Spring into recreation on DNR-managed lands with new activity

Kayaking near Mine Creek Picnic Area on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. Photo/ DNR.
Kayaking near Mine Creek Picnic Area on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River. Photo/ DNR.

Time to celebrate, today marks the first day of spring. This year, why not take on a new activity to get out enjoying Washington’s great outdoors?

Popular kayaking spots on DNR-managed lands include our Mine Creek Day-Use Area, which accesses the Snoqualmie River in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Resources Conservation Area, and Hoh Oxbow Campground, which accesses the Hoh River.

To learn more about river kayaking, get involved with a local organization, such as American Whitewater, Washington Kayak Association, or The Mountaineers. They can help connect you with pool sessionsclasses, and tips for beginner trips. To keep your trips safe and fun, use our recreation guide and check out these guidelines from our partners at Washington State Parks.

Start planning your trip with the help of our online interactive recreation map. Visit our website to learn more about DNR’s recreation program.