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Recreationland Your Free Guide to North Central Washington and South Okanagan, BC

A supplement to the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune Visit us online:


…stay awhile and see what we have to offer!


elcome 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. The area abounds with ghost towns, historical landmarks, abandoned (and active) mines, camping, fishing, hunting, boating, 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 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 wide-open 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, since the plateau is good for that sort of unusual recreation. The Columbia, Methow and Okanogan rivers 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 try the Similkameen River Trail on the old Great Northern Railway bed and the Whistler Canyon Trails near Oroville. 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.

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WHAT’S INSIDE Welcome ............................................................................... 2 County Maps ........................................................................ 4 OKANOGAN COUNTY Oroville ................................................................................. 7 Okanogan Highlands .......................................................... 12 Molson, Chesaw, Havillah, Bonaparte, Wauconda, Aeneas Valley

Tonasket ............................................................................. 14 Loomis ................................................................................ 17 Riverside............................................................................. 18 Omak/Okanogan ................................................................ 19 Conconully .......................................................................... 22 Brewster/Pateros/Bridgeport ............................................ 23 FERRY COUNTY Republic/Curlew ................................................................. 26 DOUGLAS COUNTY Waterville/Mansfield .......................................................... 28 Okanogan/Douglas/Ferry County Map ............................. 29 LODGING ........................................................................... 30 SOUTH OKANAGAN, CANADA Osoyoos/Oliver .................................................................. 31 1420 Main Street, PO Box 250, Oroville, WA 98844 Office: 509-476-3602 Toll Free: 866-773-7818 Circulation / Subscribe: 888-838-3000 Publlsher: Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, Black Press Advertising Sales: Charlene Helm Design & Production: Kirk Myltoft Contributing Writers/Photograpers: Gary DeVon, Brent Baker, Charlene Helm, Ruth Keys, Tim Patrick Photography, Ferry County View, Abby Gardner, Valerie Hester, Terry Mills / Reflection Photography, Charles Rosenow, Tonasket Comancheros / Ashley Fox, Liar’s Cove Resort, Wauconda Hall, Betty Hart, Mary Curtis, Pauline Waits Recreationland 2012 is a special annual publication of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune. All material herein is protected under copyright law and may be reprinted only with permission in writing from the Publisher. Printed in the USA.









Gateway to Fun & Relaxation



roville is four miles south of the Canadian border and the nearby 24-hour Port of Entry, the busiest in Eastern Washington. The town lies 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 as the birthplace of Washington’s apple industry. Oroville has five award-winning wineries and boasts a fine German-style microbrewery. May Festival is the second Saturday in May and the Old Depot Museum and Visitor Center open that day as well. Tourism and recreation take advantage of the area’s natural beauty with mountains, lakes and two rivers. Two very fine city parks are situated on Lake Osoyoos – Oroville’s Veteran’s Memorial Park is located at the north end of town. The park offers a boat-launch, as does Deep Bay Park about one and a half miles north of the city limits. Osoyoos Lake offers swimming, boating, sailing, water and jet skiing and first-class fishing. Or you can just sit on the beach and relax. From the lake you can paddle your canoe or kayak south down the Okanogan River and stop by Oroville’s Riverfront Park. Oroville Heritage Day and Airport Day, the Toast of Oroville Wine Festival and the Tumble Weed Film festival all take place in the summer. There is golfing at the Oroville Golf Club, its nine-hole course is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging small courses in the state. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are available on the Similkameen River Trail on the old Great Northern Railroad route, which starts at the trailhead on the west side of town, passes a working vineyard, crosses a steel trestle bridge and continues along the historic railroad bed. For more information visit

Your Full Service Mini-Marts! OROVILLE

Quick Stop

2208 Juniper St., Oroville (Across from Prince’s)

509-476-9999 z Fuel

/ Snacks Store z Ice Cream z Convenience

z Cold

Drinks Sandwiches z Hot Food / Pizza z Fresh

Quik - Mart 1501 Main St., Oroville 509-476-2161

Visit our Brewery, and try our freshly brewed

German Beers! Call for Tours Phone: 509-476-9662 821 14th Avenue, Oroville, WA




Clean - Comfortable - Convenient




1300 Main Street, Oroville, WA 98844

z Outdoor Pool z Cable TV z Wireless Internet z Guest Computer z Microwave & Fridge in Rooms

Video, Books & Gifts Greeting Cards Fax & Copy Service Internet

Essential Oils Incense Crystals

Fax: 509-476-3633

Store: 509-476-3900

Racing starts at 9:30 a.m.

Deep Bay Park on Lake Osoyoos

Limited Inboard Hydros, Flatbottoms & Outboard Performance Crafts „ Concessions „ Shriners Shuttle Service from Race to town to enjoy „ Music Oroville’s Heritage and „ Vendors Airport Days! *Artist *Knife Dealer Parking will be *Wooden Bear Maker limited at the Park so come EARLY! *Food & Drinks

z Guest Laundry z In-room Coffee z Kitchenettes Available z Non-Smoking Rooms z Pets

1320 Main St., Oroville, WA z 509-476-3684

CAN-AM APPLE CUP 2012 July 21st & 22nd


Enjoy Indoor & Outdoor Dining z Tue. - Sat.

Hometown Pizza & Pasta Pizza z Pasta z Steaks z Subs Appetizers z Wines z Desserts

Lunch & Dinner Specials!

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1315 Main, Oroville Ph. (509) 476-2410

Join us in 2012 for

78th Annual May Day Celebration, May 12th. Heritage & Airport Days, July 20-21.

Our Museums

The McDonald Cabin & The Old Depot

Now hosting the Oroville Visitor Information Center 1210 Ironwood Oroville, WA 98844

509-476-2739 Email: Website: Help celebrate Oroville’s unique history by joining us for Airport & Heritage Days on July 20 & 21.

Old Depot Museum Open May 1 - Sept. 15 Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 8

Breakfast at the Airport, Fly-in, plane rides, Antique Tractor Show, Pulls & Races, Arts and Crafts, Yard Sales, Farmer’s Market, Art in the Park, Music Stage, Can-Am Boat Races and much, much more! For more information: 509-476-2476 RECREATIONLAND 2012


Copper Mountain Vineyards

Tasting Room Open: Daily 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. or by appointment 509-476-2762 z 509-322-0011

Located in Taber’s Fruit Barn 33345 Hwy 97, Oroville

EstherBric c ues u Winery 509-476-2861


Tastings Tours Sales RV parking

Finely crafted Wines from the North Okanogan Valley Social Eves Open Thursdays @ 6 pm


Summer Hours 1 to 6 pm or by appointment

42 Swanson Mill Road, Oroville,WA

7JTJU Chamber of Commerce


OROVILLE On US 97 five miles south of Canada

2012 Calendar of Events May 12..........78th Annual May Festival May 12..........Chamber BBQ (over 600 served) May 19..........Four Wineries Barrel Tasting May 19..........Run for the Border Motorcycle Rally June 16.........Molson Midsummer Festival July 4............Chesaw 4th of July Rodeo July 4............Fireworks at Deep Bay Park July 20-21.....Oroville Heritage Days July 21..........Dorothy Scott Fly-In July 21-22.....CAN AM Hydro Races Aug 4...........Toast of Oroville Wine Festival Aug 2-4.........Tumbleweed Film Festival Aug 25..........Chesaw’s Hot August Nights Oct 31...........Business Trick or Treat & Costume Contest Dec 1.............Christmas Tree Lighting & Caroling Feb. 16..........9th Annual NW Ice Fishing Festival (2013) RECREATIONLAND 2012

Visitor Information Center & Depot Museum Toll Free: 1-888-699-5659 9



Mexican Restaurant

Come and enjoy our famous Margaritas and Authentic Mexican Cuisine!! Open 6 days a week: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays)

1918 Main St., Oroville 509-476-9151

Come check us out

Oroville GOLF CLUB


"Come visit our World Famous Groundhogs"

z Open Daily z

Vivian Taylor - Owner Mike Christoff - Personal Trainer

Tee Times Required Power Carts Available!

Your Local Gym!

811 Appleway, Oroville, WA

Ph. 509-476-3900


OGLE Chapman April 27, 28 & 29 Ground Hog Open August 17, 18 & 19

Phone: 509-476-2390 2 mi. W. of Oroville on Nighthawk Rd.

OROVILLE PHARMACY “Your RX Specialist” Hallmark & Leanin’ Tree Cards Your Local AT&T Cell Phone Dealer Frames z Unique gifts z Books on order z Webkinz Russ Plush Stuffed Animals z Marbles z Much More!

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OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday - Saturday Oroville, Washington 509-476-3651 RECREATIONLAND 2012

Wines of the Okanogan Valley



Copper Mountain 1. Copper Mountain Vineyards Vineyards

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

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

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

Winery & Vineyard

2. Esther Bricques Winery & Vineyard 42 Swanson Mill Rd. Oroville, WA 98844 509-476-2861

Summer Wine Tasting 1 to 6 p.m. Daily or by appointment

3. Okanogan Estate & Vineyards 1205 Main St. / Hwy 97 Oroville, WA 98844 509-476-2736

Open Year Round


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Aeneas Valley, Bonaparte, Chesaw, Havillah, Molson and Wauconda



here are many small communities in the Okanogan Highlands that are enjoyed both for their recreational opportunities as well as their history and culture. Fishing and camping number among the many recreation possibilities around the Aeneas Valley area. There are several small lakes located along Aeneas Valley Road Round, Long and El lakes. Crawfish and Lyman lakes are not far away either. The community of Wauconda, 24 miles east of Tonasket, is centered along Highway 20 like an oasis, inviting and colorful after the vast miles of ranches and rolling hills that surround it. There is a tiny U.S. Post Office, grocery store and café that harkens back to a simpler time. It’s only a short drive to Lost, Beaver and Beth lakes, which offer some of the areas best fishing and camping opportunities. Chesaw is an old gold mining town, was named for Chinese miner Joe Che Saw and is 21.5 miles east of Oroville. The town has a general store with gas pumps, tavern and art gallery. Each year the family-oriented July 4th Rodeo is held. In August, the town invites people to participate in one of the many activities planned around the “Hot August Nights” celebration. Molson was initially financed by John W. Molson of Canadian brewing and banking fame. The three-story brick schoolhouse is now the Molson School Museum. It houses artifacts and a souvenir shop. Many exhibits reflect the area’s mining and farming past and other facets of rural life. Today, the original townsite is a ghost town and is the Old Molson Outdoor Museum with a variety of early day town buildings and agricultural equipment.

70th Annual


The Heart of Wauconda


Tue., July 3

EST 1898

Music by

Country Western BanD



9:00 p.m - 1:00 a.m.

$5 admission to Rodeo & Dance z 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 CHESAW RODEO CLUB 12

Wauconda Cafe4UPSF Open 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year!

We offer homemade cooking, everything is made to order. „ Daily Specials „ Full Service Menu „ Groceries & Fuel „ Ice, Beer & Wine „ Flag Day: Sun., June 10, 2012 „ Wauconda Car Show & Sock Hop: Sat., July 21, 2012 „ Tobacco Products „ Wifi available 2360 Hwy 20, Wauconda, WA 509-486-4044 (HOGG)




Rustic Log Cabin Hospitality!

“Four Star Grub in a One Horse Town” z z z z

Serving Lunch and Dinner Come try Our Famous 1/3 lb Top Sirloin Hamburger Beautiful Scenery & Wildlife for Hiking, Camping, Fishing Home of the Chesaw Rodeo! Located on Main St. Chesaw — As the Crow Flies S. of Rock Creek

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

Molson School Museum Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend Through Labor Day


Memories of a Lifetime!

Ph. 509-486-2828

Lake Resort & Restaurant zShowers zPaddle

Boats Hookups zFishing/Hunting zHiking/Relaxation zCabins w/Kitchens zTrailer

For information: 509-485-3292

Old Molson Outdoor Museum Open daily April through November 615 Bonaparte LK. Rd., Tonasket



z Bait

/ Tackle / Ammo Supplies z Hunting & Fishing Lic. Downtown z Sporting Equipment Tonasket z Reloading z Camping

Lee Frank Mercantile We have what you need to get a job done.

z Equipment Rental z Hardware / Paint z Farm, Ranch z Appliances

& Garden


324 S. Whitcomb, Tonasket

Count on us for all your prescription needs! ROY’S PHARMACY

Known for its friendly service & unique gift items RX Billing for Numerous Insurances. 318 S. Whitcomb, Tonasket Phone: 509-486-2149 z Fax: 509-486-2196 RECREATIONLAND 2012


~ FREE Wi-Fi

Freshest Lunch in Town! PH. 509-486-4188 Tonasket

Community Cultural Center Proud promoter of Okanogan River

August 24 & 25

Enjoy fabulous food, local artists and vendors, and great local entertainment.

Garlic&Festival Wine Tasting

411 Western Ave. Tonasket, WA.

Ph. 486-1328



All roads lead to Tonasket


onasket, named for Chief Tonasket of the Okanogan Tribe, 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. Surrounded by the Many Lakes Recreation Area famous for its fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing, the town hosts several annual events. Among these are the Founder’s Day Parade and Rodeo, Father’s Day Fly-in, Okanogan River Garlic Festival, Demo Derby and summer music in the park. Tonasket is intersected by state Highways 97 and 20. Highway 97, an international roadway, links the town with Canada to the north, and California on the extreme south. Highway 20 is an east/west route from the Pacific Coast via the North Cascades Highway, to Republic and Spokane. For more information visit




$PMMFDUJCMFT „ New & Used Furniture „ Glassware/Gifts „ Unique Treasures „ Jewelry „ Sports Memorabilia „ Much More!

Ph. 509-486-2460 224 S. Whitcomb Ave., Tonasket 14




A Land for All Seasons!

Chamber of Commerce

AMENITIES... z Friendly People z Excellent Schools z Bus. Resource Center z Airport z Motels / RV Parks z Banks z Attorneys z City Parks

z Specialty & Antique Shops z Dining z Public Fishing & Boating z Forest Service z Library z Guest Ranches z Real Estate z Game Reserve

z Skiing / Resorts z Civic Organizations z Hospital / Medical Clinics z VA Clinic z Assisted Living z Rehabilitation Clinics z Extended Healthcare z Dental / Vision Clinics PO Box 523, Tonasket, WA 98855 509-486-4543 Email: RECREATIONLAND 2012

Vacation Destination 15


DEMOLITION DERBY Sun., Sept. 2 at 1:00pm

Located ¼ mile North of Tonasket on Hwy 97


$2000.00 Guaranteed added money 5 Heats, Powder Puff & Mechanics

Norma Jean Hart


Something for Everyone!

z Concessions 10am at Grounds z Beer Garden z Admission: $9 for Adults,

$5 for children, 6-12, 5 & under Free

For more Information call 509-486-2398 or 486-4118

Entry forms and rules can be picked up at Napa Stores: Omak, Okanogan, Oroville and Tonasket. Les Schwab: Omak and Oroville Superior Auto: Tonasket Sponsored by the Tonasket Comancheros

77 th To nas ket

Founders Day


Greeting Cards z Yankee Candles Books and Gifts z Antiques & Collectibles

Tonasket Comancheros

June 1st & 2nd, 2012

Queen Cortney Ingle

7:00 p.m. - Jeremy Ives Memorial Open Bull Riding z $9000 Added Purse - 100% Payback z 30 Riders Each Night - Bull Riders z 10 Saddle Bronc each day $2000 Purse z 10 Ladies Barrels each day $500 Purse z 6 Junior Barrels z 10 Jackpot Team Roping each day Admission: $10 Adults, $5 6-12, 5 & under FREE.

SATURDAY, June 2nd

7:00 a.m....11:00 a.m. Cowboy Breakfast at the Rodeo Grounds TONASKET RODEO GROUNDS - BIG BEND & FLYING 5 RODEO CO. Pre-paid entry fee $150 cash, money order or cashiers check payable to Tonasket Comancheros, PO Box 169, Tonasket, WA. 98855 Entry Open: May 1st 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entries Close: May 31st Information: 509-486-1150

Food, Camping & Beer Garden Available

April 21 & 22: Tonasket Jr. Rodeo at Tonasket Arena May 5: Consignment Auction May 6: Ranch Rodeo May 31: Kids Games and BBQ at Tonasket Arena June 1 & 2: Tonasket Founders Day Rodeo / Events June 16: North Country Car Club Car Show at Tonasket Arena June 17: Fathers Day Fly-In July 14: Truck / Tractor Pulls at Tonasket Arena August 2 & 3: Bulls and Barrels / Roping Event at Tonasket Arena September 2: Demolition Derby Tonasket Arena October 6: Ranch Rodeo October 13: Horse Tryouts for Queen Competition at Tonasket Arena October 13: Queen Coronation 2013. Tonasket Eagles (members & guests)


The ways of the good ol’ boys and cowboys has been lost and forgotten for many cities and towns, but not Tonasket! The town of Tonasket is the home to many activities from Rodeos to Demolition Derbies to Car Shows. All of which are hosted by The Tonasket Comancheros. A non-profit organization that strives to promote the Western Heritage of Tonasket. Come on down to the little town and join us for any of our events that happen all summer long. Not only can you get a good show, but you can get good food, cold brew and memories that will last a lifetime. For more information please feel free to contact the Tonasket Comancheros. You can also check out our Facebook page at or send us an email to




Center of the Many Lakes Recreation Area


ocated 16 miles northwest of Tonasket or 16 miles southwest of Oroville, the quaint little town of Loomis rests in the center of the “Many Lakes” area. While the town is small, the area draws folks from around the state and the province of British Columbia from the start of fishing season in the spring until the end of hunting season in late fall. Throughout the summer, visitors come and enjoy a variety of camping sites along one of the many lakes or even in the coolness of the local mountains along a meandering stream. Loomis is the center of some of the best fishing and hunting in the state. The trout and bass are large and the mule deer abundant. Nearby lakes include Spectacle, Palmer and Whitestone. Other fishing opportunities abound in the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area in lakes and Toats Coulee Creek. Chopaka is a well-known fly-fishing-only mountain lake. Although small, many amenities can be found within a few short blocks. Nearby wildlife is abundant with bighorn sheep and deer that can sometimes be seen strolling through town, black bear and mountain goats can also be spotted. In winter people are drawn to the area for the hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails in the mountains.

Spectacle Lake Resort

In the Beautiful Okanogan

Heated Pool RV & Tent Sites z Fishing / Hunting z Store & Laundry z Rec. / Meeting Hall z Furnished Kitchen Units z Water Sports & Boat Rentals z z


10 McCammon Rd, Tonasket, WA 98855 RECREATIONLAND 2012



Paddlewheelers a part of its past


erhaps one of the most important towns in Okanogan County’s early day history, Riverside is still a quaint and picturesque town, nestled between the Okanogan River and Highway 97. Riverside was once a booming commercial center. As head of navigation for the Okanogan River, goods transported via steam paddlewheeler up the Columbia River and further up the Okanogan could not get past Riverside. So Riverside became an important connection between then isolated Okanogan County and more populated areas of the region. In celebration of the importance of Riverside’s past, the community holds RiverFest in the summer, which includes a street fair, music and community auction .

2012 — 12th Annual

In Riverside, WA

August 4, 2012 Parade at 10 a.m. Live Music z Kids Games z Large Auction z Vendors

For Information Call: 509-826-7161

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OMAK The busy hub of the Okanogan


mak has events planned for every season of the year. In summer there’s the Stampede and World Famous Suicide Race which has been held since 1935. The event features four rodeo performances followed by the Suicide Race, where horse and rider plunge down a steep embankment and cross the Okanogan River for the push to the finish line. There is also a genuine Native American encampment complete with over 100 tepees, native dance competitions with dancers in full traditional dress. The town is full of recreation options, many at the 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, horseshoe 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. For more information visit

OKANOGAN Washington’s best kept secret


kanogan, incorporated in 1907, became the county seat of the largest county in area in Washington in 1914. Highlights for the town include the annual county fair, Sunny Okanogan Days and 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. Outside the museum is a replica of an Old West town of the early 1900s and a replica of the town’s original firehouse. 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.





2 Bedroom Suites

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MOTEL z Newly Remodeled z Kitchenettes z Coffee in Rooms z Micros/Refrigs

z Cable TV/Free HBO z Air Conditioning z Senior Discount z Pets Welcome

1034 S. 2nd Ave., Okanogan Ph. 509-422-0400 z Toll Free 1-800-732-6702

The town of 'PVS4FBTPOT... Hunting, Fishing, Snowmobiling & ATVing.

„ Six Units w/Kitchenette „ Private Deck w/View „ Comfortable Rooms „ Wireless Internet Access

Comstock Motel

110 N. Main, Conconully, WA z 509-826-1272

“Experience the Magic of the Mountains”


Omak, Washington ♦ High Speed Internet ♦ Coffee Shop ♦ Microwaves & Refrigerators ♦ Complimentary Breakfast ♦ Indoor Pool & Spa ♦ Adjacent Restaurant & Lounge

See you soon!

Enjoy Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, 4-Wheeling, Snowmobiling, Bird Watching & Boating.

♦ Pets Allowed ♦ Guest Laundry Facilities ♦ Meeting/Banquet Facilities ♦ Non-smoking Rooms ♦ Whirlpool Rooms Available ♦ Fitness Center on site

New Upscale Luxury Lodging! — 2 & 3 Bedroom Lodges — z FREE Local Calls z Fully Equipped z Satellite TV z Washer & Dryer z High Speed Internet z BBQs

509-826-3822 z 1-800-204-4800

912 Koala Dr., Omak Conveniently located off Highway 97 in beautiful Omak, WA

Make Your Reservations NOW!


117 “B” Ave., Conconully, WA Ph. (509) 826-0108 z Toll Free: (888) 805-3337

CONCONULLY Best Rainbow Trout Fishing in Sunny Okanogan The

„ Ice & Bait „ RV Hookups „ Cabins with Kitchens „ Rental Boats & Motors „ Much More

Liar’s Cove Resort

Shady Pines Resort

Gene & Linda Bussell

Steve & Dena Byl

800-830-1288 509-826-1288

800-552-2287 509-826-2287

www.shadypines email: e-mail: RECREATIONLAND 2012



Blue Mountain

Conconully is fun for everyone!


Where the past is always present


ith Conconully State Park right on the reservoir and restaurants, 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 of the year. There are lakeside resorts, in-town lodging, several restaurants and a general store with gas pumps to serve visitors. Most resorts offer boat and/or canoe rentals. Some feature pools, showers, RV parking and campsites. Kids have a good time wading in the pond and playing on the swings, slides and big toys at the state park, which has excellent camping and picnic facilities. Spring is when the high alpine meadows boast carpets of wildowers, accessible only to the hiker or horseback rider. Spring is also when anglers start coming to town to test their skills on the rainbow trout in Conconully Lake. In the summer you can swim, ďŹ sh, water ski, bicycle, horseback ride, take a nature hike, rock climb or just relax and enjoy the glorious scenery. For more information visit

ONCONULLY Your Trailhead to Adventure

For a Calendar of Events check out our website at

F S V U O F W E " -FUUIF  F S F I  O J H F C z Lodging z RV Parks z Lake Resorts z State Parks z Food/Drink z Birding z Snowmobiling 22

z ATVing z Fishing z Hunting z Water Sports z Hiking z Biking z Groceries/Fuel

For more information: 877-826-9050 or 509-826-9050 RECREATIONLAND 2012



estled along the Columbia River, the quiet town of Brewster offers excellent fishing, numerous boat launches, docks and river side picnic areas. Surrounded by apple and cherry orchards, the beauty of the farmland and the mighty Columbia creates the perfect environment for bird watching, fishing and hiking. The Brewster swimming pool is open from Memorial through Labor Day and has two waterslides and two diving boards. The Columbia Cove Park offers boat launches, an RV park and swimming areas as well. For information contact Brewster Chamber of Commerce at (509) 689-3464.



ridgeport offers four city parks, lavish shade and picnic areas. Berryman Park boasts expansive lawns, a barbecue area with covered picnic area, basketball court, play area and the city swimming pool open in the summer. Marina Park is a peaceful, overnight campground featuring a breathtaking view, marina, boat launch, play area, restrooms, showers and plenty of green grass for picnics and lazy days. For anglers, Bridgeport offers Rufus Woods Lake for Triploid Trout, Walleye, native Rainbow and Bass. Lake Wood has a ninehole golf course and trails for hiking and biking. Bridgeport State Park is a 748-acre camping park with 7,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the lake behind Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River. The park provides 18 acres of lawn and some shade in the midst of the desert terrain. For more information go to



ateros is all about relaxing fun and spirited adventure with hiking, biking, swimming, boating, fishing and sightseeing in and around the Columbia River. Pateros has several parks to give visitors a wide variety of picnic and playground choices. Take a self-guided history tour along the park trail under shady trees and visit the many places to eat along the way or just sit and watch the wildlife play along the river banks. There are eight boat docks available on Lake Pateros, a reservoir created by Wells Dam, with over 27 miles of uncrowded water to play. For more information contact the Pateros Chamber of Commerce at (509) 923-2571. 24 HR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE LOCKOUTS - JUMPSTARTS- TIRE CHANGES ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS





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ou 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 and horseback ride into the forest, hike the Kettle Crest Trail or one of the other 430 miles of trail in the area. 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. Located next door to the Stonerose Interpretive Center is the Republic Historical Center. Visitors can walk through the Kaufman Cabin, peruse the extensive collection of Republic’s historical photos and listen to firsthand accounts of times past from the volunteers who operate the small museum. Between Republic and Curlew, alongside Highway 21 North, is the Antique Car and Truck Museum. The museum has numerous antique cars, including a 1925 Howard Cooper, one of only four ever built and a 1926 Yellow Knight, one of the last three known to exist. Built in 1903, the historic Ansorge Hotel in Curlew is a museum. The hotel retains many of its original furnishings and all of its charm. 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. For more information visit

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Ansorge Hotel Museum

The Ansorge Hotel at Curlew, Washington is the only old hotel still standing in Ferry County. It is a wood frame structure with tin siding made to resemble stone, constructed in 1903 when the Great Northern Railroad was just coming into the country and is located adjacent to the tracks. The ground floor contains a lobby, dining room, kitchen and large billiard or game room. Nine bedrooms, one bathroom, and a sitting room comprise the upstairs. Most of the original The Ansorge Hotel Museum furniture is on display, as well as dishes, clothRiver Street, Curlew... ing, pictures and numerous memorabilia. 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

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ocated at the base of Badger Mountain, Waterville sits at the highest elevation of all incorporated communities in Washington. At 2,600 feet above sea level, Waterville enjoys sweeping vista views of the distant mountain ranges, shrub-steppe and wheat fields. Winding through town is U.S. Highway 2 and is lined with shopping and dining outlets. The Douglas County Historical Museum is open from May through October and offers a glimpse into the lives of local pioneers and an extensive rock collection, including several meteorites found locally, making Waterville the “Meteorite Capital” of the state. Waterville is also part of the “Ice Age Floods Geologic Trail,” a self-guided loop driving tour that includes Dry Falls Interpretive Center. Pioneer Park has a tennis court, playground equipment and shade. The community swimming pool is open during the summer and the Badger Mountain Ski Area is open during winter. Nearby Desert Canyon offers 18 holes of golf. Summer events include Waterville Days in July, which includes a horseshoe tournament and the North Central Washington Fair. For more information visit



ansfield is a wheat farmer’s dream location. The long enduring history of Mansfield is recorded at 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 1800s when the Great Northern placed tracks from Wenatchee to rural areas holding “high potential.” 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 see

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LIARS COVE RESORT 1835-A Conconully Highway, Conconully

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SPECTACLE LAKE RESORT 10 McCammon Road, Tonasket

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Playground in Canada’s only desert


soyoos and Oliver, B.C. are located just north of the U.S.-Canadian Border in Canada’s only desert region. Osoyoos, who recently trademarked “Canada’s Warmest Welcome” as their logo, is just five miles north of Oroville. The friendly tourist town has the warmest average temperature in Canada and the warmest freshwater lake in the country. There are many public boat launches and the lake is accessible through any of four sandy public beaches. In addition to swimming, boating jetskiing, fishing and tanning on the beach, there’s shopping downtown, fine restaurants, golf, tennis, water slides, hiking and horseback riding -- and that’s just in the summertime. On the northeast side of the lake is Canada’s only desert area, featuring a variety of flora and fauna only found in this specific environment. Many rare species of birds, bats and cacti survive here. The Desert Interpretive Center is a must see for anyone traveling to Osoyoos. Osoyoos is also part of Canada’s Desert Wine Country and there are many wineries with tasting rooms to enjoy. The Okanagan Spring Wine Festival helps celebrate the area’s wines and is held the first week of May. The Okanagan Fall Wine Festival is held the first week of October. Oliver is 16 miles north of the U.S. Port of Entry at Oroville. It is “The Wine Capital of Canada” and has many wineries with tasting rooms. Oliver also has the Festival of the Grape in early May as a kick off to the Okanagan Spring Wine Festival. In addition, Oliver hosts the Sprint Triatholon in June. The early spring, hot summers and late-arriving fall, coupled with short, mild winters make Oliver a year ‘round playground. The village is a friendly place where families 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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Make Yourself at Home

In Ferry and Okanogan Counties

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The highly skilled workers at Kinross Kettle River-Buckhorn (KRB) know how important it is to safeguard the environment. After all, this is where they live, work, and play, too. KRB is part of Kinross, a global mining company, which is committed to the highest standards of corporate responsibility and environmental stewardship to protect the land, air and water.

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Destination Guides - Recreationland 2012  


Destination Guides - Recreationland 2012