Enjoy this rare find of over 726.95± acres with well over a mile of Okanogan River frontage in Washington State. This property includes 54 separate parcels including a number with river frontage. Enjoy the incredible views of McLoughlin Falls from the shoreline. Build on this hard-to-find property or enjoy it as a private recreational retreat for years to come. This property is rich in history. For at least several hundred years prior to contact with Europeans, the indigenous peoples of The Okanogan consisted of three major bands of a group called the Northern Okanogans or Sinkaietk, the Tokoratums, the Kartars, and the Konkonelps. There are Indian petroglyphs on the rock walls and earthen house pits that can be found along the riverbank, which were used by these indigenous people. The McLoughlin Canyon Trail running through the property is a part of the Brigade Trail used by the Hudson’s Bay Company in the early 1800s and became known as the Caribou Trail during the Gold Rush in the 1850s.
In the 1850s, these trails diverged from the Okanogan River as the shoreline was impassable and climbed into the confined canyon. This became the perfect ambush site. On July 29, 1858, Native Americans from the Chelan, Okanogan, and Columbia tribes ambushed a group of approximately 160 prospectors in McLoughlin Canyon. Six of the travelers were killed, about nine others were wounded, and several Indians may have been killed. The miners withdrew, crossed the river, and continued their sniping and stock theft journey, but no one else was killed. This property was also home to a stagecoach stop where the original log structure still stands.