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A guide to web sites on outdoor activities and things to do in the Pacific Northwest. Click on the links below for more information.
(Find more web sites by clicking on the state/province name at the top of the page.)
Offers river trips in Montana, Oregon and Idaho.
Pacific Northwest Four
Wheel Drive Association
PNW4WDA is a nonprofit organization comprised of member clubs from Idaho, Oregon and Washington, united in a common objective - the betterment of vehicle oriented outdoor recreation.
Covers events and club info in British Columbia, northern Idaho, northern Oregon and Washington.
Seattle-based Recreational Equipment Incorporated's favorite links to camping, climbing, cycling, paddling, snow sports and travel. Look for Northwest links.
Venture Northwest offer steelhead trout and salmon fishing guide service, big game hunting of caribou, elk, deer, bear, moose, bird hunting for waterfowl, and river tours.
The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Founded in 1905, the National Audubon Society is named for John James Audubon (1785-1851), famed ornithologist, explorer, and wildlife artist. The Society has 508 chapters in the Americas including Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. Contact them for details on free field trips available to the public.
Comprehensive boating guide to destinations, product reviews, discussion forums, weather, tides, classifieds, and more!
Larry Bruning's stories and photos are mainly from western Washington.
Devoted to steelhead, salmon and trout fishing in British Columbia, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.. Site offers information on equipment, fishing reports, tides, river levels, weather and more.
This Northwest aquatic information network is a cooperative venture of the Pacific Northwest's fish and wildlife agencies and tribes, which aims to preserve and restore the region's aquatic resources. Focussing on the Columbia River basin in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, the web site has lots of information on local species, including interactive maps.
Specializes in golf vacations, packages and tours, including Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
PGA - Pacific Northwest
Information for both the professional and golfing public, focusing on Oregon and Washington.
Featuring trip reports from backpackers in Washington state, Oregon, British Columbia, and Idaho. Select your hike by region or by the experience you want (winter trails, beaches, fire lookouts, etc.). Each hike has a Cool Trails Effort Rating from 1 to 10. Guidebooks for sale at a discount.
Favorite Hikes in the Pacific Northwest
This page of Tom Griffin's web site includes reports of his hikes on Rainier, The Pacific Crest Trail, and Yellowstone's Bechler River Valley. Also advice on crossing river, blisters, and links to other hiking sites.
World-wide in scope, this links to a Hidden Trails search page for finding ranches, horse riding, cattle drives, fly fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and hiking in the USA and Canada.
Trails in the Pacific
The Go Northwest! directory of hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest.
Hunters Booking Service
Representing hunting and fishing outfitters in the Pacific Northwest. Moose, caribou, bear, goats, sheep, elk, deer and antelope hunts. Archery, rifle, and muzzleloader. Exceptional summer trips including horseback riding, paddling, and fishing into Yellowstone National Park and the Bob Marshall and Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Areas of Idaho and Montana.
*See also each state or province for more activities.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Trout Fishing in the Pacific Northwest by Larry E. Stefanyk. As the saying goes, to catch a fish, you've got to think like a fish. This book instructs readers on how to think like a fish, but more specifically, how to think like a local trout! Tried and true advice from old-timers with the most up-to-date information from fishing guides and the latest findings from biologists. Order now...
Pacific Northwest Trips by Danny Palmerlee, Mariella Krause and Bradley Mayhew. Within these chapters is a compendium of short (and some not-so-short) trips exploring the quirkiest, most vibrant, most epic and iconic trips - all guaranteed to show you a new Pacific Northwest - whether you know it already or not. Order now...
Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest: Tracking and Identifying Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates by David Moskowitz. This book includes illustrated descriptions for more than 180 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, northern California, Idaho, and western Montana plus maps. Order now...
American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America Western Region by DK Publishing. This guide is ideal for every age of bird lovers and features information on behavior, nesting and habitat for the wide range of birds commonly seen west across the Great Plains and West Coast. Order now...
Fodor's Pacific Northwest: with Oregon, Washington and Vancouver, 20th Edition. Written by local experts, this guide has the latest information with expansive insights, illustrations, recommendations, advice and trip planning tools, such as easy to read maps, to plan your exciting adventure in the Pacific Northwest. Order now...
Hidden Pacific Northwest: Including Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, Victoria, and Coastal British Columbia by Eric Lucas. The ultimate guide with information on over 300 hiking trails, 700 campgrounds, and 200 beaches, parks, and wilderness areas. The book reviews a wide range of unique accommodations, including boutique hotels in Seattle, stone-and-wood lodges in the Cascades, and seaside B&Bs. Order now...
A Field Guide to Alpine Flowers of the Pacific Northwest by Phillipa Hudson. This portable 8-fold guide features 112 spectacular photos of flowers found from the mid to alpine elevations on Vancouver Island and the Coast Mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Labeled with both English and Latin names with descriptions of each species' distribution range and average plant height and flower size. Order now...
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