Canoeing in Washington

Canoeing Trips in Washington

When you're on the coast in the Pacific Northwest, you know you can count on good paddling no matter where you go! In the mountains you can find alpine lakes with gorgeous mountain views, or rivers that flow from the high mountains into the ocean! Check out all canoeing trips in Washington for every level of canoeist. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, canoe rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a canoe trip in Washington for you! If you've paddled Washington before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

Planning the trip of a lifetime? Check out these safe paddling tips and always wear your life jacket

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Guide to Canoeing in Washington

Known for its mixture of mountains and beaches, coupled with the reputation for lots of precipitation, Washington is a lush, varied place to go paddling. But don't worry about the rain. While Washington does get lots of rain, the summer months are more warm and sunny than cold and rainy. Be sure to check the weather and pack accordingly so you can enjoy the diverse plant life, mountain views, and ocean sunsets in comfort, no matter the conditions! Here are a few popular paddling destinations in Washington:

  • San Juan Islands
  • Columbia River
  • Lake Wenatchee

Canoeing Locations In Washington

If you want to plot your own route, check out all paddling locations in Washington! Search thousands of put-in and take-out locations on our Paddling Locations Map and be sure to download the Go Paddling app where you can save favorites or create and share a float plan!

Plan a Canoeing Trip in Washington

Over the years, many of our paddlers have paddled throughout Washington and were so generous to share their paddling experiences with us in a community trip report. Read a few examples of Washington community trip reports below:

Connect with Paddlers in Washington

Are you looking to connect with other paddlers about going canoeing in Washington? Check out the Message Boards for resources to help you get started.