, situated at the confluence of the Similkameen and Okanogan rivers, is Eastern Washington's
gateway to British Columbia
. Oroville was originally a pioneer town and then a service point for gold miners. This border town located on the south shore of Lake Osoyoos
is an outdoor recreation paradise. Both the Okanogan
Highlands and the Cascade Mountains are minutes away.
Oroville offers fantastic year round recreation opportunities
. The terrain that surrounds Oroville ranges from river valley to high desert to subalpine with rivers and lakes enticing swimmers, boaters, water skiers and fisherman from spring through fall. When winter sets in, skiing, snowmobiling and snowshoeing are the draw.
Outdoor activity calls on the shores of Lake Osoyoos. The beaches and the calm waters are perfect for a choice of different water sports. Enjoy swimming, boating, water skiing, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, fishing, bicycling, and more throughout the summer months.
The lake is what vacationing is all about in Oroville and lakefront vacation rental accommodations
in the area provide a great home base for vacationers. Choose from lakefront vacation rentals, secluded cottages, modern condo rentals, or private holiday home accommodation.
There are a myriad of golf courses and wineries
in the area, both on the US side of the border and in Canada as well. Oroville is only a few miles from the Canadian border and a trip across to explore the South Okanagan
, showcasing the best in wines from Canada, is not to be missed.
The fertile slopes of the valley surrounding Oroville are teeming with fresh Okanagan fruit. The orchardists in the area are famous for their cherries, apples, and grapes to name just a few. July and August are the best months for a visit to sample some of the local delicacies.
A trip to Oroville makes for a great little getaway from the big city for those in search of some much needed rest and relaxation. Enjoy this tranquil setting from the comfort of a lakeside vacation rental, a condo rental near the course, accommodations tucked away in between vineyards and orchards, or lodging conveniently located
in the heart of town. Owner Direct Vacation Rentals can provide you with accommodation options for your next rip to Oroville.