Man making a turn while water skiing on a lake, with a big spray of water coming from his ski.

5 Things To Never Do at the Lake

From waterskiing without a spotter to jumping from a boat going full throttle, Jim Johnson explains 5 things he learned not to do at the lake.

Author and his friend standing in a red sailboat on Upper Priest Lake with white sales open.

History of a Classic Northwest Sailboat

Story of a classic Northwest sailboat, Empress of Pullman–one of the many wooden sailboats made by Fred and Don Smith in western Wash.

Bullfrog with bumpy, spotted, dark green skin, sitting in a bullish stance with arms and legs apart as if ready to jump.

Lake Frogs in the Northwest

Learn about lake frogs and what to do if you find a bullfrog in Idaho or Washington State waterways, where hunting is legal.

Kayak cockpit view of person sitting in a yellow kayak, with paddle across the legs, on flatwater of Lake Coeur d'Alene.om kayak.

Invasive Species Permit Required In Idaho

Idaho state Department of Fish & Game requires invasive species permits for paddling vessels over 10 feet long, including inflatable ones.

Beach at sunset at Lake Pend Oreille at Sam Owen Campground.

5 Favorite Inland NW Lakeside Campgrounds

Lakeside campgrounds in Eastern Wash. and North Idaho that have great beaches, watersports recreation access, and reservable campsites.

Woman smiling while kayaking on the Spokane River, looking back at her friend that's on a Stillwater brand stand-up paddleboard -- bridge over the river in the distance.

New Upriver Park Along The Spokane River

Upriver Park is a new 3-acre natural open space and public park providing recreation access to the Spokane River.

Smiling child wearing a neon yellow personal flotation device while swimming in a lake.

How To Swim Safe At A Lake

From beginner to advanced swimmers and watersport recreationists, it’s vital to know how to swim safe, especially in Northwest lakes.

Schematic graphic of re-design plan for Spokane River access site near T.J. Meenach bridge.

Spokane River Access & Disc Golf Course Remodel

Spokane River access site near T.J. Meenach Bridge and nearby disc golf course to be upgraded as part of city stormwater improvement plan.

Two people stand-up paddling on the flat water of Lake Pend Oreille.

47 Summer Adventure Ideas for the Inland NW

Summer Adventure Guide’s annual list of adventure travel and recreation trip ideas around the Inland Northwest for epic summer fun.

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