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Attractions

Things to do in the beautiful Okanogan Valley

Dining

12 Tribes Resort Casino

Description: A stunning oasis featuring striking architecture, modern design, and spectacular amenities. Modern & sophisticated, our 80 room hotel includes 12 suites, indoor pool, indoor/outdoor hot tub, sauna and Renew Spa offer the ultimate in luxurious pampering. Let us wine & dine you in the Camas Restaurant, Yu Asian Bistro or Element 78 Bar and then be entertained in the Evolution Nightclub with live music on the weekends. Our vibrant, exhilarating casino offers 56,000 sq. ft. of slots and table game action making the 12 Tribes Resort Casino THE destination for a luxurious and exciting experience.

Address: 28968 Hwy 97, Omak, WA 98841
Phone: 509-422-4646
Website: http://colvillecasinos.com

 

Corner Bistro

Description: We are a family owned Farm to Table restaurant. We endeavor to use as much in-season, locally grown produce as possible. Our close relationship with our farmers ensures you will eat the tastiest freshest food grown in the Okanogan Valley. We will treat you like family. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open Mon Sat 8am - 9pm and Sun 8am - 4pm. We can also take care of your catering needs. Call us anytime we'll take care of you!

Address: 19 E. Apple, PO Box 926, Omak, WA 98841
Phone: (509) 826-4188
Email: deblantrip@gmail.com

 

Tonasket Natural Foods Co-op

Description: Organic and bulk foods, herbs and spices, coffee, organic and local produce, nutritional supplements, health and beauty aids, and deli serving a hot entree and soup daily, along with sandwiches.

Address: PO Box 591/ 21 W. 4th St., Tonasket, WA 98855
Phone: 509 486-4188
Email: manager@tonasketcoop.com
Website: http://www.tonasketcoop.com

Pastime Bar & Grill

Dianna Nailloon
Description: Offering a unique dinning experience in Oroville, we strive to make our customers feel both comfortable & special in an atmosphere that is as much about the occasion as the food. We have quite a history and legend has it that our handsome mahogany back bar, a local landmark of sorts, arrived in Oroville via Cape Horn, sailing up the west coast of South America before reaching American U.S. shores. The place to meet, a cozy spot to weather a storm, and a cool place to cook off in the hot summer months!

Address: PO Box 2043 / 1307 Main St., Oroville, WA 98844
Phone: 485-3007
Email: dianna.naillon@yahoo.com

Activities

 

  Rodeos are big here in Okanogan Country!

April

  • Methow Valley Backcountry Horsemen Spring Trail Ride

May

  • Ride to the Rendezvous Horse ride, Pateros to Winthrop 
  • Washington Outfitters and Guides Association, Colorama Festival and ProWest Rodeo, Grand Coulee Dam area
  • Packers' Rendezvous & 49r Days, Winthrop, Okanogan County Junior Rodeo, Omak Stampede arena
  • Washington Cattlehorse Association, Omak Stampede arena

June

  • Tonasket Founders' Day, PRCA rodeo

July

  • July 4 Chesaw Family Rodeo, Chesaw
  • Republic Family Rodeo, Ferry County fairgrounds, (509) 775-2704

August

  • Omak Stampede

September

  • Ferry County Fair, Republic, (509) 775-3146
  • Okanogan County Fair and ProWest Rodeo, Okanogan County fairgrounds near Okanogan, (509) 422-1621 or ww.okanogancounty.org

October 

  • ProWest Rodeo championships, Omak Stampede arena

Tours, Activities and Classes

 

Grandpa's Home Place & Iron Root

Description: Our 105 year old orchard is one of the few pioneer orchards that still belongs to the same family and do we have a tour for YOU! During this fun & informative tour you will experience some hands-on knowledge of life in the early 1900s. Learn about methods practiced and how they differ from growing fruit today. Learn what a farmer does to bring his crop from spring's blossoms to your grocer's shelf. Depending on the size of your group & how much you'd like to learn, the tour could take upwards of 2 or more hours, so please wear good walking shoes. Groups must consist of 4 or more. Guided orchard tours by phone reservation or email reservations. Experience orchard life now & then -- Long live the family fruit farms!

Morning Glory Balloon Tours

Description: Morning Glory Balloon Tours Tours begin in the morning when the winds are calmest. Your adventure begins from the town of Winthrop. Hot drinks are served while the crew inflates and prepares the balloon for flight. Each journey is unique, combining low level views over the treetops with spectacular panoramic views from higher elevations. There is little feeling of movement as you gently drift with the wind. The normal mountain flying experience enables us to enjoy each flight to its fullest potential. After landing the experience continues. All guests are invited to join in a gourmet picnic celebrating the trek and new found friends. Special occasions are easily accommodated and gift certificates are available. Come join Morning Glory Balloon Tours for a unique and unforgettable adventure!

Address: 960 State Route 20, Winthrop, WA 98862
Phone: 509-997-1700
Email: morningglory@balloonwinthrop.com
Website: www.balloonwinthrop.com

Pine Stump Farms

Description: We are a licensed goat dairy and make farmstead goat cheese. We feature pasture-raised beef, chevon, poultry, and hay. We also offer hikes, day treks and horseback rides into the Wildlife Reserve. Internships are avaiilable for people to learn about and experience farming. Weekend packages include lodging, bbqs and interpretive tours. Farm tours upon request year 'round. Great cross-country skiing in the wintertime.

Address: 288 Haley Creek, Omak, WA 98841
Phone: (509) 826-9492
Email: info@ pinestumpfarms.com
Website: http://www.pinestumpfarms.com

Wineries, Breweries & Cider Houses

Alpine Brewing Company

Description: We produce handcrafted German style beers under supervision of a certified German brewmaster. Our year-round beers are Alpine Amber Lager, Alpine Bohemian Pilsner and Alpine Hefeweizen. We also offer seasonal specials including Oktoberfest and Weizenbock. The pub-style restaurant is open Thur - Saturday beginning mid-May. Stop and enjoy your favorite beer and feast on BBQ specialities.

Address: 821 4th Ave, Oroville, WA 98844
Phone: 509 476-9662
Website: http://alpine-brewing.com

Twisp River Pub/Methow Valley Brewing

Description: Restaurant and brewery serving lunch and dinner made from the freshest ingredients, using local ingredients where possible. Our ales and lagers are made with the finest barley, hops and Twisp's crystal clear water. Unique beers made with local fruit and wildcrafted ingredients are also available. Try some Cherry Hefeweizen in the late summer. Coffe Stout and hard Apple and Pear Ciders are avqilable year round.

Address: 201 N. Highway 20, Twisp, WA 98856
Phone: (509) 997-6822
Website: http://www.twispriverpub.com

Esther Bricques Winery

http://www.estherbricques.com/




Recreation

 

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Wildlife Viewing

Heart of the Okanogan

Deer, quail, water fowl, coyotes, snakes, osprey, turkey buzzards, wild turkey, bear, and bald eagles in winter can all be found in the Heart of the Okanogan. You may get lucky and see the occasional moose or elk in higher elevations. Rattlesnakes do live here, but they are not a problem if you watch where you step while hiking.

Scotch Creek Wildlife Area
10 miles west of Omak and Okanogan on Conconully Highway, 9,067 acres. Sharptailed grouse, mule and white-tailed deer, ruffed and blue grouse, pheasants, quail, chukar, and Hungarian partridge, along with a full complement of non-game species.

Sinlahekin Wildlife Area
5 miles S of Loomis or 4.5 miles NE of Conconully, 14,000 acres l wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_ areas/sinlahekin

Tunk Creek Wildlife Area
12 NE of Omak. This 1,080 acre area with sharp-tailed grouse, mule deer, ruffed grouse, quail, and gray partridge as well as many non-game species. Deer hunting is very popular in the area, and wildlife viewing opportunities also exist.

North Okanogan Region

Many Lakes abounds with deer, coyotes, yellowbellied and whistling marmots, wild turkey and quail . Elk can be found along the Sinlahekin and the occasional moose in the Palmer Lake and Conconully areas. The Loomis Natural Resources Conservation Area has over 24,000 acres of protected wildlife habitat. There are rare sightings of bear, cougar, and bobcat and if you’re truly lucky, you might catch a glimpse of a lynx. The Scotch Creek and Sinlahekin Wildlife Refuges offer bountiful wildlife.

Hiking & Backpacking

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Whistler Canyon

Whistler Canyon Trail is part of the larger Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. The 12 mile section of Whistler Canyon Trail is located 3 miles south of Oroville, Washington and connects to the Wilcox Mountain trailhead. 

The trail offers vistas of the Okanogan River and Pasayten Wilderness and is excellent for hikers and equestrians with some challenging areas for rock climbers. 

This area is the best choice for wildlife photography with big horn sheep, mule deer, bear, marmot and wild turkey. The lower elevations dry out early, making this a popular spot for hiking and Rock Climbing. 

View map 

The U.S. Forest Service offers a variety of trail maps, pamphlets, and guidebooks detailing trails for day hikes and backpacking. Some are free, and some are offered for a small fee that goes to support national forest conservation efforts. The rangers are an excellent source or trail information. Forest Service offices, visitor centers and stores in the area also offer a variety of guidebooks on the subject. Contact the U.S.F.S. Winthrop Visitor Center at (509) 996-4000.

USFS Trails -Methow Ranger District (Western Okanogan Country)

USFS Trails - Tonasket Ranger District (Eastern Okanogan Country)

United States Forest Service
Go to the USFS information centers, website or call ahead for complete trail information in Okanogan County l www.fs.fed.us

Methow Trails
(800) 682-5785 l www.methowtrails.com

Sun Mountain Area Trails
Mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding l 996-4735

 


Art & Heritage

 

 

Tonasket

 Tonasket Community Cultural Center |  Mural on building l 486-1328

 US Armed Forces Legacy Project | Legacy Wall, Memorial Park  Visible from HWY 97 | website

 

Conconully

 Conconully Museum l 826-4308

 Conconully Historical Sites | Original Frank Matsura studio & site of century-old Protestant church. 

 

Omak

 Omak Performing Arts Center l 826-0797 l website

 How the Animals Got Their Names | Wooden sculpture collection in the Omak Eastside Park, made possible by the Colville Tribal Artists’ Association. 

 Omak Main Street Historical Photo Tour | Main Street in Omak contains a self-guided historical photo tour.

 

Okanogan

 Frank Matsura Photos and Murals - Japanese pioneer photographer Frank Matsura recorded everyday life in the region from 1903 to 1913. Nine murals of his work are located in town.

 Okanogan County Historical Museum Features a replica of an old west town of early 1900’s and a fire hall museum, on Business Loop 97 towards Omak l 422-4272

 

Oroville

 Old Oroville Railroad Depot Historical Society Museum & Log House Oroville l 476-2570 l 476-2476

 

Molson

 Molson School Museum l Early pioneer life. (509)483-3292 | website

Old Molson Ghost Town Museum l (509)485-3292 | website

 

Republic

 

Stonerose Interpretive Center | Dig and keep your own fossils l 775-2295 l website