activities & recreation


Alta Lake Golf Course is just 3 miles away. Go up highway 20 for two miles and turn left. Follow the signs. There are two golf courses in nearby Chelan and one in Bridgeport. Another very fine golf course 30 minutes to the South is Desert Canyon.

Alta Lake Golf Course 509-923-2359 Pateros
Gamble Sands 1.509.436.8323 Brewster
Desert Canyon Golf Course 509-784-1111 Orondo
Bear Mountain Golf Course 509-682-8200 Chelan
Lake Woods Golf Course 509-686-5721 Bridgeport

Boat Launches

One boat launch is located near the confluence on the North East side of the Methow River. The other one is located in the town of Pateros, about 400 yards upriver from the Pateros Lakeshore Inn. There are additional boat launches down river between Pateros and Wells Dam, on the highway side of the river. There is another boat launch in the town of Brewster, below the bridge. Safety Comment: The water just above the Brewster Bridge is very shallow in the Brewster Flat area. Go slow and be cautious, until you learn the channel.


Horseback riding is available at the West end of Alta Lake. Enjoy a scenic ride through Antoine Canyon.


Swimming is available at the Alta Lake State Park, located three miles from here. Proceed two miles up highway 20, turn west and follow the signs. The park has a great swimming beach and day use picnic area.

Besides good fishing, Alta Lake State Park has a great hiking trail that takes you part way up Billy Goat Mountain. The trail provides a spectacular view of the lower Methow and Columbia valleys.

A Place To Play

Part of the charm of Pateros is the small-town feel and easy access to the public tennis court, kid's playground, and beach.

Snowmobiling and Skiing

Lots of miles of groomed trails are available in Okanogan County. Two nearby areas would be Black Canyon, (8 miles up highway 20 on the West side) and Gold Creek (16 miles up highway 20 on the West side). You can access many more miles of trails from these two draws.

Alpine and Nordic skiing are both availabe nearby in the Methow Valley.  If you prefer the Wenatchee area, check out Mission Ridge.

We're Partnered with local courses Gamble Sands and Alta Lake Golf 

About the Area

The City of Pateros. "Located at the confluence of the Columbia and Methow Rivers, Pateros, WA is the entrance to the Methow and Okanogan Valleys and a year-round paradise that offers abundant sunshine, generous snowfall, lakes, rivers, and streams which compliment all activities"

Activities abound in the Lake Pateros area - right out your door at the Pateros Lakeshore Inn or just a few miles away! Pateros is the southern gateway to Okanogan Country and the Okanogan Trails Scenic Byway. Close to Lake Chelan, the Methow Valley, Grand Coulee Dam, the Upper Columbia River, Alta Lake and thousands of acres of public lands, Pateros Lakeshore Inn is the hub of your adventures