Spokane District | WA
Season Dates: 3/01 - 11/30
Palmer Mountain Recreation Area is a great place for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, hunting, mounting biking, and fishing at Washburn Lake. Dispersed camping is also allowed. The autumn is especially picturesque when the many stands of aspen create a brilliant background. For those who want to "get away from it all," there are plenty of hiking options on a number of roads and trails that branch off the main Palmer Mountain Road. You are sure to find a favorite spot to enjoy the quiet, scenic views of the Okanogan hillsides, aspen groves and grasslands, and the peaceful waters of Washburn Lake.
From Highway 97 at Tonasket, take the Loomis_Oroville Highway west towards Loomis. Turn right on the Washburn Lake Road after approximately 12 miles. Follow the gravel road to Washburn Lake and other public land administered by BLM.