The Park is a 181-acre camping park
where the mountainous pine forests meet the desert. Alta Lake is about
two miles long and a half mile wide. The park offers good trout fishing
during summer months. The park provides one kitchen shelter without electricity,
plus two sheltered and 18 unsheltered picnic tables. All day-use facilities
are first-come, first-served. 2 boat ramps, 60 feet of dock, Fishing, Swimming.
Water Skiing and Sailboarding are popular with park visitors. Water-skiing
can be dangerous on this small lake. There are waterskiing opportunities
four miles away on the Columbia River in Pateros. From Pateros, drive two
miles west on Hwy. 153. Turn left on Alta Lake Road. Continue two miles
to the park.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Winter: Closed Nov. 1, reopens March
The City of Brewster is very proud
of its Parks system. Brewster boasts waterfront parks with docks
and a boat launch, gazebos, several sports fields, a community center and
public swimming pool. Brewster's park gazebos are available for rent for
special occasions for a nominal fee.
Columbia Cove Park
The park is directly adjacent to
the beautiful Columbia River, Columbia Cove Park and boat launch.
The RV Park is now open for the season May through October 2006. Think
of us for your next reunion, club get together or just a weekend away from
home. Also check out Brewster Waterfront Trail
everything you need for boating, rafting, water-skiing, wake boarding,
and jet skiing. There are 8 docks and also two boat launches at Waterfront
Park in Pateros.
around Pateros and Brewster
Columbia River and the Methow River are open for Steelheading. The opening
date changes yearly (typically mid-Sept. through Early Oct.). Salmon fishing
has been open seasonally a short distance from Pateros. The Columbia River
produces a variety of fish including, Walleye, Trout and Bass. Check with
the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife for all opening dates and regulations. There
are other lakes close to Pateros such as Alta and Rat Lakes which are stocked
with Rainbow Trout.
The Pateros area is a paradise for
bird watchers. Large numbers of neo-tropical migrants move through this
area spring and fall and large numbers of hawks work the ridge line between
Lake Chelan and the Methow valley, just above Pateros. A Hawk Watch station
operates on this ridge yearly doing counts and banding. Broad winged hawks
have been seen here, as well as Hawk owls, but most of the migration is
Coopers and Sharp shinned hawks. The area has nesting Ospreys, Bald Eagles,
Golden eagles, Swainson hawks and Kestrels. Wintering populations of everything
from Lapland Longspurs to Gyrfalcons occur here. There are several thousand
acres of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife managed public lands within
4 miles of Pateros that allow hiking and bird watching.
Bird & Deer
More than 80% of Okanogan county
is public land and open to hunting during the open seasons, Lake Pateros
has excellent hunting for ducks and geese and Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
lands (over 7,000 acres) nearby on the Columbia river are managed for upland
birds (pheasant, valley quail, chukar, and huns).
The area is also home to large populations
of black bear and cougar and there are long seasons available for hunting.
See your Washington hunting pamphlet for the details.
Not only are you welcome to snowmobile
on the streets of Pateros, you can also access the Black Canyon (8mi.)
and Gold Creek (16mi.) Sno-Parks with just a short drive from Pateros.
Both sno-parks give you access to literally hundreds of miles of trails.
There are many other parks and trail systems that can be reached easily
in less than an hour from Pateros.
Visit Alta Lake Golf Resort for
beautiful greens, comfortable lodging and breath-taking views!
|Contact the Pateros Chamber of Commerce
for additional information.