City Hall Hours 8:00 - 4:30

Phone: (509) 923-2571


 Pateros is located in the sunny foothills of the eastern Cascades and on the shores of the Columbia and Methow Rivers. It is located on US-97, the Cascade Loop Scenic Highway, and the Okanogan Trails Scenic Byway. Pateros was officially incorporated on May 1, 1913. Pateros has a current population of 565. We are at the center of all your recreation activities. We have two water-front hotels, RV and boating facilities,  bakery and entertainment,  and numerous festivals in our lakeside parks, including the famous Apple Pie Jamboree. We welcome you to set up your recreation basecamp in Pateros and enjoy all four seasons of outdoor activities! 


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

Public Works Part time seasonal position open

The City of Pateros has a current opening for a part time seasonal public works position.  Wage is $24/hour with no benefits, thirty hours a week for eight months of the year.

Primary duties include: Assisting public works, parks department and events.  Applicant must have a valid WA State Driver's License and provide current driving record from DOL.

A complete job description and application can be obtained by calling 923-2571 or email  Application deadline is February 14, 2022 at 4:30pm.  Position is open until filled.



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. - Doug Kirk 449-1899


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)