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Twisp is a small town located in Okanogan County in northern Washington. As of the 2000 census, the population was 928 residents. The town of Twisp lies near the Canadian border at the confluence of the Methow River with the Twisp River. This is a gorgeous area of the country, bordered on the north by the Canadian Okanagan, on the south and east by the Columbia River Basin and Lake Roosevelt and on the west by the 10,000 foot peaks of the Cascade Mountains. The town of Twisp is rural in nature, teeming with wildlife and birdlife and beautiful vistas all around. The area is also dotted with hundreds of lakes, rivers and streams - truly a nature lover's dream. Just some of the recreational activities available include whitewater rafting, fly fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding and backpacking. In the wintertime, there is cross-country and downhill skiing, ice fishing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and dog-sledding. With such natural beauty, it's no wonder that Twisp has become a magnet for a vast array of artists, writers and musicians, as well. Visitors enjoy art galleries, coffee shops, live music and other entertainment, not just in Twisp, but in all the small towns and villages of Okanogan County.

Surrounding areas: Winthrop, Washington (8.4 mi), Mazama, Washington (20.1 mi), Lake Chelan, Washington (36.9 mi)

Twisp Vacation Rentals

Twisp Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Chewuch Inn223 White AveWinthrop, WA8.0 mi.(509) 996-3107
Best Western Cascade InnWinthrop, WA8.4 mi.(509) 996-3100
Brown's Farm InnWolf CRK RdWinthrop, WA8.4 mi.(509) 996-2571
Sun Mountain LodgePatterson LK RdWinthrop, WA8.4 mi.(509) 996-2211
Westar Retreat & LodgingWinthrop, WA8.4 mi.(509) 996-2697
Winthrop MTN View ChaletsHwy 20 & Koa RdWinthrop, WA8.4 mi.(509) 996-3113
Trails End Motel130 Riverside AveWinthrop, WA8.6 mi.(509) 996-2303
River Run Inn27 Rader RdWinthrop, WA8.7 mi.(509) 996-2173
Conconully MotelConconully, WA21.7 mi.(509) 826-1610
Mazama Country Inn42 Lost River RdMazama, WA24.3 mi.(509) 996-2681
Ponderosa Motor Lodge1034 2ND SOkanogan, WA24.4 mi.(509) 422-0400
Cedars InnOne ApplewayOkanogan, WA24.7 mi.(509) 422-6431
Rodeway Inn & Suites122 N MainOmak, WA27.4 mi.(509) 826-0400
Omak Inn912 Koala AveOmak, WA27.5 mi.(509) 826-3822

Twisp Weather & Climate

Northeast Washington, near the Canadian border, generally has a humid continental climate. Cold air moving southward through Canada will occasionally cross the higher mountains into northern Washington. Although it receives a lot of rain, summers are quite dry. This region is occasionally subject to unusual and harsh weather due to an upper level trough that drives down cold Arctic air from the Canadian interior. This cold air mass can collide with a Gulf of Alaska cold front and create high winds, ice, snow, or heavy rains. Another weather phenomenon, known as the "Chinook wind," happens in the autumn and winter. Unusually warm and steady wind comes out of the south. It is essentially a reverse "Nor'Easter." A Chinook wind following a northeast wind can melt significant snow accumulations very quickly, pushing drainage systems to their limits.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 12°F 2.00 in. -
February 38°F 17°F 1.50 in. -
March 50°F 25°F 1.05 in. -
April 62°F 31°F 0.77 in. -
May 71°F 38°F 1.02 in. -
June 78°F 45°F 1.06 in. -
July 85°F 49°F 0.80 in. -
August 85°F 48°F 0.72 in. -
September 77°F 39°F 0.61 in. -
October 62°F 30°F 0.93 in. -
November 40°F 24°F 1.99 in. -
December 28°F 13°F 2.60 in. -

Twisp Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Methow Valley State airport (S52) located about 4 miles north of Twisp in Winthrop, Washington and the Pangborn Memorial airport (EAT) located approximately 66 miles south of Twisp in Wenatchee, Washington.

Twisp Attractions

Golf Courses
Bear Creek Golf CourseWinthropWA6.6 mi.
Okanogan Valley Golf ClubOmakWA27.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Mission RidgeWenatcheeWA65.5 mi.
State Parks
Pearrygin Lake State ParkWA8.1 mi. 
Conconully State ParkWA21.3 mi. 
Alta Lake State ParkWA25.2 mi. 
Twenty-Five Mile Creek State ParkWA27.2 mi. 
Fort Okanogan State ParkWA28.1 mi. 
Chief Joseph State ParkWA28.7 mi. 
Ice Caves State ParkWA32.6 mi. 
Bridgeport State ParkWA34.3 mi. 
Lake Chelan State ParkWA34.3 mi. 
Zoos and Aquariums
The Seattle AquariumSeattleWA114.8 mi.
Woodland Park Zoological GardensSeattleWA114.8 mi.

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