Community Overview: Pateros

Community Overview:  Pateros

Welcome to Pateros, Washington! Located at the confluence of the mighty Columbia River and the Methow River, just 59 miles north of Wenatchee. Below we've put together a brief overview of the communities, location, and things to do in Pateros!

Things to do:

Enjoy a round of golf at Alta Lake Golf Course and then cool off in beautiful (& warm) Alta Lake!  Enjoy summer nights at the Bakery. Karaoke, live music, pizza, spirits and of course; famous Sweet River Bakery treats!  Join us for the annual Apple Pie Jamboree; parade, vendors, food vendors, 3 on 3 basketball tournament, jetski races & firework show (3rd weekend in July) or join us for the Pateros Hydroraces (3rd weekend in August) every year! 
  • Penninsula Park.  The perfect cove to play in on the Columbia River! Swimming, children's playset, mulitple covered picnic shelters located just across from the Pateros boat launch!
  • Golf at nearby Alta Lake Golf Course
  • Boat, swim, hike and play all day at Alta Lake State Park
  • Noteable Food:  Sweet River Bakery & Kodi's Noon Saloon


  • Visit nearby Loup Loup Ski Bowl or Echo Valley Skiing and Tubing
  • Snowmobiling nearby at: Black Canyon Snow Park or South Gold Creek Snow Park.
  • Ice Skating at nearby Winthrop Rink (35 miles west) or X-country skiing at Methow Trails.


  • In-Town Living
  • Beautiful Methow River Waterfront
  • Alta Lake - a beautiful community surrounding Alta Lake Golf Course and located next to beautiful Alta Lake and Alta Lake State Park. This close-knit community has annual golf cart parades for 4th of July and Halloween, potlucks, a book club, & weekly golf events; that's why so many call Alta their "happy place!" 
  • Lower Methow Valley - From the mouth of the Methow & the Columbia to Lower Gold Creek, the Methow Valley offers quiet, beautiful acreage with bountiful views and outdoor recreation. 
As always, if you're in the market for a new home or you want more information on homes and real estate in North Central Washington, please don't hesitate to reach out! Whether you're coming for the day, the weekend, or to stay... we want you to enjoy everything NCW has to offer and we'd love to earn your business!

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