Outdoor Recreation

Float the River

The Okanogan River is a great place to take a dip, get in your kayak, or hit the tubes on a hot day. Okanogan continues to improve river access, but currently there is access from Legion Park and Alma Park.

Okanogan hosted a “Flash Mob Float” in September, 2016 to highlight the great opportunity that is the Okanogan River and to get people involved in creating more durable, improved access points.

Camping Options

Okanogan Legion Park

Picnic area, bathrooms. Second Avenue, Okanogan Wa 98840. 509-422-3600.

Okanogan County Fairgrounds & RV Park

The Okanogan County Fairgrounds RV Park is open from mid-April through mid-October. They have 64 full hookups plus 44 electric/water hookups and plenty of room to pitch tents! Horse stalls and two riding arenas are also available. They are pet friendly and encourage responsible pet owners to camp with them. Rest rooms and showers are available.

During the Okanogan County fair, from the Thursday before Labor Day through the end of the following Monday, they are unable to accommodate campers not associated with the fair.

They are located 4 miles south of Omak and 2 miles north of Okanogan just off of Highway 97 at 175 Rodeo Trail Road, Okanogan Wa. They are just north of the Colville Okanogan Bingo Casino and the historic town of Okanogan. Shopping, fast food, groceries, restaurants, museum and gas are all located within minutes of the RV Park.

Visit www.okfair.org or call 509-422-1621 for pricing and more information.

 

Fishing

Leader Lake

159 acres. About 4 miles W of Okanogan. Rainbow trout. Boat launches, restrooms, camping.

Okanogan River

Small and largemouth bass, walleye, perch, crappie, catfish, carp. Closed to trout fishing. Public launch sites, lodging nearby. Boat launches available on Okanogan River. Fishing from river bank.

City of Okanogan Public Boat Launch

River Access Park can be reached by turning East on River Avenue from 2nd or 1st streets. Continue from River Ave. to Tyee Street which leads to the launch itself, with a covered river view structure and convenient benches. River Access Park is located next to Alma Park, with a walking path connecting the two.

Features include a concrete launch ramp, day use picnic areas, parking, and bank fishing.

 

Sports

Okanogan Valley Golf Course

A true golfing experience await all who visit the beautiful Okanogan Valley Golf Club.

More Golf Club Details!

Okanogan Valley Sports Complex

Rodeo Trail Drive.

The Central Valley Sports Complex is located at 93 Rodeo Trail and is over 24 acres in size. This park features baseball, softball, soccer fields, A 1/2 mile paved walking trail, exercise stations, playground equipment, day use picnic areas, and seasonal restrooms.

Okanogan Wildlife Council and Gun Club

The “Lower Gun Range” consisting of four high power rifle stations with targeting to 200 yards and a two station hand gun range. The range is located off of 241 B & O Road (Landfill Road) in Okanogan. Take a right turn onto B & O Road about one-half mile south of Okanogan city limits on highway 20 (2nd Ave So.). Head up the grade and near the top take a right onto 241 B & O Road and then an immediate left to the gate.

The “Upper Gun Range” consists of the Club House and two trap ranges with five shooting stations each. The Upper Range is an additional hand gun range. The Upper Range is located at 54A Spring Coulee Road in Okanogan above the Lower Range. Take a right onto B & O Road, a half mile or so out of Okanogan city limits to the south on highway 20, and head up the grade and take a right onto Spring Coulee Road. Head up the Spring Coulee grade past the animal shelter and take the next right to 54A Spring Coulee and the gate. 54A Spring Coulee is near the top of the grade about a quarter mile past the animal shelter and the turn off can be missed easily unless paying attention.

The ranges are open seven days per week year around. Occasionally, ranges are closed for maintenance or upgrade and notices will be announced in advance in the Club News section of their website at www.okanoganwildlifecouncil.org.

Also, we need to add Okanogan Arms Co and Puttin’ on the Ritz to the main page listing of First Friday participants. I already added them to the directory so you can link them.

 

Parks

Parks

Okanogan Legion Park

Okanogan Legion Park located at 1406 2nd Avenue North features include seasonal restrooms, showers, camping non-motorized $5 motorized $10 per day, day use picnic areas, covered gazebo. This park is situated on the Okanogan River and near the Museum.

509-422-3600. Okanogan@northcascades.net.

Alma Park

Alma Park located at 601 South 1st Avenue features include a heated seasonal pool with available weekend rentals , restrooms, playground equipment, basketball court, horse shoe pits, volleyball, skate/bicycle park, and day use picnic areas.

JC Park

JC Park located at 920 7th Avenue South features playground equipment, basketball court, and a day use picnic areas.

Arboretum Park

Located at 210 Nolan Street features a Zen Garden and pond.

Sass Fenno Park

Located at 135 Viewmont Drive features playground equipment.

 

All Terrain Vehicles

ATVOur City is the central hub to the vast outdoor recreation the Okanogan has to offer. Our ATV friendly city makes reaching these outdoor recreation sites and events easy and fun!

All Terrain Vehicle Map

 

Conservancy Island Trail

href=”http://www.okanoganchamber.com/documents/2013-trail-kiosk.pdf” target=”_blank”>Map pdf (5.5 meg)

1601 1st Avenue South

Island Park Trail is one of Okanogan’s best kept secrets. The trails wind along the Okanogan River through quiet river bank forest and pastures. The park is a nature preserve inhabited by a wide variety of native birds and plants. Hikers can use the park year round and are likely to encounter eagles and osprey fishing the river at the southern end of the island during the winter. Migratory song birds and butterflies also pass through in spring and fall. The terrain is flat and the trails are wide. There are two benches to stop and rest and many scenic stopping points. It’s a great place to jog or view wildlife along a beautiful stretch of the Okanogan River.

The Conservancy Island Trail was created as a twelfth grade English finals project. Under the direction of English teacher Dennis O’Connor, students have cleared paths, and laid crushed rock on this 1.4 mile trail with help from the City of Okanogan’s Maintenance Crew.