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Beautiful Places to Kayak in Washington State

Kayaks on Lake Crescent Beach in Washingont

Washington State is a kayaker’s dream. It has the Pacific coast, the Puget Sound, mountains and thick forests filled with glacier-fed lakes and rushing rivers. It is an extremely popular and beautiful place to kayak.

Washington’s Most Stunning Kayaking Destinations

Explore the wildlife and take in incredible views with these five stunningly beautiful places to kayak in Washington State.

Point Doughty

Orcas Island, WA

The San Juan Islands are home to some of the best kayaking Washington State has to offer as well as some of the best whale watching. Point Doughty is one of the beaches at the southern end of Marine Cascadia trail. With its remote location, you’ll have unobstructed views of the mountains and up-close personal encounters with the marine life at low tide.

Lake Crescent

Olympic National Park, WA

Lake Crescent is a deep, glacier-fed lake located entirely within Olympic National Park. Its crystal-clear waters perfectly reflect the Olympic Mountains and forest that surround it. Enjoy panoramic, mirror-image lake-surface views as you kayak the beautiful calm waters.  Stretch your legs for a short trail walk to Marymere Falls, an incredible waterfall right near the lake.

Lake Wenatchee

Lake Wenatchee State Park, WA

Lake Wenatchee is a glacier- and snowmelt-fed lake on the eastern slopes of the Cascades Mountain Range in Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Kayakers will feel as though they are kayaking through the ski with its panoramic views of the forest-covered mountains that are beautifully mirrored in the calm, clear lake.

Blake Island Marine State Park

Kitsap County, WA

Only accessible by boat, Blake Island is a quiet 475-acre marine camping park in the Puget Sound. It offers five miles of saltwater beach shoreline to kayak with magnificent views of the city and Mount Rainer. It offers a great change of pace from the city with nature trails, beaches and activities like fishing, scuba diving, clamming, crabbing and birdwatching.

Horseshoe Lake

Near Deer Park in Pend Oreille County, WA

With a 5 mph speed limit, Horseshoe Lake is a great place for kayakers looking for a relaxing paddle with a lot to explore. There’s Exley Falls, a waterfall with several pools on the northeast side as well as Devil’s Well. Devil’s Well is a hole in a rock created by circulating water. You can watch the water swirl around before seeping into the well’s walls. The lake is also very popular for fishing.

Washington Kayak Storage Racks

You won’t be disappointed exploring the state of Washington by kayak, unless your kayak is out of commission. Keep your kayak at the ready and protect it from damage caused by improper storage with Log Kayak Rack. Our cedar log kayak and canoe storage racks are as beautiful as they are practical. They safely store kayaks, keeping them high and dry, and neatly organize shorelines, backyards, parks and rental facilities. Shop our kayak racks online now or contact us for a custom kayak storage solution to meet your Washington kayak storage needs.