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Fort Okanogan State Park
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It is always a great day for a picnic in the park.
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FORT OKANOGAN STATE PARK
FORT OKANOGAN STATE PARK
Coulee Dam, Washington   99116
Fort Okanogan State Park is 45-acre day-use park set on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River. The park has 1,000 feet of "high" freshwater shoreline, but no beach accessibility. The park and interpretive center overlook the Columbia River and old fur trading sites, one of the first Washington settlements.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed. - Sun.Winter: Closed Oct. 2, reopens May 8.

Group tours are still available by appointment, call the park at (509) 923-2473.

The interpretive center is open five days a week in the summer.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Rabbits? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Geese? Hawks? Jays? Quail

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life

? Ponderosa Pine? Daisy? Lupines
History of the Area
David Stuart of the Pacific Fur Company established a colony and named it "Fort Okanogan" in 1811. In 1821, the fort was purchased by the Hudson Bay Company. Fort Okanogan Interpretive Center overlooks the site of the original fort. The word "Okanogan" is derived from "Okinakane," the name the local Indians used for themselves.
Camping
The park has no camping.
Park Store
Services/Supplies Available in the area ? Auto repair? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? Recreational equipment? White gas? Wood? Swimming



Picnicking
The park provides one unsheltered and two sheltered picnic tables, as well as one restroom with ADA accommodations. Picnic sites are available first-come, first-served.
Nature Programs
The park includes an interpretive center, open seven days a week from mid-May to the end of August. The interpretive center provides displays and information on one of the first settlements in Washington and the fur-trapping history of the area. Please call (509) 689-6665 for further information.
Area Attractions
? Bird Watching? Interpretive Activities? Museum


Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews

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Directions
Located four miles northeast of Brewster, Wash., on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River in Okanogan County.

From Brewster:Drive north about four miles to the intersection of Hwy. 97 and Hwy. 17. Turn east on Hwy. 17, and drive half a mile to park entrance.

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