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Washington State supports a diverse set of rivers with amazing scenery of all kinds and a varied landscape of mountain ranges, rainforest, desert, and coastal regions.
If you're looking for desert, raft the Hoh or Tieton for whitewater; or, the Yakima for a more leisurely float trip.
For beautiful canyons, consider the White Salmon or Green River Gorge, which run through narrow, lush canyons; or the Klickitat River, which has carved its way through a broad canyon lined with tall, columnar basalt formations, small waterfalls, and ponderosa pines.
Forested river areas include the Skykomish and the Cispus. Great mountain views can be seen from the Suiattle, Sauk, and Nooksack Rivers.
For calmer trips allowing for viewing of wildlife along with the scenery, try the Skagit, Nisqually, Elwha, or Hoh Rivers. And if you're looking for great whitewater close to civilization, the Wenatchee is everyone's favorite trip.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Paddling Washington: 100 Flatwater and Whitewater Routes in Washington State and the Inland Northwest by Rich Landers, Dan Hensen and Doug North. Detailed locator maps and instructions on safety are included, as well as appendices on equipment, map sources, and a useful route comparison chart. Paddling Washington covers water routes in western and eastern Washington, British Columbia, North Idaho, and Montana. Order now...
Foghorn Outdoors: Washington Boating and Water Sports by Terry Rudnick. The premier access guide to Washington state's breathtaking waterways suggests hundreds of destinations for swimming, windsurfing, rafting, jet skiing, and more. It also has updated information on travel directions, access fees, facilities, boat rentals, and trip outfitters. Order now...
Washington River Maps & Fishing Guide by Doug Rose. Detailed maps covering over 1200 miles of river. Included for each river are the best seasons, species, available illustrated fishing methods, best flies and best gear for individual rivers and species, fly hatches, knots, launches, parks, number of hookups per year, size of runs, parks, services, guides. Order now...
Great Places: Washington: A Recreational Guide to Washington's Public Lands and Historic Places for Birding, Hiking, Photography, Fishing, Hunting and Camping by John Kruse. The geology, animal and plant life, and history of Washington's most-storied and scenic locales, including the best local lodging and amenities are explained in this full color guide. Order now...
Frommer's Washington State, 7th Edition by Karl Samson. This expert author tells you where to find great places to stay in every price range, the best outdoor recreation and much more. Utilize the planning tools to maximize your next adventure in the Evergreen State. Order now...
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