Okanogan National Forest


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Okanogan National Forest

Address:1240 S 2nd Ave
Okanogan, WA 98841

Phone:509-826-3275
Fax:509-826-3789
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r6/oka
Size: 1,501,782 acres.
Location:Northern Washington. Accessible by US 97 and WA 20. Nearby cities/towns include Conconully, Mazama, Okanogan, Twisp, and Winthrup.
Facilities:38 campgrounds, trails (1,285 miles), scenic overlooks, scenic drives, 55 lakes, picnic sites.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting, OHV riding, rock climbing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, heli-skiing.
Special Features:100-foot Cedar Creek Falls; Goat Wall, a huge granite outcropping above the western end of Methow Valley; North Cascades Scenic Highway; Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawtooth wilderness areas; Big Tree Botanical Area, featuring two 600-year-old western larch trees; a segment of the Pacific Crest Trail (see separate entry in national trails section).

See other parks in Washington.
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That's what happened on July 10, 2001, when four fire fighters trapped in the "Thirty Mile Fire" in Washington's Okanogan National Forest were sacrificed to the supposed benefit of the endangered bull trout.
Along with northwestern Maine and Okanogan National Forest in Washington State, the Seeley-Swan is one of only three documented breeding populations.
Weaver, 21--who died in Washington's Okanogan National Forest while battling a fire that started when someone abandoned a campfire.
Mitch Friedman, NWEA executive director, sees the petition as a way of "exposing the soft underbelly of USFS." Last year, NWEA submitted the highest bid for a 275-acre timber sale in the Okanogan National Forest in north-central Washington.
In 1979, Chip became the first African-American District Ranger in the nation when he was selected for the ranger position on the Conconully District of the Okanogan National Forest in Washington.
On a long-ago vacation to Sun Valley, Idaho, future billionaire Erivan Haub met people who introduced him to Washington's Puget Sound, Okanogan National Forest and the Pasayten Wilderness.
On July 10th, four firefighters battling a blaze in Washington state's Okanogan National Forest were killed by the fire, after waiting more than nine hours for a requested water drop.
At 8,000 feet, he could see hundreds of miles in any direction--the northern Cascades, the Okanogan National Forest, and into British Columbia.
It takes its northernmost steps on the border of Okanogan National Forest, in Washington; its southernmost point lies east of San Diego on the California-Baja border.
America's Alps: The North Cascades of Washington and British Columbia, Passyten Wilderness and Okanogan National Forest. August 3-11.
In Washington's Okanogan National Forest, an attempt by environmentalists to thwart a salvage sale by playing by the rules was squelched.