Okanogan Country, located halfway between the metropolitan areas of Seattle and Spokane, encompasses more than 14,000 square miles of pristine, natural beauty. Larger than several states, Okanogan County is bordered on the north by the Canadian Okanagan, on the south and east by the Columbia River Basin and Lake Roosevelt, and on the west by the 10,000 foot peaks of the majestic North Cascade Mountains.
Okanogan County offers wide-open spaces teeming with wildlife, spectacular scenery and rural charm. It features a diverse blend of snow covered peaks, small towns, western history, art galleries and museums, live theatre, farmers markets and fresh from the field produce stands, music festivals, rodeos, country fairs and two famous dams. The area is dotted with hundreds of lakes, rivers and streams, and blessed by sunny days and clear, star filled nights.
Throughout Okanogan Country, rafting, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding, wilderness packing and more are available from spring through fall. Winter offers cross-country and downhill skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling. A colorful and bustling region, Okanogan Country has a rich economic base utilizing its vast natural resources including timber, mining, ranching, recreation, tourism, hydroelectricity, and agriculture.
Okanogan Country is aggressively seeking new economic opportunities. Local leadership has made the commitment to help create economic vitality for those who wish to live and work in an atmosphere surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty and a slower pace of life.