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Pearrygin Lake State Park prepares to shut down along with other state agencies

Pearrygin Lake State Park prepares to shut down along with other state agencies

For the second time in as many years, Rick Lewis is making preparations to shut down the state parks he manages. And if the Washington state Legislature can’t come up with a two-year budget by midnight on Tuesday (June 30), agencies across the state will be turning on their answering machines and locking their doors....
Trails plans proceed on Pearrygin Lake shore

Trails plans proceed on Pearrygin Lake shore

State park managers are proceeding with plans for a new trail on the west and south sides of Pearrygin Lake. The trail would add 3 miles to the existing Rex Derr trail, with 2.5 miles on the lake shore, plus half a mile to trail access on Bear Creek Road. Once completed, the Rex Derr...
Ranger Rick celebrates 25 years at Pearrygin Lake State Park – and job is still ‘evolving’

Ranger Rick celebrates 25 years at Pearrygin Lake State Park – and job is still ‘evolving’

Rick Lewis is back to flipping burgers and brats, but not because he’s been demoted to grill cook. “I told everybody I’d buy them lunch,” he said, which, on Monday (June 1), meant 20 people gathered around the kitchen and back patio of Pearrygin Lake State Park headquarters, filling paper plates with potato salad, chips...
Sports briefs: June 3, 2015

Sports briefs: June 3, 2015

Bike Rodeo at Pearrygin Lake The annual Bike Rodeo at Pearrygin Lake State Park will be on June 13 from 10 a.m.–noon. Registration for the free event begins at 9:45 a.m. in the east boat launch parking lot. The rodeo is for kids ages 5–12, and will focus on maneuvering skills, new skills in effective...
Arts briefs: May 27, 2015

Arts briefs: May 27, 2015

Marracci exhibit in Mazama Paintings by local artist Sue Marracci are on exhibit at the Mazama Country Inn through Aug. 30. The free exhibit is presented by Confluence Gallery. Marracci is a long-time resident of the Methow Valley and has been showing her artwork here since 2004. For more information, call 997-2787. Piano students in...
Kids fish for prizes at Pearrygin on Saturday

Kids fish for prizes at Pearrygin on Saturday

Saturday (April 25) is opening day of fishing season, when the Methow Eagles holds its annual fishing derby at the East Campground boat launch at Pearrygin Lake State Park. “We’re looking forward to a great fishing season,” said Okanogan Highlands Area Manager Rick Lewis. Derby registration starts at 8 a.m. Prizes will be given in...
Pearrygin Lake State Park opens to another anticipated busy season

Pearrygin Lake State Park opens to another anticipated busy season

Pearrygin Lake State Park opened as scheduled on April 1, and experienced its first flood of visitors on Saturday (April 4) for the annual Easter egg hunt co-sponsored by Winthrop Kiwanis and the Twisp Valley Grange. Saturday was a “Discover Pass Free Day,” a date specifically requested by park rangers across the state so that users...
Community briefs: April 1, 2015

Community briefs: April 1, 2015

Egg hunt at Pearrygin Make sure you get to Pearrygin Lake State Park’s main campground before noon on Saturday (April 4), because that’s when the Twisp Valley Grange’s annual Easter egg hunt starts — and they don’t wait for dawdlers. The event is free, and no Discover Pass is needed to park. After the egg...
Pearrygin Lake State Park prepares for onset of winter

Pearrygin Lake State Park prepares for onset of winter

By Laurelle Walsh

Camping at Pearrygin Lake State Park ends for the season at noon on Oct. 27, when both campgrounds officially close for the winter; however, many opportunities remain for public access in the off season. Vehicles may still enter on the east entrance road and park in the contact station area,...

Community briefs: September 17, 2014

Community briefs: September 17, 2014

This week: Tool drive for fire and flood victims, Fire recovery workshop, Co-op celebrates 75 years, Free day at state parks, Soup Dinner tickets on sale soon, and Emergency planning meeting