American Legion Park - Okanogan, WA
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N 48° 22.414 W 119° 34.147
11U E 309750 N 5361011
Quick Description: Beside the Okanagan River, American Legion Park stretches along Second Avenue, AKA Highway 215, immediately south of the Okanagan Historical Museum and the Firemen's Museum.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2018 10:50:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMYTWR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
Set along the river amid mature trees, American Legion Park is used as the setting for the town's Farmer's Market through the summer. Its other main purpose is as a camping and RV park. At the south end of the park is the American Legion's Okanogan Post 56 headquarters building. A bit north is a memorial to the USS Okanogan and the Men and Women of the Military. Built by the Permanente Metals Corporation of Richmond, California, the USS Okanogan was launched October 26, 1944. Commissioned December 3, 1944, she was a 455 foot attack transport, going on to serve in the Pacific Theatre in World War II, later in Korea and in Vietnam. After a long and glorious career the USS Okanogan was decommissioned in 1970 at Vallejo, California.

At the north end of the park is a wooden gazebo, great for picnicking on rainy days. Between it and the Legion building is a broad expanse of grass under large cottonwood trees. There are no recreational facilities per se. Washrooms and showers are provided, as are picnic tables.

Present camping fees for the park are $6 per day for non motorized camping and $15 per day for motorized camping. Maximum stay is three days. No drinking water is available.

Legion Park

In Legion Park, you can visit the Farmer's Market from late spring through fall. Okanogan is proud to host this Saturday market, where neighbors and visitors can visit and buy local fresh produce, baked goods and handmade items. Enjoy the beautifully shaded setting of Legion Park, where you may camp for the night.

Camping for up to 72 hours is available at Legion Park. Rates per night for non-motorized is $6 and for motorized is $15. There is free Wi-Fi. The restroom and shower facilities are currently open. The men's shower remains closed at this time.
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Name: American Legion Park

Street Location: 999 2nd Avenue North Okanogan, WA

Local Municipality: City of Okanogan

State/Province, etc.: Washington

Country: USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Picnic Facilities: Tables, gazebo

Monuments/Statues: USS Okanogan Memorial

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Okanogan River

Special Events: Farmer's Market through the summer

Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Date Established: Not listed

Recreational Facilities: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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