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Outdoor Recreation - Kayak Canoe Paddle


There are many ways to explore Bellevue and its environs by canoe, kayak or paddle board. If you have your own canoe or kayak you can launch at many of the beach parks. Don't have your own? No problem, you can rent boards, canoes and kayaks at Bellevue's Enatai Beach Park and Kirkland's Houghton Beach and be out on Lake Washington in minutes.

Mercer Slough Nature Park

Mercer Slough Nature Park is favorite spot for exploring by small watercraft. Paddlers can launch their own or rent from Cascade Canoe and Kayak Center's rental location  at Enatai Beach Park, paddle a short distance along the shores of Lake Washington and duck into the slough entrance under the Interstate-90 Bridge. You'll see how this amazing ecosystem functions as you travel into the heart of Mercer Slough Nature Park, a 320 acre wetland. With a little luck, you may catch a glimpse of the otters, herons, turtles and other wildlife of Mercer Slough.

Guided Canoe Trips

Bellevue park rangers lead guided 3-hour canoe trips on Saturdays and Sundays May to September. Visit or call (425) 452-2565 for more information or to register for a trip.


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Enatai Beach Park

3519 108th Avenue SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
(P) 425-452-6885  
This 3-acre beach park, located partially under the I-90 bridge on Lake Washington, is an excellent location to get out on the water. ...more details

Lake Hills Greenbelt Park

15500 SE 16th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008
(P) 425-452-6885  
-Access Points: Lake Hills Greenbelt Urban Demonstration and Community Gardens; Larsen Lake Blueberry Farm; Phantom Lake Loop The Lake ...more details

Mercer Slough Nature Park

1625 118th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98005
(P) 425-452-2565  
-Access Points: Winters House; Blueberry Farm; Sweyolocken Boat Launch; Bellefields Trailhead; Mercer Slough Environmental Education ...more details

North Cascades National Park

810 State Route 20
Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284
(P) 360-854-7200  
Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to moisture in the west and ...more details

Olympic National Park

3002 Mt Angeles Rd
Port Angeles, WA 98362
(P) 360-565-3130  
With nearly one million acres, Olympic encompasses several distinctly different ecosystems and protects a rich mosaic of natural and ...more details

Sweylocken Boat Launch at Mercer Slough Nature Park

3000 Bellevue Way SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(P) 425-452-6885  
A biologically diverse 320-acre wetland in the heart of urban Bellevue, Mercer Slough Nature Park is Lake Washington’s largest ...more details

Cascade Paddlesports

Enatai Beach Rental Boathouse
3519 108th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98004
(P) 425-430-0111  
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Northwest Paddle Surfers

5700 92nd Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
(P) 425-366-7699  
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PerfectWave Surf Shop

Houghton Beach Park
5811 Lake Washington Blvd
Kirkland, WA 98033
(P) 425-827-5323  
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