Hiking Similkameen with Dale Swedberg.Here are a few of the public land options:

The US Forest Service Travel Plan for our area can be obtained by contacting the Tonasket Ranger District. Tonasket Ranger District, 1 West Winesap, Tonasket, WA 98855, 509-486-2186 (USFS Regional Website).

The Chesaw Unit of the Scotch Creek Wildlife Area is owned by Washington State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife.  This site is about 10 miles east of Eden Valley Guest Ranch.  Read about the Chesaw site.

About 25 miles west of Oroville or 20 miles west of Tonasket is the Sinlahekin Wild Life Area with lakes for fishing and bird watching as well as trails.

The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail goes nearby to Eden Valley Guest Ranch.  Visit the PNNST website for information.

West of Oroville about 25 miles is the Washington State Dept. of Natural Resource Loomis State Forest (location of Loomis Forest). Information for the Washington State Department of Natural Resources starts with a state level recreation map.

The United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands west of Oroville are the Split Rock, Palmer Mountain and Chopaka sites. Historically our guests seem to have trouble finding information about these nearby BLM lands.  There is a Palmer Lake area BLM Map online.  The BLM has taken away on-line easy to read maps and information in the Okanogan Country.  The WA Fish & Wildlife site about Palmer Lake seems most helpful at this time.

Web searches may provide information on hiking or mountain biking for the Tonasket and Oroville areas.  The Chambers for Oroville and Tonasket have maps and brochures of the north Okanogan.  Eden Valley Guest Ranch guests receive free Eden Valley maps upon check-in and guests may discuss trip ideas with a quick phone call.