Winthrop, Washington

While visiting Winthrop discover the beautiful scenery of the Methow Valley along with other attractions. Take a tour of the Shafer Museum to learn about the history of this area, drive the scenic Cascade Loop or take in the nature in North Cascades National Park or the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Explore this page to find what to see in Winthrop.

Art Galleries

Winthrop Gallery. 237 Riverside Avenue, Winthrop, WA 98862. Phone: 509-996-3925. E-mail

Museums and Exhibits

Shafer Museum. 285 Castle Avenue, PO Box 46, Winthrop, WA 98862. Phone: 509-996-2712. E-mail

National Forest

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

Expanding for more than 4 million acres, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest features a wide geographic range from old growth forests to alpine peaks to the dry, rugged terrain. Be sure to explore the beautiful Alpine Lakes, Glacier Peak, Henry M. Jackson, Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness areas.

National Park

North Cascades National Park. Phone: 360-854-7200; Fax: 360-856-1934.

The North Cascades National Park is located in the northernmost region of the Cascades. The wild, dramatic mountains are nearly impenetrable and remarkable because of their numerous glaciers, permanent snowfields, and sheer-walled cliffs, spires, and pinnacles. Hiking, backpacking and mountain climbing are popular recreational activities.

Scenic Byway

The Cascade Loop
Considered the best road trip in Washington, the Cascade Loop provides beautiful scenery from glacier fed Lake Chelan to sunny, semi-arid Columbia River Valley as well as a variety of recreational activities. See the Puget Sound and the peaks of the North Cascades National Park. Plan to spend anywhere from 1 to 4 days exploring this 440 mile (708km) byway.

Mount Baker Highway - Route 542
This 57 mile byway in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest features stunning scenery including the Nooksack River and the slopes of Mount Baker. Allow a minimum of 2 hours to really enjoy this byway. For road and trail conditions, see the USDA website for the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

State Parks

Conconully State Park. 119 Broadway Street, Conconully, WA 98819. Phone: 509-826-7408; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.

Located 22 miles north of Omak, Conconully park dates back to 1910. A replica of the town of Conconully's first courthouse and an early schoolhouse are still on the grounds. Enjoy the beauty of the freshwater shoreline. Picnic tables, 90 of them, and one kitchen shelter are also available.

Pearrygin Lake State Park. 561 Bear Creek Road, Winthrop, WA 98862. Phone: 509-996-2370; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.

Located just 4 miles northeast of Winthrop in the Methow Valley, this park provides plenty of sunshine, shade trees, a sandy beach and beautiful wildflowers in the spring and summer months.

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