Summer weather in our region lasts longer with warm afternoons extending into October. Being on the water is one of the best ways to cool down and in Wenatchee, water’s not hard to find. From kayaking to water skiing to floating, there are many ways to take advantage of the Columbia River! Apply your sunscreen, get on your swim trunks and get ready to get wet with these five ways to get out on the water:
Grab a tube and float along the river! Check out Hooked on Toys and Sporting Goods to find the flotation device you want and find a spot at Confluence State Park to hop in. Just make sure you have a car or someone to pick you up when you get out! If you’re looking for a more adrenaline-pumping float, try white water rafting on the Wenatchee River for roller-coaster style waves.
Paddle your heart out in a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. It’s a great workout and a great way to see some wildlife while staying cool on the water. Full Throttle has a great selection of rentals for a great day on the water. Get out there, bring a beverage if you desire and have a tranquil paddle.
Shred some gnar on a jet ski. If you’re looking to zip your way around the river in style, try renting a jet ski. For more water sports, rent jet skis and speed boats at Columbia River Boat rental to get your thrills on! Make sure you have a driver that can tow a wake boarder or water skier.
Beach Day at the park! Bring a football, some diving rings, whatever you like to have at the beach for a swim day. There are multiple swimming areas on the river – try Confluence State Park, Walla Walla Point Park or Wenatchee Riverfront Park. Walla Walla Point has a kid's playground and BBQ areas to keep the day going into the night.
Take a dip in the pool. If you’re not an open water kind of swimmer, don’t worry. Wenatchee has community pools open for lap swim and open swim! Every kind of swimmer has the chance to splash around.
Stay safe this summer! Learn more about opportunities to get on the water here: https://visitwenatchee.org/listings/category/water/