Exploration options to Discover our area.
Check out the Depot Museum and Visitors Welcome Center, Downtown Oroville. Besides permanent displays, each year they feature a different historical presentation.
Molson Tour: Take the 15 mile drive to the Ghost Town of Molson and visit the old 3 Story brick schoolhouse Museum, as well as the outdoor Museum that includes the original 1905 bank. Then return via 9 Mile Road which follows the old railroad bed and read the historical markers along the way. To see a pdf of the Molson Museum Flyer, CLICK HERE:
EXPLORE OUR PUBLIC LANDS:The north Okanogan County of Washington State surrounding Oroville is more publicly owned than private. Vast regions are open to the public to discover incredible scenery, geological features, flora and fauna. Whether you wish to explore on foot, on wheels or hooves, you will find information on numerous agency websites. Agency web sites for some local public properties are shown to the right.
TAKE A HIKE:
The Pacific Northwest Trail goes right through downtown Oroville. This hiking trail starts in Montana and ends at the Pacific Ocean.
The new Similkameen Trail follows the old railroad bed from behind the Post Office to below the Enloe Dam, crossing over the river on the original railroad bridge.
|Oroville is also a gateway to the Pasayten Wilderness. This is wilderness is over half-a-million acres bordering Canada in the North Cascades, and starts just west of Nighthawk.|
TAKE A DRIVE:
Off road motorcyclists have learned that Oroville is a great place to rest after 2 or 3 days on the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route that starts at Stevenson, Washington near the Bridge of the Gods on the Columbia River and ends at the Nighthawk Border Crossing just 10 miles west of us.
LOCAL MAPS: Want something tamer? Pick up one of the local tour maps at the Visitor's Center (or, if that is closed, at the Camaray Motel) and explore the Okanogan highlands to our East or the many lakes region to our West.
WASHINGTON FARMS: Visit Washington Farms