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

2015

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Discover North Central Washington’s Many Recreational Opportunities!

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Stay awhile and see what we have to offer!

WELCOME

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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 booming 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 4

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. Orondo, along the Columbia River, offers fruit stands and a growing retirement and vacation spot, with new homes going along the highway to take advantage of recreation on the river and the warm summer sun. 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. For more information on trails visit www.pnt.org. Both are legs of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. 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 fine 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. Recreationland 2015


Table of Contents

WHAT’S INSIDE Welcome..................................................................................... 4 Okanogan County Summer Recreation Map .............................. 6 OKANOGAN COUNTY Oroville ....................................................................................... 7 Okanogan Highlands ................................................................ 14

www.gazette-tribune.com 1420 Main Street, PO Box 250, Oroville, WA 98844 Office: 509-476-3602 Toll Free: 866-773-7818 Circulation/Subscribe: 888-838-3000 Publisher: Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune, Black Press Advertising Sales: Charlene Helm, Dean Wilson Design & Production: Kirk Myltoft Contributing Writers/Photographers: Cover: Justin Haug (DFW). Inside Photos: Gary DeVon, Katie Teachout, Brent Baker, Charlene Helm, Justin Haug (DFW), Tim Patrick Photography, Ferry County View, Rita Barkley, Jim Milner (republicchamber/org), Reta Barkley, Sannah Fletcher, VIctoria Hinze, Sandy Lorentzen, Stephanie Blackler, Ruby Ragsdale, Liar’s Cove Resort, City of Pateros & Brewster, Mary Curtis. Recreationland 2015 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.

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Chesaw, Molson, Aeneas Valley & Wauconda

Bonaparte ................................................................................. 16 Okanogan County Map - Highland Historic Loop Drive ........... 17 Tonasket ................................................................................... 19 Loomis ...................................................................................... 21 Riverside & Okanogan .............................................................. 23 Omak ........................................................................................ 25 Conconully ................................................................................ 27 Brewster/Brideport/Pateros ..................................................... 29 Okanogan County Map ........................................................... 31 FERRY COUNTY Republic/Curlew ....................................................................... 32 DOUGLAS COUNTY Orondo ..................................................................................... 34 SOUTH OKANAGAN, CANADA Osoyoos/Oliver......................................................................... 35 Okanogan County Winter Recreation Map ............................. 36 LODGING ................................................................................. 37 ADVERTISER INDEX ................................................................. 38 5


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Discover Fun & Relaxation

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kanogan County’s most northerly city, Oroville is framed on the east by the scenic Okanogan Highlands, a magnet for all persuasions of outdoor enthusiasts, from birders to bikers. To the west is a mecca of lakes and rivers with plenty of shoreline camping spots, making Oroville a convenient base for exploring the whole region. For swimming, fishing and water or jet skiing right in town there’s mammoth Lake Osoyoos where families enjoy long sunny days at the beach and stay at Veteran’s Memorial Park’s 86-unit RV/tent camping facilities. On the southern outskirts of Oroville, Whistler Canyon trailhead joins the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail that stretches from the Continental Divide to the coast. Similkameen River Trail just west of town makes a pleasant seven-mile day hike following the old Great Northern Railroad route across a steel and concrete bridge toward Enloe Dam. History buffs usually stop by Oroville’s Old Depot Museum to get oriented before setting out for the area’s hill towns and ghost towns with tiny cemeteries left over from the gold rush era. Oroville’s arid landscape is rich in agriculture on the valley floor, where 11 varieties of cherries and seven kinds of apples predominate. Here you can pick up provisions right from the orchards, produce stands, wineries and Saturday farmer’s market, choose garlic from the region’s 100 varieties, and find local, grass-fed bison at the grocery store. Summer is a particularly delicious time to visit. Enjoy wine tastings summer to fall at the local wineries, live music some Saturdays at Oroville’s craft brewery and restaurants to suit many tastes, from authentic Mexican cuisine to farm to table fare, an assortment of American menus, pizza and food for travelers on the go.

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For almost a century, May Festival has been drawing former Orovillians home the second weekend of the month. Other events are more recent. Also in May, is the Rally at the Border Blues Festival on Armed Services weekend at Deep Bay Park. The event coincides with the annual Wenatchee-based Run to the Border motorcycle rally and brings a Canadian contingent of motorcyclists to Oroville as well. In June is the Lake Osoyoos Cup, featuring jet ski racing off Deep Bay Park. Now in its sixth year, the Tumbleweed Film Festival attracts audiences from beyond the region and border to enjoy international short independent films the first weekend of August. As Hwy. 97’s international gateway, Oroville sees its share of American visitors headed north to reach one of Canada’s major tourist attractions, just four miles north. Here Canada’s prime wine grape growing region with an abundance of premium wineries and many golf courses attracts weekend visitors from Vancouver and vacationers from throughout Canada who fly into Kelowna International Airport for a taste of British Columbia’s Southern Okanagan and Washington’s Northern Okanogan. For more information about Oroville and the surrounding region see www.orovillewashington.com and www.oroville-wa.com.

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OROVILLE

EstherBric ues Winery

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Summer Hours 1 to 5 pm or by appointment

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Visit our Brewery, and try our freshly brewed

German Beers! Call for Tours

Phone: 509-476-9662

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1300 Main Street, Oroville, WA 98844

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OROVILLE PHARMACY 1416 Main St., Oroville 509-476-3411

OROVILLE GOLF CLUB  Open Daily: Apr. 1 - Oct. 31  Tee Times Required. Power Carts Available! Ogle Chapman: Apr. 24, 25 & 26 Groundhog Open: Aug. 14, 15 & 16 Pro Shop, Snack Bar, Putting Green!

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DISTINCT VALLEY  EXCEPTIONAL WINES

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Oroville’s Wines of the Okanogan Valley Copper Mountain Vineyards

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Copper Mountain Vineyards

33345 Hwy 97 Oroville, WA 98844

Okanogan Estate & Vineyards

Esther Bricques Winery & Vineyard

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Esther Bricques Winery

1205 Main St. / Hwy 97 Oroville, WA 98844

42 Swanson Mill Rd. Oroville, WA 98844

509-476-2736

509-476-2861

www.okanoganwine.com

www.estherbricques.com

Tasting Room Open Daily

Tasting Room Open Daily

Summer Wine Tasting

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment

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Located in Taber’s Fruit Barn

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We invite you to our Tasting Rooms. Oroville is located just 5 mi. S. of the British Columbia border.

A unique experience in the Northern part of Okanogan County!

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Chesaw, Molson, Aeneas Valley and Wauconda

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here are many small communities in the Okanogan Highlands enjoyed for their recreation as well as their history and culture. Chesaw, 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, and a tavern and art gallery. The tiny town’s population has dwindled to just a handful, but each year the family-oriented July 4th Rodeo is a huge draw. 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. There’s beautiful scenery and wildlife, hiking, camping and fishing in the National Forest and at nearby Lost, Beaver and Beth lakes. There’s lodging and recreation at the nearby Eden Valley Guest Ranch as well. 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. Both museums are sponsored by the county historical society and manned and maintained by a local group of dedicated volunteers. 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, pops up 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. Wauconda hosts a Flag Day Celebration each year, as well as an annual car show and 50’s sock hop mid-July. 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. 14

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OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS

Eden Valley Guest Ranch & Trail Rides

Visit Molson Museums! Molson Schoolhouse Museum Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

Lodging in in Cabins Cabins Lodging Trail System System Trail Horseback rides rides Horseback Catered Events Events && Meetings Meetings Catered FREE COUPON Present this original coupon during your stay at Eden Valley and receive a free Souvenier Cap. Offer applies to stays of 2-nights or more while supplies last in 2015. One Cap per Cabin, per stay. Not vailid with any other offers.

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Near Oroville, Molson, Chesaw & Tonasket, WA USA

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A Recreation Paradise

BONAPARTE

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onaparte is home to many recreation opportunities throughout the year – from camping, hiking, wild life viewing, fishing and boating in the spring and summer to snowmobiling in the winter. Bonaparte Lake Resort is located on the shores of the beautiful mountain lake of the same name, midway between Tonasket and Republic, six miles north of state Highway 20. Nearby is the Boy Scouts of America campground where many young scouts earn merit badges during summer camp. Also, it’s only a short drive to Lost, Beaver, and Beth lakes, which offer, like Bonaparte, some of the area’s best fishing and camping opportunities. This same area has some of the most varied hunting you will find anywhere. In the winter the resort serves as headquarters for the snowmobiling club and is a great place to warm up with some food during the annual

snowmobile drag races. In addition to a great spot to fish, Bonaparte Resort has campsites, trailer hookups and cozy rustic cabins, as well as a laundromat. Be sure to bring bedding, towels and kitchen equipment. The general store has groceries, ice, propane and fishing supplies; the lakeside café features a beautiful view and delicious homestyle meals. The owners of the resort welcome people to come to Bonaparte for the perfect old-fashioned family vacation. History: In 1886, the U.S. government built a water-powered sawmill at Bonaparte for the local Native Americans. By 1904 there was also a livery barn, two story rooming house and a store. The government also placed a shingle mill and flour or gristmill there and Bonaparte even had a post office, although the construction of Fancher Dam later flooded that site.

615 Bonaparte LK. Rd., Tonasket

BONAPARTE

Ph. 509-486-2828 www.bonapartelakeresort.com

Lake Resort & Restaurant

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TonaskeT N e s t l e d I n T h e O k a n o g a n Va l l e y

We Are Your Weekend Getaway!

US Armed Forces Legacy Project: A Great Place to pay tribute to our Veterans, view the memorial wall and enjoy a picnic. Live music in the park throughout the summer Lots of camping (full hook up and dry camping) Outdoor Recreation On The Lake! Fishing, watersports, hiking, biking, and more! Ride your ATV downtown Tonasket.

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All roads lead to Tonasket

Tonasket

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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, rests 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. It is surrounded by the Many Lakes Recreation Area, famous for its fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. The town hosts several annual events including the Founder’s Day Rodeo and Parade, Father’s Day Fly-in, Demo Derby, Tractor Pull and Music in the Park events. Nearby there’s the annual Okanogan Family Faire each fall, which grew out of the Barter Faire starting in 1973. The faire grounds also host the annual Conscious Cultural Festival music event in the summer. Tonasket is intersected by state Highways 97 and 20. Hwy. 97, an international roadway, links the town with Canada to the north, and California on the extreme south. Hwy. 20 is an east/west route from the Pacific Coast via the North Cascades Highway, to Republic and Spokane. The original townsite of this western village was located on the west side of the Okanogan River, about one mile south of its 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 Recreationland 2015

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Always Friendly Service 212 N. Hwy. 97, Tonasket 509-486-2183

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 Cold Pop & Beer  Chips & Snacks  Groceries  Meats  Produce Mon. - Sat., 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.,  Sun., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Marylou’s

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Center of the Many Lakes Recreation Area

Sully’s Restaurant & Bar (Under New Ownership)

LOOMIS

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ocated 16 miles northwest of Tonasket and 16 miles southwest of Oroville, the 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 BC from the start of fishing season in the spring until the end of hunting season in late fall. Loomis is also a natural stop as you “Cruise the Loop,” as it’s know to the locals. Start in Oroville and follow the Loomis-Oroville Highway along the Similkameen River, or do it in reverse, starting in Tonasket. No matter which way you do it, The Loop is a great drive and popular ride with motorcyclists. There are many chances to see wildlife and nature along the way and Loomis has fuel for your rig, as well as your body, if you want a snack or a chance to sit down and have a meal. 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 the lakes and Toats Coulee Creek – and Chopaka is a well-known fly-fishing-only mountain lake. The Wildlife Area also has marked trails around Forde and Connors Lake and you can find abundant wildflowers and butterflies in the spring and summer. 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. Stick around and you may see black bear or mountain goats as well. In winter people are drawn to the area for the hundreds of miles of snowmobile trails in the mountains and the ice fishing in Palmer Lake, where people have great success landing exotic burbot, also known as fresh water ling cod. For more information see www.okanogancountry.com. Recreationland 2015

Fabulous Food Daily Specials Lebanese & American Food Tue. - Fri., 11 to 9 pm Delightful Desserts Sat., 9 to 9 pm & Sun., 9 to 6 pm Bar Open 7 days a week, 2 to 10 pm Entertainment / Fun

22 Palmer Ave., Loomis, WA 509.223.3020

Spectacle Lake Resort In the Beautiful Okanogan

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OKANOGAN

Okanogan County Fairgrounds & Agriplex Events Center EVENTS YEAR ROUND!

RV PARK

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Reunions  Weddings  Large or Small Event space  Event Center Boasts 24,000 sq. ft.  Horse Stalls  Pet Friendly  Shade & Showers  Winter RV & Boat Storage

Tents to Full Hookups!

68th ANNUAL OKANOGAN COUNTY FAIR Sept. 10 - 13, 2015

Conveniently located off Hwy 97 between Omak & Okanogan

www.okfair.org

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Phone: (509) 422-1621 Email: fair@co.okanogan.wa.us PO Box 467  175 Rodeo Trail Rd Okanogan, WA 98840

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Washington’s best kept secret

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Riverside

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iverside, about six miles north of Omak, is one of the most important towns in Okanogan County’s early history. A quaint and picturesque town, it sits 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 paddle wheeler up the Columbia and further up the Okanogan could not get past that point. So Riverside became an important connection between the then isolated county and more populated areas of the region. Recreationland 2015

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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 standing 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. For more information see: www.okanoganchamber.com. 23


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Omak 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 teepees, 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 newly renovated Stampede and Rodeo Arena, an olympicsize 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 see www.omakchamber.com Recreationland 2015

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OMAK

Omak, WA.

See you soon!

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

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

509-826-3822  1-800-204-4800

912 Koala Dr., Omak, WA

Conveniently located off Hwy 97 www.omakinnwa.com Text OmakInn 40518 for Discounts & Coupons! SENIOR DISCOUNT

We are dedicated to providing high quality, safe, ef ficient and cost ef fective care for our patients. Call one of our clinics today to schedule an appointment. Paul Lacey, MD

Doug Wilson, MD

Family Medicine

Family Medicine

Tucker Balam, DO Family Medicine

Omak Clinic

Tonasket Clinic

Oroville Clinic

Brewster Clinic

916 Koala Dr., Omak, WA 98841

17 S. Western Ave., Tonasket, WA 98855

1617 Main St., Oroville, WA 98844

418 W. Main St., Brewster, WA 98812

509.826.1800

509.486.2174

509.476.3631

509.689.8900

Open

Open

Open

Open

Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - Noon

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Weekends

Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Weekends

An affiliation between Central Washington Hospital & Wenatchee Valley Medical Center

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Where the past is always present

Conconully

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ith 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 of the year. There are lakeside resorts, in-town lodging, several restaurants and a general store with gas pumps to serve visitors. Most of the resorts offer boat and/or canoe rentals. Some feature such amenities as 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 wildflowers, accessible only to the hiker or horseback rider. Spring is also when anglers start coming to town to test their skills on the rainbow, triploids, bass and kokanee in the Conconully Lakes. 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. For more information visit www.conconully.com Recreationland 2015

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CONCONULLY

CONCONULLY Best Rainbow Trout Fishing in Sunny Okanogan The

COMSTOCK MOTEL Conconully

The town of

Four Seasons... Hunting, Fishing, Snowmobiling, ATVing.

n Six

PH. 509.826.1272

110 N. Main, Conconully, WA

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

www.comstockmotel.com

Liar’s Cove Resort

Gene & Linda Bussell

A lifetime of memories!

Ice & Bait RV Hookups Cabins with Kitchens Rental Boats & Motors FREE Wi-Fi & Swimming TV Service Kayaing www.liarscoveresort.com Relaxation email: Much More! liarscoveresort@yahoo.com

800-830-1288 509-826-1288

Shady Pines Resort Steve & Dena Byl

800-552-2287 509-826-2287

FREE Wi-Fi & Cell Phone Service! www.shadypines resort.com e-mail: spr@nvinet.com

ONCONULLY Your Trailhead to Adventure

For a Calendar of Events check out our website at

www.conconully.com

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

For more information: 877-826-9050 or 509-826-9050 RECREATIONLAND 2015


brewster

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ituated along the Columbia River, the quiet town of Brewster offers excellent fishing, numerous boat launches, docks and riverside picnic areas. Surrounded by apple and cherry orchards, the beauty of farmland and the mighty Columbia River creates an environment perfect for bird watching, fishing and hiking. 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 a river swimming area as well. Fun events and celebrations are held throughout the year. Brewster is fast becoming known for having one of the best salmon fisheries in the state. The annual King Salmon Derby takes place the first week of August. Other city events include Bonanza Days/4th of July Celebration, Main Street Halloween Trick-or-Treat and Christmas on the Columbia. These offer an open invitation for visitors to enjoy the small town atmosphere. Nearby Chief Joseph Dam adds to the water sports playground. For more information visit www.brewsterchamber.org.

bridgeport

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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 nine-hole 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 www.bridgeportwashington.net. Recreationland 2015

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ateros, a four-season destination, was founded in 1913. Perfectly located on the banks of the Columbia and Methow rivers, it offers everything an avid outdoors person would love. Hiking, biking, swimming, boating and sightseeing are just a few of the possibilities, not to mention the snowmobiling, skiing and hunting later in the year. For the fisherman in the family, Pateros has one of the best fisheries in the state. Steelhead, salmon, walleye and bass fishing are all available. There are several parks to give visitors a wide variety of picnic and playground choices. On the Pedestrian Mall there is a new splash pad for those of all ages to play and cool off by and the swim area has been newly refurbished. Visit the New City Museum at city hall and then take a self-guided history tour along the park trail under shady trees and visit the many places to eat along the way. Maybe you would like to just pull up a park bench and relax while watching the wildlife play along the riverbanks. Pateros has eight boat docks and two boat launches available on Lake Pateros, the reservoir created behind Wells Dam. There are close to 30 miles of uncrowded water to explore and play on and curbside camping is also available. For more information on Pateros contact the Pateros Visitor Center at (509) 923-2571 or check out the website www.pateros.com. 29


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PATEROS City of

the Perfect Vacation Destination

June 12-14 June 19-20  July 17-19  August 29-30  September  December  

City Wide Yard Sales 2015 Pateros River Run EVENTS Apple Pie Jamboree Hydro Plane Races Hawk Migration Festival - Date TBD Christmas in the City - Date TBD

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There’s lots to do in Ferry County

Republic/Curlew

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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; 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. 32

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. www.ferrycounty.com Recreationland 2015


REPUBLIC/CURLEW

A Family Tradition

ANSORGE HOTEL MUSEUM

River St., Curlew

A N D E R S O N ’ S G RO C E RY Over 100 Years of Great Customer Service!

Full Service Deli  Fresh Quality Produce & Meats

REPUBLIC, WA 509-775-3378

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

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 furniture is on display, as well as dishes, clothing, pictures and numerous memorabilia. Courtesy of Kettle River History Club

Discover www.republicbrew.com

Y ENJO

• Big Train Frappés • Fruit Smoothies & Jet Tea • Unique Gift Shop Use our convenient drive-thru or come inside and browse our gift shop. Sit outside and enjoy the spectacular view from our deck.

509-775-2025 1015 S. Clark Ave., Republic RECREATIONLAND 2015

A Pint & Place Worth the Drive! Indoor/Outdoor Seating! OPEN: Wed. – Sat. Sunday in the summer! See website for seasonal hour changes

26 Clark Ave, Republic, WA

509.775.2700

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Douglas County

ORONDO

JULY 4&5 At Lone Pine Fruit & Espresso

23041 Hwy 97, Orondo, WA – Mile marker 230/231 www.lonepinefruit.com/events

Farmer owned & grown Seasonal Apples, Peaches, Cherries & Asparagus, Jams, Honey & Spices, Northwest Wines, MicroBrews, Local Gifts, Espresso, Ice Cream, Deli Menu, Baked Goods & Homemade Pie We are 5 miles North of Desert Canyon 23041 Hwy 97, Orondo, WA 98843 • mile post 230/231 34

Picked at the Peak of Perfection Open 7am-7pm 7 days a week

www.lonepinefruit.com

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rondo is named after a mythical Great Lakes Indian and was first settled in the 1880s. A growing community along the Columbia River, it is well known as a fruit producing area with apples, cherries, pears and peaches. There are several fruit stands along U.S. Highway 2 that offer travelers a chance to stop and enjoy some of the local produce. Desert Canyon Golf course is also located in Orondo and features a restaurant and accommodations. The area has become a vacation and retirement spot with new homes going up along the Columbia offering many recreational opportunities like fishing, boating, water, jet skiing and relaxing under the warm summer sun. Recreationland 2015


Playground in Canada’s only desert

Osoyoos/oliver

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Osoyoos and Oliver, B.C. are located just north of the U.S.Canadian Border in Canada’s only desert region.

Osoyoos, which 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.

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 see www.desinationosoyoos.com and for Oliver it’s www.winecapitalofcanada.com or check out their combined chamber of commerce website at www.southokanaganchamber.ca.

In addition to swimming, boating, jet skiing, 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.

OPEN Tues. - Sun. from 5 PM

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.

July & August OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Voted Most Popular Restaurant in South Okanagan by local newspaper! Best in Class by Boundry Creek Times!

Osoyoos is also part of Canada’s Desert Wine Country and there are many wineries with tasting rooms to enjoy. The Okanagan Valley Spring Wine Festival helps celebrate the area’s wines and is held the first week of May. The Okanagan Valley Fall Wine Festival is held the first week of October. Oliver is 16 miles north of the U.S. border. It is the “Capital of Canada’s Wine Country” and has many wineries with tasting rooms. Oliver also has the Festival of the Grape in early fall as a kick off to the Fall Wine Festival. In addition, Oliver hosts the Sprint Triatholon in June. Recreationland 2015

CAMPO MARINA Italian Restaurant 5907 Main St, Osoyoos, BC

No Reservation Required

Hwy 3 E. Main (across from Dairy Queen)

Ph. 250-495-7650

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ADVERTISER INDEX

Washington Department Of Fish & Wildlife .........................3 BONAPARTE LAKE Bonaparte Lake Resort .......................................................16 BREWSTER Brewster Drug & True Value Hardware ..............................30 CONCONULLY Comstock Motel .................................................................28 Conconully Chamber of Commerce....................................28 Liar’s Cove Resort ...............................................................28 Shady Pines Resort .............................................................28 OKANOGAN 12 Tribes Colville Casinos .....................................................3 Okanogan County Fair Grounds .........................................22 OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (CHESAW, MOLSON, HAVILLAH) Chesaw Rodeo Club ...........................................................14 Eden Valley .........................................................................15 Molson Museums................................................................15 OMAK Confluence Health ..............................................................26 Omak Chamber of Commerce ............................................24 Omak Inn ............................................................................26 Omak Stampede.................................................................26 OROVILLE 4 Seasons Thrift ..................................................................10 76 Quik-Mart ......................................................................12 Alpine Brewing Co................................................................8 Appleway Video, Books & Gifts ...........................................8 Camaray Motel ...................................................................10 Copper Mountain Vineyards ..............................................12 Esther Bricques Winery ........................................................8 Hometown Pizza & Pasta .....................................................9 Hughes Department Store .................................................11 Oroville Chamber of Commerce.........................................40 Okanogan Estate & Vineyards............................................10 Oroville Fitness .....................................................................8 Oroville Golf Club .................................................................9 Oroville Pharmacy ................................................................9 Oroville’s Wines of the Okanogan Valley ...........................13 Trino’s Mexican Restaurant .................................................11 Windermere Real Estate.....................................................10

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ORONDO/DOUGLAS COUNTY Lone Pine Flea Market........................................................34 Lone Pine Fruit & Espresso.................................................32 PATEROS City of Pateros ....................................................................30 REPUBLIC / FERRY COUNTY Anderson’s Grocery ............................................................33 Ansorge Hotel / Museum ...................................................33 Java Joy’s Espresso ............................................................33 Republic Brewing Company ...............................................33 TONASKET Beyers Market ....................................................................20 Grants Market ....................................................................20 Hidden Treasures ................................................................20 Lee Frank Mercantile ..........................................................20 North Valley Hospital ...........................................................2 Roy’s Pharmacy...................................................................20 Spectacle Lake Resort (Loomis) ..........................................21 Sully’s ..................................................................................21 Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op ...........................................20 Tonasket Chamber of Commerce .......................................18 MOTEL/HOTEL LODGES,RESORTS & RV PARKS ...............37

CANADA OSOYOOS Campo Marina ....................................................................35 PENTICTON Penticton Hospitality Association .......................................39

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OKANAGAN INTERNATIONAL

CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

APRIL 24 - APRIL 26 Recreationland 2015

APRIL 30 - MAY 9

MAY 17

MAY 21 - MAY 23

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Discover

Oroville Washington

Methow

LAND OF PLENTY

Sun Omak Lakes & Rivers Tonasket Museums / Visitor Center Shopping Oroville Motorcycle & Bicycle Routes Wildlife, Birding, Fishing & Hunting Farmers’ Market & Fruit Stands Similkameen & Pacific NW National Scenic Trails Okanogan Trails Scenic Byway

USA/CANADA GATEWAY Oliver

BORDER

*

Osoyoos

Oroville Depot Museum & VIC

www.orovillewashington.info

888.699.5659

Penticton

Molson Days May Festival (2nd Weekend) Restaurants, Wineries & Vineyards May Rally at the Border Blues Fest 4th of July Chesaw Rodeo August Tumbleweed Film Festival *Camping at Osoyoos Lake Veteran’s Memorial Park & Riverside Retreat

*Park/Retreat Reservations www.oroville-wa.com

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