Okanogan County offers some of the best recreation opportunities in the Northwest. Pateros is centrally located and provides access to the best recreation you can find.

Here's a taste of what there is to do here! Click on the links below to find more info, or let us know when you arrive that you need information on recreation!

River Rafting

 Whether it's in hardcore whitewater or on a mellow float, you'll be assured of a fun trip with the seasoned local guides of Osprey River Adventures. Osprey River Adventures has been specializing in Methow Whitewater trips for over a decade and has pioneered new runs in the Methow Valley suitable for all ages and experience levels. An exceptional area and an exceptional river. Drop off is just one mile from the Lake Pateros Inn. Call for information on our rafting packages with Osprey River Adventures.

Waterskiing & Wakeboarding

The Columbia river offers some of the best waterskiing and wakeboarding in the state. Unless you own your own private pond, it does not get any better than this. With 17 miles of open, virtually undiscovered water, you can’t miss.


Come explore the vastness of the beautiful Columbia river. Whether it's waterskiing, tubing, fishing or just floating lazily along and soaking in the sunshine, you are sure to come away feeling refreshed.

Jet skiing

There is an abundance of water and a number of sandy beaches to enjoy the sunshine.


If you’re tired of the gorge and the crowd, check out our spring winds, you can find caps nearly every afternoon.


Explore the Methow valley to its fullest. There are so many trails to choose from, whether you are the amateur or the hard-core hiker.

Mountain Biking

Not only are there trails to hike, but if you bring your bike along you will find an adventure waiting.

Skiing & Snowboarding

 Echo Ridge outside of Chelan and the Loup Loup in the Okanogan are family focused, avoid the crowds of the larger ski areas. Snow tubing and a luge are available at the Loup Loup Ski Bowl.


Access the Methow Valley and Lake Chelan Snowmobiling trails are just a short drive from the motel. Expect no crowds, no ruts, beautifully groomed trails, gorgeous views, and awesome riding. Ride hard, sleep well!!

Cross-Country Skiing

Find an abundance of groomed ski trails. There are plenty of places to rent the gear and the ski passes are affordable.


Birds, deer, bear, Okanogan County is the ideal hunting terrain. Hunt the morning, fish the afternoon!


You can fish right from our dock or we are just minutes from some of the best fishing in the state.



Enjoy our beautiful lawn, hang out on the dock or just relax poolside.

Book your stay at the Lake Pateros Motor Inn Today!