Washington’s Top PWC Spots
Jet-skiing has increased in popularity in the watersports world over the past couple of years. It offers an adrenaline rush that few other outdoor activities do. PWCs don’t just offer an adrenaline rush, riding a PWC is a great way to improve multiple aspects of your life. For example, it is a great workout for both your heart and abs. The thrill of splashing water everywhere and having rolling waves beneath is extremely enjoyable to practically everyone! So we have put together a list of 5 of the best Washington PWC spots to help you get out and plan your next great outdoor adventure! While some of these locations are up to a day’s drive away from Missoula, each is worth the drive. If you are ever traveling to Seattle or planning a vacation, set aside some time for a lake day and bring your jet ski!
Lake Sammamish is a 512-acre freshwater lake that is open for daytime activities such as fishing, boating, and water activities like jet skiing. Local state parks offer tours of the area. This lake is one of the most popular options in Washington, so keep that in mind when making reservations for nearby RV Parks. There are also several fishing spots and creeks close to the lake that are worth the visit.
A very popular option with many Washington residents, Lake Chelan is a north-central Washington beauty. At 50 miles long, the lake is the state’s largest natural lake, so there is plenty of space to ride your PWC! Though mainly known for its trout fishing, the lake is also known as a hotspot for PWCs. The lake is surrounded on both sides by the beautiful Wenatchee National Forest and is perfect for going on on some beautiful nature hikes. If you are already planning your vacation to Chelan, make sure it is an extended stay as this spot just has so much to do! For example, there are several wineries and small towns that are filled with charm around. Chelan is the perfect place to get away from life and find adventure, whether that be Sea-Doo-ing on the lake or relaxing in the town.
Located between Grand Coulee Dam and Northport, Washington, avid adventurers can find some of Washington’s best water sports and activities at Lake Roosevelt. Be prepared to stay for extra time as there are plenty of activities to enjoy. The 130-mile long namesake of our 32nd president is considered the jewel of the Northwest. Not only is it for the avid PWCer, but there are also plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, and canoeing. If you are looking for a little history lesson, then there are several historic sites such as the Fort Spokane Visitor Center and Museum nearby.
Lake Tapps is as picturesque of a lake as you can get. Wherever you are on the lake, Mount Rainier seems to always be looming over you. Lake Tapps is located in Bonney Lake, Washington, and is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing vacation. The lake is perfect for all water activities like swimming, boating, jet-skiing, and water-skiing. The lake is a largely undeveloped area that covers 135 acres of land that is perfect for picnics, barbecues, and hiking. Be prepared though, as the park and the boat launch are typically full due to its popularity.
Crescent Bar Recreation Area is simply one of the best areas in Washington for water activities. It was voted “Best Water Skiing Destination,” “Best Sunny Spot”, and the “Best Beach in 2016,” so you know it must be one of Washington’s premier outdoor water spots. It is also one of Washington’s best-kept secrets, so no need to plan out months in advance. Besides being ideal for jet-skiing, the recreation area is perfect for boating, fishing, golfing, exercise, or just plain relaxing on the beach. Check out the local campgrounds for RV parking. If you don’t have an RV and are looking at still bringing your PWCs, then there are plenty of condos and AirBnB’s around for rent.
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