Beat the Heat in Okanogan Country!
Beat the Heat in Okanogan Country
It's going to be a hot summer so we put together a list of popular swimming holes and pools in Okanogan Country. Remember to stay safe when swimming in rivers or lakes and wear a lifejacket. A life jacket is one of the most effective pieces of safety gear in a boat. Pro-tip: It only works if you wear it.
- According to the U.S. Coast Guard, most boating related drownings happen on nice days.
- Studies show that if you wear a life jacket, you’re more likely to survive if something goes wrong.
- Anyone can drown regardless of age and swimming capabilities. Especially in cold water, which many of Washington’s waterways are cold year-round.
Steamboat Rock State Park
Steamboat Rock State Park is a 3,522-acre camping park with 50,000 feet of freshwater shoreline at the north end of Banks Lake. Dominating the landscape is basaltic rock with a surface area of 600 acres. 2 campground areas and a large day-use area are on sweeping green lawns, protected from winds by tall dramatic poplars. The surrounding areas are carpeted with wildflowers, adding to the gray-green brush of the Scablands. A sandy swimming area and boat launches make the area a favorite for visitors who enjoy water-play and want respite from the hot, summer sun.
Alta Lake State Park
A 181 acre camping park where the mountainous pine forests meet the desert. Alta Lake is about 2 miles long and offers good trout fishing during summer months. State park, public access, fishing, swimming, boating, water recreation.
Conconully State Park