville Incorporated in 1897 Population:1175 Elevation: 2622

Orondo Elevation: 755

Lake Chelan Incorporated in 1902 Population: approximately 10,000 Elevation: Lake Elevation - 1000 ft Mountains rising above 8000 ft


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The city of Bridgeport offers four city parks, lavish shade and picnic areas. Berryman Park boasts a serene setting with expansive lawns, a barbecue area with covered picnic area, basketball court, play area, war memorial and the City’s swimming pool. T h e s w i m m i n g pool is open from Mid-June to Mid-August and is a place to splash in the cool water and enjoy the wading pool. Marina Park is a peaceful, over night campground featuring a breathtaking view, marina, boat launch, play area, restrooms, showers, gazebo and plenty of green grass for picnics and lazy days. For anglers, Bridgeport offers Rufus Woods Lake for Triploid Trout, Walleye, native Rainbow Trout, and Bass. Lake Wood has a nine-hole golf course, trails for hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.

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Bridgeport State Park is a 748-acre camping park with 7,500 feet of fresh freshwater shoreline on Rufus Woods Lake. Set directly behind Chief Joseph Dam, this lake is actually a segment of the Columbia River. The park provides 18 acres of

lawn and some shade in the midst of a desert terrain. “Haystacks,” unusual volcanic formations resembling their name, are the park’s most striking feature. In 2009, Bridgeport began the Foster Creek Improvement Project. Wood Sculptures are being created along our main entrance, offering visitors thirteen beautiful wooden statuaries. For more information about visiting Bridgeport go to



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“The Town at the End of the Rails”


Mansfield is a wheat farmer’s dream location. The long enduring history of Mansfield is recorded in the Mansfield Museum, open during “Play Days” and by appointment. It offers photographs and artifacts of the rich history of this little town. Mansfield is a proud farming community of less than 350 people that began its historic path in the late 1800’s, when the Great Northern Railroad placed tracks from Wenatchee to … ad Railro rural areas holdknow u hern t o r y o N y ing high potential, Did reat yed b he G estro t by t d il according to the u t b s lmo was nd a Town’s website. Town es, a im t d 3 The train stopped move 2,500 Was times in what is now Mans-bout a 3 f d o s ailroa lation field bringing settlers fire t the r hina, popu a a h t d C ed who were looking for 14 ha uba, eport In 19 ews r ntries of C N work and who, in turn, ld u ie d co reland ansf I sente 09, M gave Mansfield all the In 19 ees repre many and y r e lo aspects of a boom town. p G em aly, ce, It Today, the train is gone, Gree but Mansfield still thrives on its main economy of grain production. The population is considerably smaller, but the dedication to succeed is stronger than ever. Rocketeers from around the country converge on Mansfield on Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends to conduct launches. Hang glider pilots utilize the spiraling thermals and open spaces to enjoy the serene beauty of this farming community. Jameson Lake is open from the first weekend of fishing season to July 4 and for the month of October for trout fishing. Grimes Lake, located just outside Mansfield is open June 1 to Aug. 1. For more information visit

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… The small wheat farming commuknow in WA u o y town of d nity of Waterville sits high atop the e t Did a por pital incor teorite ca Big Bend Plateau overlooking the Cot s e igh me lumbia River 2,000 feet below. Nestled The h 0 ft. and 4 903 6 2 at at the base of Badger Mountain, visitors ilt in 1 on t u g b in s l wa are surrounded with breathtaking views Wash Hote toric is of wheat fields, shrub-steppe, distant H rville Wate mountain ranges and glacially scoured Seat ” ounty C hway s coulees. k Hig ugla r o a D P l a The U.S. Highway 2 (the old National Park Highation old “N ail” e h way and Yellowstone Trail), winds through t r 2 is eT U.S. ellowston the historic downtown and offering opportuY “ d an innity to dine, shop, or stretch your legs. Watercluding ville is home to the Douglas County Historical several meteorites Museum and offers a glimpse into the lives of found locally, making Waterville local pioneers; an extensive rock collection,


the meteorite capital of Washington. Summer brings festivals and fairs. The first of which is the annual Demolition Derby with racing and fireworks, always celebrated July 3rd at the fairgrounds. “Waterville Days” takes place the second weekend in July and provides food and craft vendors, entertainment, parade, fly-in, car show, quilt show and art walk. Waterville hosts the North Central Washington Fair the 4th week of August. The town bustles with activity as fair goers arrive to enjoy concerts, rodeo, exhibits and animal exhibitions. It’s always fun, food and friends at the local fair. In the winter, locals and visitors alike enjoy the family atmosphere at the Badger Mountain Ski Hill operated weekends and holidays. Waterville can truly be considered a tourist destination with numerous scenic and historic attractions nearby, or a convenient stopover halfway between Seattle and Spokane along Route 2. In addition, there is star-gazing, fishing, hiking, birding, spectacular scenery for photographers and painters, delightful driving for car and motorcycle enthusiasts and the attractive simplicity of a small town. Have some extra time? Check out the 164 mile “Ice Age Floods Geologic Trail,” self guided loop driving tour. The historic downtown bustles with restaurants, galleries and shops, like days of past. The recently restored Waterville Historic Hotel has recently been restored and once again welcomes guests. Waterville invites you to come spend a day or two and explore the Plateau.

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Lake Chelan / Orondo

on the lake, the area For generations, countless Washington best known for its full … ow n ,,” k n calendar of events. families have la u il o Ts n is “ Did y The Chelan area packed up la e h fC is well-known for their summer lling o ater” e p s e w the o Nativ g “deep t its agri-tourism, clothes and in es in nge 5 mil a mean 5 wine tasting, golf, flocked to Lake R s d in unta exten walking, hiking, Chelan. elan scade Mo h C rth Lake f the Ca o backpacking, The resort comN o the heart ay to its name mountain biking, munity is at the w e t ga nd is the al Par,k a foot of 55-mile long hang gliding and in k e Steh de Nation through” paragliding, as Lake Chelan and is a y c a Cas , “the w well as winter surrounded by rolls mean ing hills and serenity. sports with downhill skiing; and miles The Lake Chelan of snowmobile, cross-country and area offers an snowshoe trails. unparalleled variety of scenic and recreational experiences. When you are ready to sit back, relax and take in the sights, many scenic tours are While boating, fishing and water sports available by charter boat, passenger ferry have long been the most popular pastimes

and floatplane. The Stehekin Valley is located at the head of Lake Chelan and is nestled in the heart of the Cascade Mountains. As featured in National Geographic Magazine, this fjord-like setting is accessible only by boat, floatplane, by foot, or by hiking in from outside the valley. Orondo is a small community in Douglas County at the base of Pine Canyon. Douglas County is bordered on the north and west by the Columbia River. The Grand Coulee Dam marks the southeast corner of the county. The Orondo River Park provides access to the Columbia River, as do nearby Lincoln Rock State Park and Daroga State Park.



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Commercial St. (Markt Strasse) 9th St. (Alpen Strasse)

Haus Lichtenstein 905 Commercial St. (Markt Strasse) (509) 548-6175

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Osoyoos, B.C. Incoporated in 1946 Population: 4500 Elevation: 1001 ft

Oliver, B.C. Incorporated in 1946 Population: 4505 Elevation: 1017 ft


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Osoyoos / Oliver, B.C.

tive Center is a must see for anyone traveling to Osoyoos. Osoyoos and Oliver, B.C. are located In winter, nearby Baldy offers a variety of just north of the U.S. Canadian Border in downhill terrain for beginning or expert Canada's only desert region. skiers and snowboarders. Osoyoos, who recently trademarked "Can "CanOsoyoos is also ada's Warmest Welcome" as their part of Canada's logo, is just five miles Desert Wine Counn w… o north of Oroville. try and there are noga a n k k O ou y rican e d The friendly tourmany winerm i A D o the ntry t ist town has the ies with tasting E f d o share . port warmest average rooms to enjoy. lake 24-hr l a n y rnatio e t temperature in The Okanagan Valle in an oos is neighbor ut y Canada and the (Canadian o r o t s O n bow Lake America to rain ilable in warmest freshwater spelling) Vale s it m o a with and h fishing av e lake in the country. ley Spring k ice ater la rm w hing, with There are many pubWine Fesa w A is ass f lic boat launches and tival helps and b ter in the lake is accessible celebrate the w through any of four santhe area's dy public beaches. wines and is held the In addition to swimfirst week of May. The Okanagan ming, boating, jet skiing, Valley Fall Wine Festival is held the first week fishing and tanning on the b e a c h , of October. there's shopping downtown, fine restauOliver is 16 miles north of the U.S. Port of rants, golf, tennis, water slides, hiking and Entry at Oroville. It is the "Capital of Canada's horseback riding -- and that's just in the sum- Wine Country" and has many wineries with mertime. The village's biggest celebration is tasting rooms. Oliver also has the Festival Osoyoos Cherry Fiesta on July 1, the same of the Grape in early May as a kick off to the day as Canada Day. Okanagan Spring Wine Festival. In addition, On the northeast side of the lake is Can- Oliver hosts the Sprint Triatholon in June. ada's only desert area, featuring a variety The early spring, hot summers and lateof flora and fauna only found in this specific arriving fall, coupled with short, mild winters environment. Many rare species of birds, bats make Oliver a year 'round playground. The and cacti survive here. The Desert Interpre- village is a friendly place where families Playground in Canada's only desert

can come and find excellent camping, fine accommodations and a variety of shopping opportunities. Oliver also has many fine restaurants and a movie theater making it a popular destination for people from the U.S. For more information on Osoyoos and Oliver check out their combined chamber of commerce website at


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5907 Main St.. Osoyoos, B.C., Canada

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There are lots of wintertime activities available in the Okanogan including downhill and cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing. With the Methow Valley offering over 400 miles of groomed winter trails with breath taking panoramas. A great place for downhill skiing and snowboarding is the Sitzmark Ski area located on the Havillah Road about 20 miles from Tonasket. The hill has seven main runs and has been the training grounds for generations of skiers from Tonasket and Oroville. There is a chair- lift and 660 foot vertical ski run with an elevation of 4,950 feet. Runs range from easy to “expert only.” Sitzmark also offers ski rentals and there is also a day lodge where skiers can warm up with some- thing to eat and some coffee or cocoa. The Loup Loup Ski Bowl is located between Twisp and Okanogan near the summit of the Loup Loup Pass. Loup Loup has six primary runs to choose from with a 1,200 foot vertical drop. There are great tubing runs and rentals for the whole family to enjoy at Loup Loup as well. The Loup has been a countywide effort of ski enthusiasts since its inception; volunteers helped build it back in the day, the chair 52

lift was paid for through fundraising efforts, it’s one of the few nonprofit ski areas around. People who want more information on skiing opportunities on the Loup can check the website at skitheloup. com. Mount Baldy Ski Area is located north-east of Osoyoos, B.C. and is popular with skiers on both sides of the border. In addition to great ski runs there are 20 km of marked snowshoe trails and non-groomed cross-country trails, 20 km of groomed cross country ski trails for day use and a tobogganing area. Another choice for intermediate and

some of the most spectacular scenery and best skiing conditions in the Northwest. About three miles down the road from Sitzmark is the Highland Sno-Park with 21 miles of groomed trails for those who enjoy cross-country (telemark) skiing. There are many areas in the Okanogan to go sledding and tubing as well or for a great work out try snowshoeing.

advanced skiers is helicopter-assisted skiing. North Cascade Heli-Skiing, located in Mazama, has a variety of downhill and Nordic ski packages available. They offer world-class powder skiing on 300,000 square acres in the North Cascades, with Recreationland • 2011

EDEN VALLEY GUEST RANCH 31 Eden Valley Lane, Oroville

(509) 485-4002

JAMESON LAKE RESORT 580 Jameson Lake Road, Mansfield


LIARS COVE RESORT 1835-A Conconully Highway, Conconully

(509) 826-1288 (800) 830-1288

LIGHTNING PINE RV PARK 30 Lightning Pine Road, Methow


SHADY PINES RESORT 125 Fork Salmon Creek Road, Conconully

(509) 826-2287 (800) 552-2287

SPECTACLE LAKE RESORT 10 McCammon Road, Tonasket

(509) 223-3433

TONASKET EAGLES #3002 Western Avenue, Tonasket

(509) 486-2299


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CITY OF BREWSTER RV PARK 604 Bruce, Brewster



(509) 486-1191 (866) 295-4217



CANAAN GUEST RANCH 474 Cape LaBelle Road, Tonasket



509) 686-4747


BRIDGEPORT MARINA PARK 801 Jefferson Ave., Bridgeport

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(509) 486-2828

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BONAPARTE LAKE RESORT 615 Bonaparte Lake Resort, Tonasket

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KLONDIKE MOTEL 150 Clark, Republic

(509) 548-3088

NORTHERN INN 852 S. Clark, Republic

(509) 775-3555 (800) 213-2812


OMAK INN 912 Koala Drive, Omak

(509) 826-3822 (800) 204-4800


PONDEROSA MOTOR LODGE 1034 2nd Avenue, Okanogan

(509) 422-0400

PROSPECTOR INN 979 Clark Avenue, Republic

(509) 775-3361 (888) 844-6480

RED APPLE INN 20 S. Whitcomb Avenue, Tonasket

(509) 486-2119

WATERVILLE HISTORIC HOTEL 102 East Park Street, Waterville


ALTA LAKE STATE PARK: Highway 153, located four miles southwest of Pateros. Day-use and camping - April 1 through Oct. 31.
 BRIDGEPORT STATE PARK: Highway 17, Bridgeport Day-use and camping - April 1 through Oct. 31.
 CONCONULLY LAKE STATE PARK: Highway 97, 5.2 miles north of Omak. Day-use - The park is open year round for day use. Camping: April 1 through Oct. 31. CURLEW LAKE STATE PARK: Highway 21, 9.1 miles north of Republic. Day-use and camping: April 1 through Oct. 31.



















DAROGA STATE PARK: Highway 97, located 18 miles north of East Wenatchee, on the east side of the Columbia River. FORT OKANOGAN STATE PARK: Highway 17, five miles east of Brewster.Open May 7 through Sept. 1
 Day-use park only. Summer hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The interpretive center is open Wednesday through Sunday during summer. Group tours are available by appointment. For information call 509-923-2473.
 LAKE CHELAN STATE PARK: Highway 971, nine miles west of Chelan. Day-use and camping.


Winter: Closed Nov. 1, reopens March 4. LINCOLN ROCK STATE PARK: Highway 97, seven miles north of East Wenatchee on the east side of the Columbia River. Day-use and camping from March through Oct.31. OSOYOOS LAKE VETERAN’S STATE PARK: One half mile north of Oroville. Day-use and camping from March 26 through Nov. 1. During winter, RV campers may park in the picnic area parking lot. PEARRYGIN LAKE STATE PA R K : H i g h w a y 2 0 , t o Winthrop. Day-use and camping April 1 thru Oct. 31.


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COMSTOCK MOTEL 110 N. Main, Conconully



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CAMARAY MOTEL 1320 Main Street, Oroville




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APPLE AVENUE MOTEL 16 Hwy 97, Brewster

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SR 155, located on Banks Lake 11 miles south of Electric City, and 16 miles north of Coulee City. Day-use and camping yearround. SUNLAKE-DRY FALLS STATE PARK: Hwy. 17, located seven miles southwest of Coulee City. Day-use and camping yearround.
 25 MILE CREEK STATE PARK: South Lakeshore Road, 19.5 miles west of Chelan. Day-use and camping March 31 thru Oct. 1.
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ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES Now and Then Antiques & Collectibles (509) 486-4366 See ad Page 22 Riverside Grocery (509) 826-2049 See ad Page 27 The Old Creamery (509) 486-2460 See ad Page 22 ATM/BANKS Coulee Dam Credit Union 106 State Hwy. 97, Brewster Coulee Dam Credit Union 1130 Columbia Ave., Bridgeport

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Boesel Construction Inc. Brewster (509) 689-3376 See ad page 43

Java Junkie (509) 476-3893 See ad Page 11

Brewster Marketplace/Subway (509) 689-3404 See ad Page 44

BTO Construction Pateros (509) 923-2802 See ad page 43

Lone Pine Fruit & Espresso Orondo (509) 682-1514 See ad Page 49

Curlew Store (509) 779-4825 See ad Page 25

Grovers Building Supply Brewster (509) 689-2553 See ad Page 40

Rooster’s (509) 486-1406 See ad Page 22

Grant’s Market (509) 486-2127 See ad Page 21

Hungry Mountain Construction Methow (509) 923-1907 See ad Page 47

FLORIST Bayless Trustworthy Hardware Mansfield (509) 683-1234 See ad Page 47

M & R Supermarket Bridgeport (509) 686-4151 See ad Page 46

CAR WASH Community Car Wash (509) 476-3902 See ad Page 8

Brewster Marketplace/Subway (509) 689-3404 See ad Page 40

CLOTHING Fashion For Twelve Chelan (509) 682-3183 See ad Page 49

FRUIT STAND Lone Pine Fruit & Espresso Orondo (509) 682-1514 See ad page 49

Tagg’s Rags (509) 775-3354 See ad Page 45

Paws Produce (509) 560-0148 See ad Page 11

AUTOMOTIVE/PARTS Brewster Car Care (509)0689-2216 See ad Page 42

CLUBS Tonasket Eagles #3002 (509) 486-2299 See ad Page 21

Taber’s Taste of Summer/ Copper Mountain Vineyard (509) 476-2762 See ad Page 9, 11

CJ’s Auto Parts Bridgeport (509) 686-6302 See page 45

COMMUNITY CENTER Tonasket Community Cultural Center (509) 486-1328 See ad Page 21

FURNITURE Webster Furniture Brewster (509) 689-2131 See ad Page 43

Wells Fargo Bank 112 N. 7tth Street, Brewster ATTORNEYS Thomas Benner Brewster (509) 689-3471 See ad page 42

Les Schwab Brewster (509) 689-3215 See ad page 43 Rio Auto Parts Brewster (509) 689-2429 See ad page 42 Shulls Towing Brewster (509) 689-2292 See ad page 42 BAKERY SweetRiver Bakery Pateros (509) 923-2151 See ad Page 40 BREWERY Alpine Brewing Company (509) 476-9662 See ad Page 6 Twisp River Pub (509) 997-6822 See ad page 36 BUILDING SUPPLIES/ CONSTRUCTION Blue Water Sanitation Brewster (509) 689-0373 See ad page 43 Recreationland • 2011

CONVENIENCE STORE/GAS STATION 76 Quick Mart (509) 476-2161 See ad Page 8 Loomis Kwik Stop (509) 223-3126 See ad Page 16 DRUG STORES Brewster Drug (509) 689-2421 See ad page 40 Gross Drug Bridgeport (509) 686-5191 See ad page 46 DEMOLITION DERBY Tonasket Comancheros (509) 486-4297 See ad Page 19 ESPRESSO Java Joy’s Espresso (509) 775-2025 See ad Page 26

GAS AND SERVICE STATION Dale’s Service Station (509) 476-2502 See ad Page 7 GIFTS Hidden Treasures (509) 486-4496 See ad Page 22 GOLF Lake Woods Golf Club Bridgeport (509) 686-5721 See ad Page 45 Oroville Golf Club (509) 476-2390 See ad Page 8 GROCERIES Al’s IGA (509) 486-2183 See ad Page 21 Anderson’s Grocery (509) 775-3378 See ad Page 26

Mansfield Mercantile (509) 683-1011 See ad Page 47 Prince’s Center (509) 476-3651 See ad Page 7 GUEST RANCH Canaan Guest Ranch (866) 295-4217 See ad Page 14 Eden Valley Guest Ranch (509) 485-4002 See ad Page 6, 10, 16, 22, 51 HARDWARE Ag Supply/Ace Hardware Brewster (509)689-2423 1-800-399-2423 See ad Page 42 Bayless Trustworthy Hardware Mansfield (509) 683-1234 See ad Page 47 Lee Frank’s Mercantile (509) 486-2105 See ad Page 21 Omak Ace Hardware (509) 826-2151 See ad Page 28 Prince’s Center (509) 476-3651 See ad Page 7 HEALTH CARE Brewster Medical Center (509) 689-2525 See ad Page 43 Caribou Trail Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Brewster or Omak (509) 689-4000 See ad Page 28


B usiness & S ervice Main Street Health Association Brewster (509) 689-8900 See ad Page 43

Okanogan County Tourism (888) 431-3080 See ad Page 60

Klondike Motel (509) 775-3555 See ad Page 25

North Valley Family Medicine Oroville: (509) 476-3631 Tonasket (509) 486-2174 See ad page 31

Omak Chamber of Commerce (509) 826-0390 See ad Page 32

Liars Cove Resort (509) 826-1288 See ad Page 26

Oroville Chamber of Commerce (509) 476-2739 See ad Page 11

Lightning Pine RV Park Methow (509) 923-2572 See ads Pages 37

Pateros Chamber of Commerce (509) 923-2571 See ad Page 38

Northern Inn (509) 775-3555 See ad Page 24

North Valley Hospital (509) 486-2151 (877) 542-2877 Tonasket Clinic (509) 486-3107 See ad page 31 Oroville Clinic (509) 476-3911 See ad page 31 Omak Clinic (509) 826-1800 See ad page 31 Optical Outfitters (509) 826-7919 Wenatchee Valley Medical Clinic (509) 826-7919 See ad Page 31

Tonasket Chamber of Commerce (509) 486-4543 See ad Page 20 Waterville Chamber of Commerce (509) 745-8695 See ad Page 48 INSURANCE Thomsen Insurance Waterville (509) 632-5561, (509) 745-8842 See ad Page 48

HEALTH FOODS Tonasket Natural Foods (509) 486-4188 See ad Page 22

VIP Insurance Agency Brewster (509) 689-0904 See ad Page 43

HORSEBACK RIDING Wannacut Lake Trail Rides (509) 476-2918 See ad Page 7

JEWELRY Jewelry by Sandie (509) 826-7161 See ad Page 27

INFORMATION Brewster Chamber of Commerce (509) 689-3464

LANDSCAPING North Cascade Landscaping Brewster (509) 689-5048 See ad page 42

City of Bridgeport (509) 686-4747

LAUNDROMAT Nell’s Cafe Bridgeport (509) 686-3901 See ad Page 57

Conconully Chamber of Commerce (509) 826-9050 See ad Page 29 Destination Osoyoos (250) 495-5070 See ad Page 51 Okanogan Chamber of Commerce (509) 826-5201 See ad page 32 56

LODGING Apple Avenue Motel Brewster (509) 689-3000 See ad page 43 Camaray Motel (509) 486-3684 See ad Page 7 Comstock Motel (509) 826-1272 See ad Page 28

Omak Inn (509) 826-3822 See ad Page 31 Ponderosa Motor Lodge (509) 422-0400 See ad Page 34 Prospector Inn (509) 775-3361 See ad Page 24 Red Apple Inn (509) 486-2119 See ad Page 21

Omak Stampede Aug. 11-14 See Ad Page 60 Riverfest Riverside, Wash. Aug. 6, 2011 See ad Page 26 PHARMACY Oroville Pharmacy (509) 476-3411 See ad Page 8 Roy’s Pharmacy (509) 486-2149 See ad Page 21 PUBLISHING NCW Media, Inc. Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune (509) 476-3602 or (866) 773-7818 Quad City Herald (509) 689-2507 or (866) 833-0873 See ad Page 2 REAL ESTATE Chelan Cedar Homes (509) 682-978 See ad page 49

Waterville Historic Hotel, (509) 745-8695 See ad Page 48

Hilltop Realty (509) 486-2138 See ad Page 22

MUSEUMS Kettle River History Club (509) 779-4963

Silver Spur Brewster (253) 383-4055 See page 59

Molson Museum (509) 485-3292 See ad Page 11

Sun Lakes Realty (509) 476-2121 See ad Page 7

Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society & Depot Museum (509) 476-2476 See ad Page 11

Windermere Real Estate Oroville (509) 476-3378

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Can Am Apple Cup Hydroplane Races Deep Bay Park – Oroville, Aug. 13-14, 2011 See ad Page 7 Ferry County Fair Labor Day Weekend See Ad Page 24

RECREATION Jameson Lake Resort Mansfield (509) 683-1929 See ad page 47 Loup Loup Ski Area (509)557-3402 See page 52 Rufus Woods Lake U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Bridgeport (509) 686-3546 See ad page 45

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B usiness & S ervice RESORTS Bonaparte Lake Resort (509) 486-2828 See ad Page 15 Liars Cove Resort (509) 826-1288 See ad Page 29 Shady Pines Resort (509) 826-2287 See ad Page 29 Spectacle Lake Resort (509) 223-3433 See ad Page 16 RESTAURANTS Camperos Mexican Restaurant (509) 689-2183 See ad page 42 Campo Marina (250) 495-7650 See ad Page 51 El Petate Bridgeport (509) 686-0408 See ad page 46

Hometown Pizza (509) 476-2410 See ad Page 7

Twisp River Pub (509) 997-6822 See ad page 36

Kodi’s Bar & Grill Pateros (509) 923-9767 See ad page 38

Wauconda Store & Café (509) 486-4044 See ad Page 14

Lucky D’s (509) 826-2573 See ad Page 28

RESTAURANTS AND BARS Chesaw Tavern (509) 485-2102 See ad Page 13

Los Cantaritos Pateros (509)587-3350 See ad page 42 Nell’s Cafe Bridgeport (509) 686-3901 See ad page 46 Showhouse Pizza (509)775-2025 See ad Page 26 Trino’s Mexican Restaurant (509) 476-9151 See ad Page 6

Sully’s @ Loomis (509) 223-3020 See ad Page 16 RODEO CLUB Chesaw Rodeo Club (509) 485-3041 Chesaw Rodeo - July 4, 20 See ad Page 13

TAVERN The Shop Tavern (509) 476-2581 See ad Page 11 WINERY Copper Mountain Vineyard (509) 476-2762 See ad Pages 9,11 Esther Bricques Winery & Vineyard (509) 476-2861 See ad Pages 9,10 Lake Crest Winery (509) 476-2347 See ad Pages 9,10 Okanogan Estate & Vineyards (509) 476-3646 See ad Pages 9,10

Tonasket Comancheros (509) 486-4297 See ad Page 19

E vents C alendar Conconully

April 30: Trout Derby May 28-29: Arts and Crafts Festival June 18: Cowboy Caviar Fete July 2: Independence Celebration and Car Show August 5-6: Town-Wide Yard Sale 5-6: Miner’s Days 20: Grubstake Open Golf Tournament (Okanogan Valley Golf Club) One week prior to Labor Day: Country Music Fest September 24: Stew and Brew October 16: Opening Day Holiday Bazaar


April Fishing Season Opener 30: Vintage Faire May 6-8, 13-15: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Omak Performing Arts Center Recreationland • 2011

6-8: Friendly OK Car Show, Swap Meet and Flea Market Relay for Life Okanogan County Junior Rodeo Washington State Horseman’s Competition June Farmer’s Market opens (through October) 4: Paint the Town Art Show July 22: Paint the Town Art Show August 10-14: Western and Native Art Show 11-14: Omak Stampede & World Famous Suicide Race 26-28: Mountain Man Rendezvous September 8-11: Okanogan County Fair Hunting Season Opens Inland NW Football League AllStar Game


May 7: Steppin’ Out Fashion Show & Luncheon 14: 77th Annual May Festival 14: Chamber Barbecue

21: 9th Annual Fun For the Border July 4: Fireworks at Deep Bay Park 22-23: Annual Heritage & Airport Days 30: Taste of Oroville Wine Festival August 4-6: Tumble Weed Film Festival 13-14: Can-Am Hydroplane Races

Riverside August 6: Riverfest


April 15-16: 4D Barrel Racing 16-17: Tonasket Jr. Rodeo May 7: Consignment Auction at Rodeo Ground June 2: Kids Nite and BBQ at Rodeo Grounds 3: Jeremy Ives Bull Riding 4: Bull Riding 3-4: Founders Day Celebration 18: Father’s Day Car Show & Barbecue

19: Father’s Day Fly-In July 8 & 22: Live Outdoor Music at History Park August 5: Live Outdoor Music at History Park 5: Junior Bulls & Barrels 26-27: Garlic Festival & Wine Tasting September 4: Demolition Derby October TBA- Okanogan Family Faire

Okanogan Highlands

February 19: Ice Fishing Festival May Molson Schoolhouse Museum is open (Memorial Weekend through September 5) June 18: Molson Mid-Summer Festival July 4: Chesaw Family Rodeo August 27: Chesaw Hot August Nights



June Flag Day Celebration and Picnic July 16: Fabulous 50’s Sock Hop & Car Show

Republic/Ferry County

April 8: Curlew Civic Club April Bingo games 30: Dirt Track Racing - Eagle Track Raceway May 6: Curlew Civic Club May Bingo games 7: Community Yard Sale - Malo Grange 28: Dirt Track Racing - Eagle Track Raceway 29-30: Memorial Weekend Breakfast - Republic Fire Hall Stonerose Interpretive Center Opens - Republic June-Sept.: Ansorge Car Museum Opens 3: Barrel Derby Celebration Curlew 10-11: Prospector Days Republic 9th Annual Ansorge Artists’ Affaire Dirt Track Racing - Eagle Track Raceway Republic Motorcycle Rally July 2: Dirt Track Racing - Eagle Track Raceway 4: Fireworks and Lighted Boat Parade - Curlew Lake 29-31: Ferry County BackCountry Horsemen Steak Ride August 6: Mountain Music Festival 26-28: Wings Over Republic FlyIn September 10: Dirt Track Racing - Eagle Trace Raceway 10: Harvest Market & Community Yard Sale - Malo Grange 30: Ansorge Car Museum Closes Labor Day Weekend: Ferry County Fair Swan Lake Mountain Bike Festival October 31: Stonerose Interpretive Center Closes Curlew’s Annual Duck Derby Fishing Season Ends


June 3: Graduation June 10-13: Circus June 18-19: Anderson Small Engine Show 58

July 4: Bonanza Days and Fireworks August 4-7:Salmon Derby October 31: Halloween Parade December 5-20: Santa / Christmas on the Columbia



April 9 - Oct. 29: Methow Valley Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays

May 9: Chamber Banquet 16-20: City Clean up 20-22: All City Yard Sales 21: Customer Appreciation and Safety Day June 24-25: David Thompson Columbia Canoe Brigade July 15-17: 64th Apple Pie Jamboree/ Jet Ski Races July 23: 4th Dragon Boat Races August 27-28: Hydro Races September 24-25: Hawk Festival October 15: Harvest Festival December 15: Santa / Christmas at the Confluence


April 15: Soul Street Dance 30: Backcountry Horsemen Spring Ride May 2: Ride To Rendezvous 6-8: Winthrop 49er Days 28: Mazama 1K, 5K & 10K Run/ Breakfast 28: Methow Valley Rodeo 29: Winthrop Market June 10: Winthrop Wine Festival July 4: Methow Arts Festival 15: Winthrop R & B Festival 21: Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival 29: Tumbleweed Run Motorcycle Rally August 27: Cutthroat Classic Trail Run 27: NC Oldtime Fiddlers Contest September 2011 3: Methow Valley Rodeo 5: Duck Race 9: Winthrop Auto Rallye 17: Winthrop Chamber Golf Tournament 23: Winthrop Barn Square Dance 30: Fall Bike & Film Festival November 12: 24th Annual Holiday Gift Show & Sale

May - August Farmers MarketJuly 4: Methow Arts Festival 4: Annual 4th of July parade December Bazaar and Mistletoe Madness



May 28: Graduation May 28-29: Rocket Launches June 10-13: Mansfield Playdays July 4:Town Celebration and Fireworks September 3-5: Rocket Launches October 1-2:A nnual Lions Club Auction & Bazaar


April 23: Eagles Easter Egg Hunt June 3: Graduation June 4: Bpt Play Dazes Dec 3rd:Town Christmas Tree Lighting


July 3: Demolition Derby and Fireworks 8-9: Waterville Days August 25 - 28: NCW District Fair and Rodeo December Community Tree Lighting


August 2: Apple Capital Duathon and Triathalon, Daroga State Park

Lake Chelan

May 13-14: Manson Apple Blossom Festival 20: Lake Chelan Lion’s Club Annual Golf Tournament 26: Chelan Valley Memorial Parade June 3-4: CruiZin Chelan 2011 4: Wally Peterson Memorial Fly-In Show 25: Chelan Century Challenge 25: Chelan Cycle de VineJuly

3 -8: Chelan Cross-Country Classic 4: Manson’s 4th of July Celebration 8 -16: Lake Chelan Bach Fest 9: Lake Chelan Poker Run 16-17: Chelan Man Multisport Weekend August 18-22: LC Fine Arts Festival 20 -21: Lake Chelan Slam ‘N Jam 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament 20: Rotary Salmon BBQ September 9-10: Fall in Lake Chelan Car Show & Cruise 10-11: Sailing Regatta 17-18: Fly & Bike 24 -25: 2011 Chelan Hydrofest October 1-2: Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat Event 1-2: R/C Unlimiteds 15: Chelan Chase 29-30: 19th Annual Halloween Women’s Fly-in November 11: Veteran’s Day parade 25: Chelan Tree Lighting and Fireworks 26: Santa’s Arrival, Manson Winterfest December Small Town Christmas in Historic Chelan January 2012 13 -15: Winterfest, Fire & Ice February 2012 12-19 Red Wine and Chocolate 18 -19: TraX Winter Blast March 2012 17: Wayne Kelly Memorial Top Dog Parade

Osoyoos, B.C.

May 23: Easter Eggstravaganza June 8: Okanagan Spring Wine Festival 19-23: Meadowlark Festival 29: Half Corked Marathon June 9-12: 3rd Annual Celebrity Wine Festival July 1: Canada Day/Cherry Fiesta 10: Desert Half Iron Triathlon 22: Home Hardware Street Dance Aug. 7: Mount Kobau Star Party August 5-7: Osoyoos Lake Lions Country/ Bluegrass Festival 12: Home Hardware Street Dance

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