Boating

Bump the waves. Set sail and relax. Cruise the shoreline in search of a sandy picnic spot.

You're never far from water when you visit the capital of the Intermountain Northwest. Greater Spokane is surrounded by lakes—76 of them to be precise.

The city is a gateway to fun on the water for boaters of all types and skill levels. There's plenty of open space for power boats, water skiing, or houseboats. You can bring your own boat or equipment or rent what you need at one of the several locations in the area.

Fun Unlimited is ready to get you all geared up with two locations, one in Post Falls and one in downtown Spokane. They're both on the waterfront, making it easy to step out of the shop and into the Spokane River.

It's how you choose your adventure! Find one by heading to the 

Spokane River Water Trail where you'll find the best recreation on the river. Visit their interactive site to find all the best access points, based on boat type, amenities, recreational opportunities, and more.

Just a Quick Drive Away

Go west boating enthusiasts! Gather up all your friends or host a family reunion for a few nights of houseboating fun with Lake Roosevelt Adventures to the west of the city. Don't forget your camera because you'll explore more than 660 miles of stunning shoreline, coves, and canyons that make Lake Roosevelt one of the premier houseboat destinations in the United States.
 
Eastward bound? Pack a picnic basket—or bring all your camping gear!—and head for Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho's largest and deepest lake. The lake is renowned for its ocean-like swells, so you'll want to grab your wakeboarding and water skiing friends who want to catch some big air. Once you've exhausted yourself on the water, find some relaxation on the beach or camp at nearby Farragut State Park. You may head to Bayview and grab an ice cream from one of the many local shops close to the water. Plus, right on Lake Pend Oreille is the city of Sandpoint, a great tourist locale with some of the best craft beer in Northern Idaho. Find local hand-crafted brews at MickDuff's and Laughing Dog or load up on a variety of bombers at the Idaho Pour Authority

It's all just a quick drive from Spokane, the center of the Intermountain Northwest.

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