The City of Okanogan maintains the flavor of yesterday with a charming flair. The Okanogan County Historical Museum and Firehall Museum Complex include an old-fashioned main street, settler’s cabin, and a display of apple industry history. Take the kids for a picnic and swimming at Alma Park, or check out the Island Park Trail -- perfect for fishing, birding, wildlife viewing and photography. In 1903, Frank Matsura, a Japanese immigrant, arrived in the area as a cook’s helper. He became a beloved member of the community and world-renowned photographer, recording the frontier era and Native American heritage. Take a self-guided walking tour downtown and enjoy murals of his renowned photography. Another highlight is the historic Cariboo Trail, which runs from southern Canada to the Columbia River. A major trade route throughout its history, it first was used for fur trade, then later for the Canadian gold rush. Look for the Cariboo Trail sign four miles south of Okanogan on Highway 97.
Okanogan Trip Ideas
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