Welcome to Pateros

At the Confluence of the Columbia & Methow Rivers

Pateros (pu-TARE-us) is one of North Central Washington's most beautiful communities! We are easy to get to, nestled up against the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains at the confluence of the Mighty Columbia River and the Methow River.

Whether you are just passing through, choosing the perfect vacation destination or looking for a great place to live, we are a cozy year round paradise that offers abundant sunshine, generous snowfall, lakes, rivers, mountains and streams which compliment all activities! After spending time with us, if all goes right, you may just be blissed out, a little sore, sun-kissed and grinning from ear to ear, with the memories that will last long after you leave

 Hawk Festival 

September 15, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join the Chelan and Entiat Ranger Districts, North Central Washington Audubon Society, and HawkWatch International this fall for the ninth annual Chelan Ridge Hawk Migration Festival!

This family-friendly event combines free activities in Pateros’ Memorial Park with trips to Chelan Ridge to learn about and celebrate raptors as they journey to winter territories. At the park, participants will fi nd vendors, live raptors, interpretive booths, and projects for kids.

Friday night, September 14, we will offer a workshop with an expert from HawkWatch International on raptor migration and fi eld identifi cation to prepare you for your trip up to the ridge. The trip to and from Chelan Ridge lasts four hours and can include seeing banded raptors released. From 8 am to noon, there will be a field trip to Wells Wildlife Refuge. We are working on other field trips as well. 

More information and on-line registration for the trip to Chelan Ridge, fi eld trip(s), and workshop will be available July 15 at www.ncwaudubon.org. If you have any questions please contact Richard Scranton at rscran4350@yahoo.com.


September 14 - Migration Presentation 

Join HawkWatch International Senior Scientist Dave Oleyar as he talks about the history of the organization, the importance of long-term monitoring efforts, ongoing research (including citizen science opportunities), and current topics of conservation concern for birds of prey. This presentation takes place on Friday, September 14 at 7pm at the Pateros Firehouse.






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For City Utility Emergencies 

After hours or on weekends, please call  Plant Manager, Mike Lambert 509-733-0610 or City Administrator Jord Wilson 509-449-9670