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Oroville Station

P.O. Box 99
21 Shirley Road
Oroville, WA 98844
Phone : (509) 476-3622
Fax : (509) 476-2525

History

The Oroville Border Patrol Station opened in 1929 and was active with liquor smuggling activities throughout prohibition. The station was located at various locations in the Oroville area until it was re-located to its current location in 2013. Early records indicate the station was moved in 1967 from its original location to an apartment in downtown Oroville. It remained in an apartment building until construction of the new station was completed. The new state of the art facility features K9 kennels, helicopter landing pad, horse stables and an indoor horse arena.

Area of Responsibility

The Oroville station is responsible for 80 miles of international border located in Okanogan County. Included in the Oroville Station's area of responsibility is the Pasayten Wilderness Area. The Pasayten Wilderness is the largest area in the lower 48 states without road access and is immediately adjacent to the international border with Canada. The Pasayten Wilderness Area is worked by agents of the Oroville Station with horses and on foot.

Last published: 
March 24, 2017