FORT OKANOGAN STATE PARK
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.
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.
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
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.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page
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
The park has no camping.