The Columbia River Region stretches along the Columbia
River from Pateros to the Grand Coulee Dam Area. It
includes fascinating geological features, the Colville Indian
Reservation and unsurpassed recreational opportunities.
Pateros was originally established as
around 1896 by Lee Ives when he began farming
near the confluence of the
Methow and Columbia
and built his landmark hotel on the banks of the
Columbia.Today, Pateros is a vibrant community with parks,
picnics, swimming areas,
fruit stands with fresh local
, fishing and dining.Take a walk along the river, watch
hydroplane or Jet Ski races
, take part in the
Pie Jamboree in July,
or get in some incredible
and steelhead fishing.
Brewster’s location at the confluence of the
Okanogan and Columbia Rivers has made it a gateway to
the vast lands of the north since before
established the first American inland
fur trading post nearby. On the way to Bridgeport, the
newly-built Gamble Sands Golf Course and Resort,
designed by famous Scottish architect David McLay Kidd,
is a destination in its own right.
Nestled between beautiful hills along the
Columbia River, Bridgeport’s most prominent feature is the
Chief Joseph Dam, which creates a fabulous fishery in the
RufusWoods Lake immediately behind the dam.
GRAND COULEE DAM AREA
marvel is nearly a mile across, over 500 feet tall and flows
into the Pacific Ocean.The mighty dam harnesses the power
six trillion gallons
of water, sending clean hydro
power into eleven states.
free of charge at the dam and check out the
every night in summer on the face of the dam. Epic
events include the
Banks Lake Triple Fish Challenge,
REGIONS: Columbia River Area