Located just four miles south of the Canadian border on State Highway 97, Oroville is Eastern Washington's gateway to British Columbia and an outdoor recreation paradise. Situated at the confluence of the Similkameen and Okanogan rivers on the south shore of Lake Osoyoos both the Okanogan Highlands and the Cascade Mountains are just minutes away.
Oroville and the surrounding area offer fantastic year round recreation opportunities for everyone. In a climate truly embracing all four seasons, this is your chance to relax and enjoy all the possibilities offered by numerous lakes, streams and rivers in an environment ranging from river valley to high desert to sub alpine, all within a one hour drive.
Enjoy swimming, boating, water skiing, hiking, hunting, fishing, bicycling, golfing and more all summer. Then, when winter sets in, get out your snow skis, snowmobile or snowshoes to enjoy winter time bliss. Photo opportunities are abundant with the great geologic scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities!
The Oriole area has a rich and colorful history of important trails over a span of the last 10,000 years including Native American, Astor, Northwest and Hudson Bay fur trading, cattle herding and current development of Pacific Northwest Trail. Information for all of these can be found at the Oroville Train Depot Museum.