The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife public access (boat launch and parking area) at Pearrygin Lake near Winthrop will be closed Monday through Wednesday (June 17-19) for maintenance work. Crews will be removing hazardous trees from around the parking area and restrooms. Signs will be posted to notify the public of the closure. If […]
Pearrygin Lake State Park
Here are some reminders about parking at Pearrygin Lake State Park, courtesy of Assistant Ranger Bryan Alexander.
Winter activities include groomed trails for hiking, fat biking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing…
The New Old Time Chataqua will come to Pearrygin Lake State Park for three days in June 2018, and local residents who might be interested in participating are invited to find out more at a meeting from 9 a.m. – noon on Sept. 15 at The Cove II in Twisp. Chautauqua organizer Paul Magid, State […]
Campfires and charcoal grills are prohibited everywhere in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, including in developed campgrounds, dispersed campsites and wilderness areas, as of Friday (Aug. 4). Worsening fire conditions and continued hot and dry weather prompted fire officers to impose the complete ban.
Maps of the trail system are available at the trailheads and online at www.methowcyclesport.com/trails-fatbike-map-plsp. All trails are open to fat bikes and snowshoers; a selection of trails are open to cross-country skiers and winter walkers. There are options at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. A Sno-Park pass is required to park in the lots.
New Pearrygin Lake State Park ranger Adam Banuelos didn’t always dream of entering the field of outdoor recreation. The Lynnwood, Washington, native spent the early part of his college years at Cal State Northridge as a mechanical engineering major. But after …
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.
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 […]
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 and buns, and …
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 […]