Rent sailboards, kayaks, canoes, snowshoes, climbing gear, and mountain bikes from Waterwalker (509/427-2727). This popular store also offers sailboard lessons most summer afternoons.
To leave the planning and equipping to the pros and spend more time out in the wild, try Martin’s Gorge Tours (877/290-8687, www.martinsgorgetours.com). Package tours for individuals, families, and groups get you out to waterfalls or wildflowers with a minimum of fuss, either on foot or by bike. Check online for currently scheduled trips with pickup service in North Bonneville, Stevenson, and elsewhere.
Park RVs at Lewis & Clark RV Park (509/427-5982, $20 nightly) in North Bonneville, which offers well-spaced campsites on its grassy and tree-shaded property.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition