Kayaking in Washington
Guide to Kayaking in Washington
Known for its mixture of mountains and beaches, coupled with the reputation for lots of precipitation, Washington is a lush and 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
Kayaking 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 Kayaking 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 kayakers about going kayaking in Washington? Check out the Paddling.com Message Boards for resources to help you get started.
Kayak Outfitters in Washington
Looking to rent a kayak or go on a guided trip? Check out these outfitters in Washington: