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Winthrop

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History Museums · Valleys · State Parks
Winthrop is a town in Okanogan County, Washington, United States. It is east of Mazama and north of Twisp. The population of the Winthrop area was 1,916 at the 2000 census; however, the incorporated town had a population of 349. The 2010 census showed an increase to 394 within the town limits.HistoryWinthrop was officially incorporated on March 12, 1924. Native Americans were the first inhabitants of Winthrop. They lived along the banks of the Methow, Twisp, and Chewuch rivers, digging camas root, picking berries, fishing and hunting. The first white men to visit the valley were trappers in the 19th century.In the spring of 1868, placer gold was discovered in the Slate Creek District.In 1883, the lure of gold brought the first permanent white settlers, three of whom were James Ramsey, Ben Pearrygin, and Guy Waring. Waring stopped at the forks of the Chewuch and Methow rivers in 1891. His family settled into the "Castle" (now the Shafer Museum). Although Waring is the acclaimed founding father, the town is named after Theodore Winthrop, a Yale graduate, adventurer/traveler and gifted 19th century author. The town was rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1893. Waring's original Duck Brand Saloon was built in 1891. It survived the fire and is now Winthrop's Town Hall.
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Shafer Historical Museum ©
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Shafer Historical Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
Methow Valley ©
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Methow Valley
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Pearrygin Lake State Park
4.3
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Specialty Museum
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Side trips from Winthrop

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Lake Chelan ©
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Scenic Drive
N Cascades Hwy North Cascades National Park
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Duration: 2 hours
Slidewaters ©
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Slidewaters Chelan
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Hidden gems in Winthrop

Methow River ©
Water Body
Methow River
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Duration: 2 hours
Slate Peak ©
Scenic Drive
Slate Peak
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head ©
Hiking Trail
Falls Creek Falls Trail Head
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Winthrop Twin Lakes Loop
Biking Trail
Winthrop Twin Lakes Loop
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Golf in Winthrop

Bear Creek Golf Course ©
Golf Course
Bear Creek Golf Course
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Winthrop

Winthrop National Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Area
Winthrop National Fish Hatchery
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Winthrop

White Buck Trading Co. & Museum
Specialty Museum
White Buck Trading Co. & Museum
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Duration: 2 hours

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