• We value our community of cultures that go back many generations and are rich in the history of cattle ranches, orchards, mining and timber, many of which continue today. Ours is a quiet, peaceful, safe and supportive community that places high emphasis on youth and the quality of schools. Church
    Okanogan is a community with a down-home feel where everyone counts and is needed . . .a community where you can make a contribution to the kind of place you want to live.
    Straddling the Okanogan River, the eastern portion of the City of Okanogan lies within the boundaries of the 2100-square-mile Colville Indian Reservation.
    Located on U.S. Highway 97, eastern Washington's primary north-south corridor and gateway to British Columbia, Okanogan is readily accessible by both auto and airplane. From Okanogan's location at the junction of Highway 97 and state highways 20 and 155, Wenatchee is 90 miles south on Highway 97 and the border with British Columbia, Canada, 50 miles north. Spokane is 150 miles east on Highway 155 and Seattle 240 miles west on Highway 2. At an elevation of 835 feet above sea level Okanogan enjoys the typical moderate climate of the Okanogan Valley. Less than an hour's drive to the east is the high desert of the Columbia Plateau while the same drive to the west leads to the subalpine and alpine Cascade Mountains. The City of Okanogan is the county seat with the flavor of yesterday and amenities of today. Okanogan embraces its authentic historic aspects including wonderful, unique architecture in our courthouse, downtown buildings, churches and homes.
    World-renowned photographer Frank Matsura came to the Okanogan in 1890. He recorded the area’s rich cultural history with his camera and many of Matsura’s photos are on display at the Okanogan County Historical Museum in Okanogan. Soon murals of his photographs throughout the town will bring his work to life
    Opportunities in Okanogan Education
    • Okanogan's K-12 school system maintains the high standards required to prepare students for any future they desire
    • Wenatchee Valley College North, in nearby Omak, offers many Associate degree courses, college prep courses and workforce training
      Heritage College, also in Omak, offers degrees courses without leaving the area
      Real Estate
    • Quality commercial and residential property at rates significantly lower than equivalent metropolitan-area rates
    • Commercial and residential building sites available
    • Utility location assistance available
    • Transportation
    • Served by all major highway freight services
    • Served by all major parcel delivery services; two have daily flights to and from the
    • Omak airport, eight miles to the north
    • Okanogan's airport has facilities for small and light twin-engine aircraft
      Served daily by Cascade & Columbia River Railroad
    • Recreation
    • Quality year-round recreation opportunities include:
      Hunting and fishing
      Water sports - boating, swimming, water skiing
      Snow skiing - downhill and cross-country
      Hiking, scenic drives
      Photo opportunities and much more
    • Economic and other business assistance is available from:
      Alliance 2005
      North Central Washington Business Loan Fund
      Okanogan County Council for Economic Development
      and other area organizations
    Information used with permission from the Okanogan Chamber of Commerce
Last Modified on March 9, 2011