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Water Sports near the town of Omak
Omak Lake
Located on the Colville Indian Reservation. Omak lake is Okanogan's premier spot for water skiing, fishing, sun bathing and swimming around Okanogan. The lake is about 10 miles long. The largest saline lake in Washington, is located southeast of Omak. It lies mostly within a steep-walled valley and is the principal body of water in the Omak Lake watershed. Omak Lake has no outlet and is fed by drainage from the surrounding hills and plateaus and from several inlet streams. With miles of sandy beach and hidden gems isolated from the general population there's plenty of room to play here. You most obtain a fishing permit from the Colville Indian tribe to fish here. Located 7 miles southeast of Omak; Omak Lake covers 3,244 acres and holds the record for a 18.04 pound Lahontan Cutthroat Trout caught in 1993. Public beach and boat access are located at the north end of the lake. 

Crawfish Lake
The lake is located 15 miles northeast of Omak. The north half of the lake is on USFS land, the south half is on the Colville Indian Reservation. If you plan to fish both ends of the lake, you would need to have a fishing permit from the Colville Indian Tribe and also a Washington permit! Most of the property along the shoreline of the lake is privately owned, with a US Forest Service campground occupying the northeast side of the lake. Boat Motors have been prohibited on the lake since 1996. Crawfish lake offers public fishing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking camping and swimming. Some consider the Crawfish in this lake to be a fine delicacy!

Green lake
Green Lake is a popular, year-round destination for a broad range of user groups for activities that include swimming, picnicking, fishing, boating and Camping.
Leave Okanogan heading west on Salmon Creek Rd 2 miles to, turn right on Spring Coulee Rd for 1 1/2 miles, turn right on Green Lake Rd; follow it to the access site. Tent, trailer, RV

Leader lake
Start from junction of SR 20 and US 97 in Okanogan. Go W on SR 20 for 8.4 mi. Turn right on Leader Lake Rd (paved, one lane) and go .4 mi to site. The campground has an accessible fishing platform (trout and bass fishing), and accessible camping and rest rooms. 159 acres. Rainbow trout. Boat launches, rest rooms, tent & trailer camping.

Okanogan River
The Okanogan river runs through the Okanogan valley. It's loaded with many different types of fish. There are many verities of trout, walleye, carp, bass, to croppy...you name it it's here. Ya never know what you might catch! You must obtain a fishing permit. The river can be fished by boat or from the shore. Easy fishing access is at the mouth of Salmon Creek in the town of Okanogan. There is a boat launch at the mouth of Salmon creek. Other access points are form nearby bridges. Locals have a blast rafting and boating on the Okanogan river. Please respect privet property.

Salmon Creek
Follow Salmon Creek road North West out of Okanogan. At the intersection of Salmon Creek road and Spring Coulee road is a decent place to try your luck from where the bridge crosses the creek. Small trout are abundant here. Great fishing spot for young kids! Go right on Spring Coulee road, follow it on up to look for other places to toss in your line. Please respect privet property.

There are many other lakes and streams within a few minutes drive of downtown Omak. Contact the Omak Chamber of Commerce for more information.

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See Conconully, Winthrop, Tonasket Etc...for places to hunt around Omak.
Snow Skiing
Loop Loop Ski Bowl
Loop Loop Ski area offers a variety of terrain for all levels of skiers. Located only 20 minutes from downtown Okanogan. There is one quad chair lift, jr. poma lift, rope tow, and a day lodge. Try out the nordic trails 25km at the Loop. Skiing & snowboarding lessons and rentals are available at the sight.

Highest Elevation 5,240 feet
Vertical Rise 1,240 feet
Offering 13 Runs( 20% Novice, 30% Intermediate, 50% Advance) Offering alpine skiing, night skiing, cross country and a half pipe.
Longest Run 10,560 feet
3 Lifts: 1 fixed quad, 2 tow
Annual Snowfall is about 4 feet

P.O. Box 1686, Omak  WA  98841
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Hiking & Biking
See Conconully, Winthrop, Tonasket Etc...for places to hike and Mountain Bike around Omak.
Omak Recreational Rentals
625 Okoma Dr
Omak, WA  98841
Add Adventure to your Vacation! 
Enjoy the "Great Outdoors of Okanogan County" 
from a vantage point few ever see!
Omak Cinema
108 S Main St
Omak, WA  98841
Okanogan Valley Golf Club
Located 1/4 mile off the Conconully Highway, halfway between Omak and Okanogan.
Valley Lanes
740 Riverside Dr
Omak, WA  98841
Omak Fish & Game Club
299 Robinson Canyon Rd
Omak, WA  98841
Cascade Outfitters Outdoor recreation gear
Obtain your Fishing & Hunting permits here!
645 Riverside Dr
Omak, WA  98841
Outdoor Recreation
204 Omak Ave
Omak, WA  98841

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