Palmer Mountain and Split Rock


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Welcome to Palmer Mountain and Split Rock Recreation Sites! Palmer Mountain Management Area comprises more than 6,500 acres of public land and is managed by the BLM. It is a great place for hiking, backpacking, camping, horseback riding, hunting, mounting biking, and fishing at tiny Washburn Lake. The autumn is especially picturesque when the many stands of aspen trees create a brilliant yellow and orange background. Visitors are sure to find a favorite spot to enjoy the quiet, scenic views of the Okanogan hillsides, aspen tree groves, grasslands, and the serene waters of Washburn Lake. Know before you go Palmer Mountain is open year round, but the main access road is closed by snow in winter. No fees. Cellular phone reception may be limited. Three campsites with fire rings overlook the lake, but no other facilities are present. Hookups and potable water are not available. Please note that Split Rock has two vaulted toilets. Please pack out all trash and leave no trace. Please dispose all pet waste in trash receptacles. directions From Highway 97 at Tonasket, take the Loomis Oroville Highway west towards Loomis. Turn right on the Washburn Lake Road after approximately 12 miles. Follow the gravel road to the parking area above Washburn Lake and to other public lands administered by BLM. Contact info point of interest 915 N. Walla Walla Ave. Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-665-2100 Palmer Mountain is alive with color during spring and early summer when many varieties of wildflowers bloom. At higher elevations, wildflower season may extend into July. Photo by Leslie Kehmeier, IMBA

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