Kayaking in Washington

Kayaking 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! Coastal paddling on the ocean, alpine lakes with gorgeous mountain views, or rivers that flow from the high mountains into the ocean, you have got options in Washington! Check out all kayaking trips in Washington for every level of kayaker. Whether you're looking for a guided trip, kayak rentals, self-guided, day trip, multi-day trip, or anything in between, there's a kayak trip in Washington for you! If you've paddled Washington before, be sure to share your trip with the rest of us!

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

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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: