Water Adventures

40 Best Water Adventures in the PNW

River floats, hot springs and perfect paddling a short drive away

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Seattle Magazine Staff

7 Best Hot Springs in the PNW

They’re not as common here as in Yellowstone, but our thermal waters are worth seeking out

Visitors to Oregon’s Umpqua Hot Springs enjoy soaking in water that’s 100- to 115-degrees

Danielle Centoni

Slow Lane: Float and Paddle Down the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon

Plus: Check out the kayaking at the Sunriver Marina on the Deschutes River

A group of friends enjoy a lazy float down the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon. Below: The river is also popular with paddle boarders, including the four-legged variety

Danielle Centoni

Rafting the Wenatchee River Is an Epic Adventure

A ride down the Wenatchee delivers chills, thrills—and family bonding moments

A guide with Blue Sky Outfitters leads a boatload of thrill-seekers through rapids on the Wenatchee River

Roddy Scheer

Washington’s Best Rafting Rivers

Plus: when to go, what to wear and how far they are from Seattle

Rafters pause for a moment on the White Salmon River near Vancouver, Washington

Roddy Scheer

Day Trip: Everett’s Jetty Island Is a Low-Key Piece of Paradise

The simple pleasures of sand and water attract day-trippers to Jetty Island near Everett

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Gwendolyn Elliott

A Trip to the Gulf Islands, the San Juans’ Canadian Cousins

A Gulf Islands trip delivers a calming adventure with thrills of a different kind

Kayakers paddle in the calm waters along the shores of Canada’s Gulf Islands, cousins to the San Juan Islands

Hilary Meyerson

Where to Kayak in Seattle

And six places in the city where you can rent a kayak

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Austin Iverson

Beginner’s Guide to Stand-Up Paddleboarding on Puget Sound

Take a stand to experience the Northwest in a whole new way

Give it a try: A calm day on Puget Sound can be a good place to try stand-up paddleboarding

Austin Iverson

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