Okanogan County was the center of Washington’s gold rush in the late 1800s and residents of Conconully, along with the extensive network of abandoned mines in the area, attest that the town was a vital hub. Today, the town serves up more recreation opportunities than gold claims, yet still promotes its frontier charm. Two lakes, Conconully Lake (upper) and Conconully Reservoir (lower), provide some Dept. of Fish and Wildlife stocked fun in the scenic surroundings of arid Eastern Washington. The high ridges that climb to Lone Frank Pass tout thrilling snowmobile, ATV, and adventure motorcycle routes during their respective seasons. If you come to explore the Okanogan Valley, be sure to refuel in Conconully and take in a bit of gold country.
The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR) is an overlanding route across Washington State from Oregon to British Columbia that utilizes mostly unpaved public backroads. The route climbs over the vast mountains and ridges of Washington’s Cascade Range. Four-wheel drive vehicles with high clearance or adventure motorcycles are the required vehicles for travel along this route. […]