The Mazama Community Club (MCC) is located at 512 Goat Creek Road, Mazama, Washington in a beautiful historic school that was built in 1921.
There are numerous community functions at the MCC throughout the year...including the weekly Mazama Farmer's Market each Wednesday in July and August where you may buy local fruit, vegetables, honey, flowers, etc., and many hand crafted treasures. We also frequently have community potlucks...and movie nights...details are posted on this site...as they are devised. Please let us know if you'd like to host a community event or help on one.
The MCC building is available for Methow Valley residents or organizations who are MCC members to rent for business or social meetings, workshops, presentations, small weddings, receptions, and parties. For full details, click on the Rent the MCC page on this site.
Methow Valley residents or organizations may become members of the Mazama Community Club for only $25 a year per family or organization, please fully complete the Membership Application, which may be found on the Documents page of this site, and mail it to the MCC. We'd love to have you as a member!
Mazama (population 230) is a small village nestled in the Methow Valley in the north eastern part of Washington. It is 14 miles northwest of Winthrop and about 28 miles from the Canadian border. Mazama's town center elevation is 2,178 feet and it is located 2.7 miles south, and 4,700 feet below Goat Peak.
Located on the eastern flank of the Cascade mountain range, forests of Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine cover Mazama and the surrounding area, which is home to one of the world's longest cross-country skiing trails and stretches for 120 miles, running through the town itself.
Mazama is the first town on the east side of the Cascade mountains when driving east on State Route 20 which is the northernmost route across the Cascade Mountain Range in Washington and is commonly referred to as the North Cascades Highway. This seasonal scenic byway offers travelers a wide array of beautiful vistas and is part of the Cascade Loop, a 400-mile driving tour through the Cascades.
Mazama and Winthrop recorded the coldest temperature ever measured in Washington state at -48 °F (-44.4 °C) on December 30, 1968. Normally, though, since Mazama is on the eastern "dry" side of the mountains, there is lots of snow and the winter weather is sunny during the day and cold at night, keeping the ski trails in terrific shape. The rest of the year the local weather is typically much drier and warmer, with a lot more sun than the west side of the state.
In the 19th century, the town was called "Goat Creek". When a post office was secured in 1899, the settlers chose a name they thought was Greek for "mountain goat". They later discovered that they had looked in the wrong dictionary. Mazama means "mountain goat" in Spanish, not Greek. Regardless of the origin of the name...Mazama is a very beautiful, unique, and peaceful place.