Anglers come to the Methow for legendary steelhead fishing on the rivers, and plentiful trout fishing in the alpine lakes. Hone your fishing skills with casting classes and guided trips provided by many local outfitters.
Vast public lands that climb from a ribbon of river-bottom are home to one of the largest populations of mule deer in the country, attracting the attention of hunters from across the West every October. Over 17,000 mule deer inhabit the hills and ranges of the Methow Valley. Grouse (Sept. 1st - 31st..) are abundant here, while pheasant and chukar attract upland bird hunters. The Methow is also known for cougar (early August - March) and bear hunting (early August - mid November). Regular deer hunting season usually opens the second weekend of October, with separate seasons for black powder and bow hunting. Guided pack trips available from many qualified, local guiding services.
Camping options are abundant, or if you don’t want to come home with a back ache, the lodging options are ample. For the non-hunting members of the expedition, Winthrop offers fine dining, shopping, art galleries and recreation.
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Phone: 509-996-2005 Winthrop, WA 98862
Pardners Mini Market
Groceries, gas and food that's fast until midnight every night. Lottery! Cash machine. Purchase your hunting and fishing licenses here along with fishing accessories and worms. Beautiful canopy tents available for rent by calling 996-2529.
Open daily 6 am-midnight.
Phone: 509-996-2211 Phone Alt.: 800-572-0493 | Website Address: Patterson Lake Rd, 9 miles SW of Winthrop Winthrop, WA 98862
Perched on a mountaintop overlooking Winthrop, Sun Mountain Lodge has 112 guestrooms with a variety of room types: cozy cabins on a private beach at Patterson Lake, standard guestrooms in the main Lodge and luxury accommodations featuring private patios and jetted tubs. Other amenities include a full service activities shop, year-round gear rentals, two restaurants including the AAA-four diamond dining room and casual Wolf Creek Bar and Grill, full service spa and a 5,000 bottle wine collection. 60 kilometers of trails right from your door! Activties include: horseback riding, mtn biking, pool, tennis, fishing, boating, hot tubs, XC skiing.
Recently honored by Fodor’s Travel as one of the Top 100 hotels in the world.
Phone: 509-996-2649 Email | Website Address: 170 Riverside Ave. | PO Box 3054 Winthrop, WA 98862
We are a quality outfitter for; hunters, fishermen (and women), campers, hikers and bikers (both kinds).
You'll find us right next to 3 Fingered Jack's with over 600 fly patterns, 100 knives (some by our custom makers), a full line of Vortex optics, Burt's Bees and special gifts for the outdoor lover in your life.
Phone: 509-997-1080 Email | Website Address: PO Box 1125 Twisp, WA 98856
Plan the adventure of a lifetime with one of Washington's Land or Water based Outfitters (horseback riding - wilderness pack trips - sleigh / wagon rides - hiking - rafting - fishing). Join all the outfitters during the spring Ride To Rendezvous - 49ers
Packers Rendezvous in Winthrop.
Phone: 509-997-0155 Email | Website Address: PO Box 103 Carlton, WA 98814