Twisp, Washington
Activities

Twisp is a destination for the outdoor enthusiast. Hiking, backpacking and climbing are popular recreational activities in North Cascades National Park. The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers year-round recreational opportunities with hundreds of miles of trails for biking, hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. The Methow and Twisp Rivers provide fishing and rafting opportunities. Find out what to do in Twisp by exploring this page.

Birding

North Central Washington Audubon Society. E-mail

Festivals and Events

Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival
Nine days of music featuring 5 major concerts await you at the Methow Valley Chamber Music Festival. Enjoy local wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres while listening to the music. Each concert evening begins with a social hour and ends with a afterglow where you can meet the musicians.

Guides and Outfitters - Fishing

Griffs Fly Fishing Adventures. Phone: 509-929-3813. E-mail

Outdoor Recreation

North Cascades National Park. Phone: 360-854-7200; Fax: 360-856-1934.
Popular activities include hiking, backpacking and mountain climbing. Other recreation includes biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, bird and wildlife watching.

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Methow Valley Ranger District: 24 West Chewuch Road, Winthrop, WA 98862. Phone: 509-996-4003.

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest offers year-round recreational opportunities with hundreds of miles of trails for biking, hiking, backpacking and horseback riding. Take the scenic route and sightsee on the hundreds of miles of forest roads. Many other activities await you including fishing, hunting, climbing, OHV, snowmobiling, downhill and cross country skiing.

Snow Activities

Loup Loup Ski Bowl. 97 FS 4200 100 Road, PO Box 768, Okanogan, WA 98840, Twisp, WA . Office Phone: 509-557-3401; Conditions: 509-557-3405; Toll-free: 1-866-699-5334; Fax: 866-677-1402. E-mail

Tours

The Gabby Cabby. Phone: 509-341-4650. E-mail

Trails

Methow Valley Sport Trails Association. 209 Castle Avenue, PO Box 147, Winthrop, WA 98862. Phone: 509-996-3287. E-mail

Louis Lake
Take a moderately strenuous, eleven mile hike around Louis Lake. The trailhead elevation is 3,600 feet topping out at 5,360 feet. This is an out-and-back trail best enjoyed mid-June the mid-October.

Water Activities

Methow River
Named after the Methow Native Americans, the Methow River is characterized with beautiful scenery and crystal clear water. Home to some of the largest Rainbow and Cutthroat Trout makes this river ideal for fishing. In the late summer to early fall you can fish for steelhead.

Twisp River
At 26 miles long, the Twisp River originates in the North Cascades and flows into the Methow River in Twisp, Washington. The Twisp River's name comes from an Indian word that means yellowjacket or wasp. The fisherman will be able to catch smallmouth bass, largemouth bass and rainbow trout. Trails along the river provide opportunities for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

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