Omak Lake sits in North Central Washington, very near the communities of Omak and Okanogan. Getting out to the lake can be a lot of fun. Once there, you can go paddle boarding, kayaking, water skiing, swimming, fishing, and more there. There’s also a good amount of opportunity to explore the hillsides that surround the lake.
There’s more to the area than that though. Take a look at these three great places to see within an easy drive from Omak Lake.
Conconully is a tiny community, about 40 minutes west of Omak Lake, nestled between Conconully Lake and Conconully Reservoir. It’s home to Conconully State Park, a very popular location for camping enthusiasts. Conconully is also home to several private fishing and recreational getaways. When you visit Conconully, you really are getting away from it all.
Visit Grand Coulee Dam
Grand Coulee Dam is one of the more popular destinations in North Central Washington, attracting fans of engineering, history, and natural scenery. The dam is famous for its visitors center, laser light show, and as an engineering marvel. It also backs up water behind it in the form of Lake Roosevelt. Banks Lake is also located nearby. Grand Coulee Dam is just a little over an hour southeast from Omak Lake and it has been impressing and entertaining people for decades.
Visit the Cowboy Town of Winthrop
The small town of Winthrop sits on Highway 20, about an hour and 15 minutes west of Omak Lake. This little community is fun for everyone with its Old West decor and cowboy feel. The wooden plank sidewalks and great retail and dining options all have that same Old West theme. Kids and adults both love the time they spend in Winthrop. A short drive outside the town and you’re in the midst of some of the best scenery in the state.