City Hall Hours 8:00 - 4:30

Phone: (509) 923-2571




SETUP CAMP IN PATEROS FOR DAY-ACTIVITIES IN THE OKANOGAN AND METHOW VALLEYS: Play on snow-capped mountains and high deserts. Explore the 1,000 miles of scenic trails, 200 water and wildlife access areas, three million acres of public land, and over 300 days of sunshine in Okanogan Country.
AT CAMP - IN PATEROS: Waterfront hotels & hospitality, bakery, dollar store, armory, convenience, gas, laundry, saloon and more. RV campsites & dump station, camping, free showers & CLEAN restrooms. Library & WIFI, museum & Methow Native Interpretive Center, boat access, day-use parks & mooring, playgrounds, tennis, pickle-ball, and trails. Summer festivals, Movie-in-the-Park & outdoor market.


Pateros Fireworks-Memorial Park ONLY

The City of Pateros restricts the discharge of fireworks each year from June 28-July 5th.  Fireworks may be discharged only within the boundaries of the city's Memorial Park.  The times of discharge for fireworks shall be from 9 am- 11pm                        RCW 70.77.395 & PMC 8.08.020


Hello, I am Kelly Hook, your newly elected Mayor.  My family moved to Pateros in 1974.
I grew up in Pateros and graduated in 1984. I attended college at Wenatchee Valley College in 1985.  I lived in several places around Pacific Northwest but always returned to Pateros.
I returned to Pateros and became a volunteer high school football coach for eight years. At the same time, I joined the Pateros Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Dist. 15 Ambulance and became an EMT. I held my certification for 10 years. I was also a First Aid and CPR instructor during this time.
In 1990, I became the last uniformed police officer for the City of Pateros.  I attended the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission Police Academy in Burien in January of 1991 and graduated on March 26th. I started working for the Brewster Police Department after Pateros contracted with the sheriff’s office while I was away at my training. I worked for The Brewster Police Department for just over 28 years.  Throughout those years I advanced from a patrol officer serving the community of Pateros to lieutenant of the Brewster police department prior to retiring in 2019.  After retiring I began substitute teaching for both Brewster and Pateros schools.
 My father Tom was the Mayor of Pateros from 1979– 1986 and still lives in the area.  My brother Steve and his family live in the Tri-cities and my sister Wendy and her family live in Pateros.
Some of my fondest memories of growing up were the summers and winters I spent in Pateros. The summers were spent riding my bike through town with my best friend, playing basketball at the tennis courts at the west end of Warren Ave, or the hot summer days in the park down town celebrating the Apple Pie Jamboree.  The winters were ice skating on the frozen Methow River, building snow forts on the school field or just spending the cold winter days inside playing board games with my friends.  Sometimes I wish I could go back to those days.  And take the town and all of the people with me.
I want the citizens of Pateros and all who pass through it to feel that sense of peace when they come to town, or as I call it HOME!
-Mayor, Kelly Hook


2022 Water Quality Report now available

2022 Water Quality Report 





The City of Pateros is conducting a periodic update of its Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as required by state law. The SMP applies to all lakes over 20 acres, and larger streams (over 20 cubic feet per second) as well as associated wetlands and uplands at least 200 feet on a horizontal plane from the Ordinary-High-Water-Mark of the shoreline. The Methow River and Columbia River (Lake Pateros, aka Wells Pool) and any associated wetlands are within the jurisdiction of the SMP. This project will focus on updating policies and regulations to ensure consistency with current state law. Please help guide this project by taking a moment to fill out the SHORELINE MASTER PLAN UPDATE SURVEY



Reservations for RV and Tent Camping
MUST BE MADE BY PHONE (509) 923-2571

(Self-serve camping. Check availability at Ives Landing Kiosk or call for reservation. Online payment available, but must call to make reservation) 

Reserve a picnic shelter, event space, or the bandstand
Ives Landing Park Map, Check-in Instructions, and Rules/Regulations
Park Fees

Emergency Alert System

Get Signed Up

Please text and OPT-IN so we can alert you.
Text “98846” to 888777
Go to to OPT-IN to alert system.


For City Utility Emergencies 

During regular hours, please call
City Hall (509) 923-2571
After hours or on weekends, please call 
City Administrator - Jord Wilson 449-9670
Sewer Dept. - Mike Lambert 733-0610
Water Dept. - David Hunter 509-860-3009


No Snow Events

Updated 12/10/2021


Stage 1 Event - 2 or more inches with 4 or more inches anticipated. PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Stage 2 Event - 6 inches with more anticipated. PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Stage 3 Event - More than city crews can keep up with. PARKING RESTRICTIONS

Please read the City Snow Response Plan for more information. 

water_saving_1_inch.jpgWater Conservation Tips

Did you know?
Estimated Faucet Leakage Rates (number of drips)
60 drops/minute=171 gallons/month
90 drops/minute = 257 gallons/month
120 drops/minute = 342 gallons/month
Make sure your home is leak-free. when you are certain that no water is being used, take a reading of the water meter. Wait 30 minutes and then take a second reading. If the meter readings change, you have a leak! You can call Pateros Water Department, 923-2571, if you need help finding your meter. 

FAQ of the Pateros Water Department:

I am putting in a water softener, what is the hardness of Pateros Water?

April 2020 water tests was 294 mg/l or 17.2 gpg

Other IOCs (4.28.2020)

Sodium 20.8 mg/L
Conductivity 649 umhos/cm
Turbidity 0.12 NTU
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) 418 mg/L
Magnesium 18.2 mg/L
Calcium 87.9 mg/L

What is the pH of Pateros Water?

pH of 7.2. (A test taken on 6/26/2020 at Pateros Public Works Lab)