A lot of this information is taken from okanogancounty.com. But, hey, we are competing with the likes of Grand Coulee Dam (half of which is in our county) and Winthrop in the Methow Valley. By the way, the scope and size of Okanogan County: From Grand Coulee Dam to Winthrop is a 2 hour drive, as is both of those destinations to Oroville. So forgive us if we want to concentrate on what is found HERE.
The Okanogan Highlands as a drive in itself can be quite enthralling, but add to it interesting stops and information and it can turn into an adventure. This map has all the details. DOWNLOAD MAP
To the West and SW of Oroville is the Many Lakes Region. Explore the historical places and points along the way. Careful visiting abandoned gold mines, especially on private property. To see details: DOWNLOAD MAP.
Walk into the 1905 bank and steal some history of Old Molson, New Molson, and Middle Molson. The outdoor buildings are open year round. From May - September visit the 1914 school house turned into a very well curated museum. DOWNLOAD FLYER.
According to this site, (CLICK HERE) our area hosts 4 of the state's "Spookiest Ghost Towns." Granted, none are as developed as Molson, but still interesting to stop and see. Check out the maps mentioned earlier.
The Depot Museum is a classic 1907 Train Depot turned into museum and historical archive. The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society changes out displays almost every year and runs the Visitors Information Center there.