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DISCOVER OKANOGAN


Sunny Okanogan County is a great place to live throughout the year or as a part-time vacation getaway. Year-round blue skies provide plenty of recreation opportunities and outdoor adventures. From the Methow valley, including Winthrop and Twisp, through Omak and up to Oroville, WA and lake Osoyoos, you’ll discover pristine blue lakes, magnificent mountains, historic sites, wineries, lush forests and stunning desert landscapes.

Okanogan county is one of the most scenically diverse counties in Washington state. From the breathtaking North Cascade mountains to the gorgeous winding Columbia River Basin, there is something here for everyone in your family to like. Visit the ghost town of Molson. Watch the famous Omak Stampede or visit the tiny town of Chesaw for the popular Chesaw Family Rodeo. When you live or visit the Okanogan, there’s never a shortage of great things to do and explore.

Historical Sites and Museums
The Okanogan provides plenty of historical and cultural sites, from ghosts towns like Molson to cultural museums like the Schaeffer museum in Winthrop.

Arts & Culture
The Okanogan area is home to many musicians and artists, including poets and writers. Check out a play at the Merc Playhouse in Twisp, visit some of the local art galleries in Winthrop, discover the Barter Faire in Tonasket, catch a music festival in Winthrop, watch films at the annual Tumbleweed Film Festival  in Oroville or listen to live music in Omak. No matter what time of the year, there is always something fun happening in the area. Catch some of the local artists in action at the Methow Arts Alliance

Recreation
It’s all about year-round recreation in the Okanogan. Bird watch for the many migrating birds, pick from hundreds of lakes to fish, like stunning Lake Osoyoos,  mountain bike along the Similkameen Trail, horseback ride at a dude ranch like the Eden Valley Guest Ranch in Oroville, play golf in the midst of the mighty North Cascades at the Bear Creek Golf Course, water ski, hike  the trails of the Okanogan National Forest, water ski at Lake Pateros, kayak or canoe along Banks Lake. And that’s just a sample of the many recreation opportunities here!

Wineries & Micro-Breweries
If you like Washington state wines, you’re in luck. Okanogan county has a growing number of nice wineries. Spend a lazy afternoon sampling their wines between Omak and Oroville. And if you prefer beer, there are many tasty local microbrews await your visit, including the Alpine Brewing Company in Oroville, which makes German style beers or  visit the Twisp River Pub to sample some of beers from the Methow Brewing Company.