This list represents the most popular flatwater kayaking & canoeing in Washington. Use this list to plan your next Washington flatwater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 Stillaguamish River: South Fork
The South Fork of the Stillaguamish is another favorite steelhead stream flowing through a rural area. Its background bluffs ...
#2 Sammamish River
The Sammamish River, which links Lake Sammamish with Lake Washington, creates a passage between the lakes for boats as well ...
#3 Issaquah Creek
One of the smallest streams covered in this book, Issaquah Creek is perhaps the most intimate. It requires no shuttle because ...
#4 Black River
The Black River southwest of Olympia is unique: a southern river placed in the Pacific Northwest, a placid fairyland stream, ...
#5 Lacamas Lake and Round Lake
Lacamas Creek is a pretty stream that drains much of the farmland east of Vancouver. About 1 mile north of Camas, Lacamas ...
#6 Snoqualmie River: Fall City to Tolt River Mouth
Fall City, WA
The Snoqualmie River between Fall City and Carnation is a bucolic stretch of river perfect for novice paddlers. It may be ...
#7 Nisqually River Delta / McAlister Creek
The Nisqually Delta, one of the richest wildlife habitats in Puget Sound, is protected as the Nisqually National Wildlife ...
#8 Cedar River
Maple Valley, WA
The Cedar River flows under the Renton Library and can be seen from the I-405 S curves. A raging Cascade river in its youth, ...
#9 Duwamish River / Waterway
The Duwamish River and the waterway at its mouth provide a unique paddling experience, from fast-water chutes when the tide ...
#10 Silver Lake
Silver Lake, WA
If you were a bass, you would want to live in Silver Lake. You would have three thousand acres of lake to roam in, millions ...
#11 Skykomish River: Sultan to Monroe
The Skykomish between Sultan and Monroe offers excellent steelhead fishing. It sweeps widely within its flood plain, meandering ...
#12 Chehalis River / Lower Black River: Oakville to Porter
The Oakville-to-Porter run is a pleasant paddle on a moderate-sized river that flows through a broad, undeveloped agricultural ...
#13 Grays River / Seal Slough
Grays River is a small tributary of the Columbia River named for Captain Robert Gray, who discovered the Columbia (the river ...
#14 Snohomish River Sloughs
The Snohomish River Sloughs—Ebey, Steamboat, Union, and the mouth of the Snohomish River itself—offer more than 40 miles ...
#15 Cowlitz River
The Cowlitz is one of the premier steelhead fishing rivers of the Northwest, but it also yields salmon and trout. It is more ...
#16 Chehalis River: Porter to Montesano
The long, looping stretch of the Chehalis offers excellent paddling on a clear-water river with numerous gravel bars for ...
#17 Nooksack River: South Fork
The Nooksack’s South Fork, a perfect river for tubing or canoeing, parallels S.R. 9. The spectacular tips of the Twin Sisters ...
#18 Lower Green River: Kent to Tukwila, Lower Reach
The lower Green River in this short stretch of placid but relatively fast water bound by dikes on both sides is worth considering, ...
#19 Lower Kalama River
One of the best steelhead tributaries of the Columbia, the Kalama has some fine whitewater stretches above this segment. ...
#20 Snoqualmie River: Tolt Mouth to Confluence
The bucolic character of the lower Snoqualmie River dominates this segment. Dairy farms line the river (adding to its nutrient ...
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