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Sun Lakes-Dry Falls Trips

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.

+3 3 votes

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. 

+8 8 votes

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. 

+15 15 votes

Playboating Cashmere

The play holes and rapids upstream of Cashmere are among the most popular on the Wenatchee River. Not only are many of the play spots excellent, they are convenient for boaters living in the Lower Valley who are looking for post-work excitement. Enjoy them now, before the Wenatchee fades away for summer.

+3 5 votes

Tuesdays on the River

Season in and season out there is a group of dedicated paddlers who meet each Tuesday on the Columbia River. Kim George of the Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club shares her experience with the Tuesday Paddlers and invites others to join.
+4 4 votes

Owyhee River Float

"I think the country over which I have just passed must be where (Hell) is located," wrote Major G. Kimball in 1865 as he patrolled the area for the army. Times change. Now the Owyhee basin and its river, the area Kimball cursed, is a celebrated whitewater haven. 
+9 11 votes

Video: Kayaking Palouse Falls

In 2009 Tyler Bradt set the world record waterfall descent on Palouse Falls in Washington.   Watch the daring, dangerous 186 foot drop in this video.  Do we have to say it?  Don't try this at home.


+12 12 votes

Crescent Bar Autumn Paddle

Paul and Muriel Milem took advantage of the weather to paddle segments of the Columbia River around Central Washington. They circumnavigated Crescent Bar and had such a good time, they did the same trip two days in a row.  We think this segment deserves another paddle this fall.
+10 10 votes

Wenatchee River Festival

This year's Wenatchee River Festival takes place on Saturday June 12 in Cashmere and offers events for rafters and kayakers.  Kayakers can choose from a play clinic hosted by World Kayak (open to all levels), a down river race hosted by WKC, and a rodeo event hosted by LMS. Rafters can ...

+19 21 votes

Kayaking Icicle Creek

Marco Colella invited Shane Wilder to follow him on a kayak trip down the boulder strewn Icicle Creek. Shane met Marco and his colleagues at the put-in just past the Bridge Creek Campground. Russ Ricketts also worked with Shane to take photos and video during the day.