Watersports

People standing on the sandy beach and in the water at Priest River Recreation Area, with kayaks and other paddling gear on the shoreline.

Inaugural Paddling & Rowing Event in Priest River: August 21

Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association is hosting a celebration of non-motorized water recreation at North Idaho’s Priest River Recreation Area on August 21, 2021.

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Man surfing a wave, Lakeside Surf, at Slidewaters Waterpark in Chelan, Washington.

World’s Largest Standing Surf Wave Opens in Central Washington

Citywave USA is the world’s largest standing surf wave and the newest attraction, called Lakeside Surf, at Slidewaters Waterpark in Chelan, WA.

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Fly-fisherman holding a wild steelhead in the water.

Bold Proposal to Restore Snake River Salmon & Steelhead

Snake River wild salmon and steelhead population is drastically declining, and the solution is to remove the four lower Snake River dams to allow salmon easier access into the 5,000+ miles of pristine upstream river habitat. The Columbia Basin Fund initiative proposed by Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson (R) aims to do that. Citizens need to voice their support to Congress.

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Two hikers on a trail in the Kettle Crest Range -- wearing backpacks and using trekking poles. Forested mountain side with peaks in the distance. Sunny, blue sky with clouds.

32 Spring & Summer Inland NW Trip Ideas

Inland Northwest trip ideas for North Idaho and Washington: including the Silver Valley, Lake Pend Oreille, Salmon River Canyons (ID); and Kettle River Country, Pend Oreille River, and Lake Roosevelt (WA).

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Exploring the Hanford Reach National Monument

Paddling a river through any desert area seems a contradiction, at first. In the arid middle of Washington State, the Columbia River churns past sun-bleached sage …

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Person paddle-boarding down rapids.

SPOvid-19 Adventure Series: River Surf Spokane

By Chris Cindric To help you make the most of your outdoor time and keep things fresh during the pandemic, the faculty of Eastern Washington …

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A young boy kayaking.

10 Lakes for Family Day Trips

On hot, sunny summer days, a waterfront park is one of the best places to be. Kids can swim, play on the beach, and dig …

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A woman smiling with a wet-suit on.

Wild Water Swimming

By Susan Hales  First, the pools are closed, and then the races are cancelled: no Lake Meridian mile race, no Omi mile on Lake Coeur d’Alene, …

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Two people paddle-boarding and one kayaking down a river.

SPOvid-19 Local Adventure: Paddling the Little Spokane River

To help you make the most of your outdoor time and keep things fresh during the pandemic, the faculty of Eastern Washington University’s Recreation and …

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A river-side campsite.

Rafting the Owyhee River

By Paul Delaney For those who wonder what the pioneers might have seen as they traveled the Oregon Trail in the 1840s, take a trip …

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