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Sun Lakes-Dry Falls Outings

Sun Lakes - Dry Falls State Park near Coulee City offers a menu of relatively tame outdoor outings highlighted with a few dashes of craziness. That seems appropriate given that most of the region’s geologic history has been relatively tame...except for the occasional dash of extreme craziness.

+18 18 votes

The Okanogan River - Omak to Malott

This section of the Okanogan River dissects the county’s heaviest population centers as it skirts the edges of the towns of Omak and Okanogan. Surprisingly, as you float between these pods of development, you'll see wild scenery and wildlife.

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Paddling Palmer Lake to Nighthawk

If variety is the spice of life, flatwater paddlers will love the spice of this paddle route. This trip offers spice with most every stroke… from lakes to a flowing river; from coyotes to cattle; from mountain views to swampy sloughs; from yellow hillsides to green riparian waterways. 

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Malott to Monse Paddling

While driving the shuttle for this trip you might rate this section of river to be a Plain Jane, with roads and farms lining both sides. But once you’re down in the trench of the river, your vision is contained to the river and itself and the higher mountains, and suddenly it seems a whole lot more scenic than what you imagined.

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Bridgeport to Brewster Paddle

A trip that starts in the fast, smooth current of the Columbia and finishes on the calm water of Pateros Lake. For birders, the Bridgeport Bar State Wildlife area is rich with all manners of birds, from swallows to pelicans. For all paddlers the wetlands lining the Columbia provide a relaxing escape. 

+14 14 votes

Chopaka Lake

Chopaka Lake is pretty mountain lake known for its fishing. The lake, about 1.5 miles long, is for non-motorized boats only and is also fly-fishing only. Besides the fishing, the lake provides nice primitive car camping, nice canoeing, and a comfortable swimming hole on a hot day.
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Methow River - Shooting the Lower Section

The lower Methow is not only beautifully scenic, it’s interestingly fast paced– especially in high water. That’s not to say you won’t have time to recover from one rapid should a wave or a hole wash you into the drink – you will. But you won’t have time to dawdle in the river because the rapids just keep coming.