island park Trail
Created by a 12th grade English class at the local high school, this small gem is located just south of First Avenue in the city of Okanogan and plays host to a rich variety of native birds, plants, fish, mammals and even an occasional cross-country skier.
Old growth deciduous trees provide a shady riparian environment along the banks of the Okanogan River only a short distance from the downtown business area. Easy to find and a pleasure to explore, this well-established hiking, walking, and running trail includes approximately 3 miles of graded trails plus opportunities for birding, fishing, and wildlife photography.
The collaborative interpretive signage was created by Okanogan Conservation District and local high school students. Beware of poison ivy and mosquitoes.
At the south end of Okanogan the First Avenue Bridge forms the connection between Route 20 and Route 97. As you approach the bridge from either direction, look for a dirt road on the river’s west bank and follow it to a well marked parking area.