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Outdoor Recreation in the Northwest US

Outdoor recreation is one of the first things that come to mind when you think about the Northwest US. Whether you're into such challenges as rock climbing, back country skiing, or windsurfing, or prefer to stroll a well-maintained path to a fern-framed waterfall, you'll find it. Camping, hiking, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, beachcombing, golfing, and boating are among your many options.

These articles and resources will help you learn about and play your own outdoor recreation in the Northwest.

  1. Alaska Outdoor Recreation (62)
  2. Idaho Outdoor Recreation (65)
  3. Montana Outdoor Recreation (57)
  4. Outdoor Recreation in Oregon (86)
  5. Washington Outdoor Recreation (104)
  6. Wyoming Outdoor Recreation (14)

Find and Reserve a Campsite in the Northwest
General information about camping and campgrounds in the Northwest US, including Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.

Top Golf Destinations in the Northwest US
The Northwest US is a great place to enjoy a golf vacation. In addition to golf courses sprawled among spectacular scenery, these destinations offer many other ingredients that make for a great getaway.

Top Ski Resorts in the Northwest US
You can choose from a number of different ski resorts in the Northwest US. They all offer great ski conditions and facilities, comfortable accommodations, and such resort amenities as restaurants, shopping, and night life.

Top Snow Tubing Parks in the Northwest
Top places to go snow tubing in the Northwest US, including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington.

Northwest Wildfires: Current Conditions & Restrictions
Before you head out for summer recreation in the Northwest's mountains and forests, it's a good idea to find out about current wildfires and fire risks.

Where is your favorite place to camp in the Northwest US?
Where is your favorite place to camp in the Northwest US? Share your story with About.com Northwest US Travel readers.

Packing Tips for Day Hiking in the Northwest
What to bring and what to know before heading out on a Pacific Northwest day hike.

Book Review: Birdsongs of the Pacific Northwest
A description and review of the CD/field guide "Birdsongs of the Pacific Northwest" by Martyn Stewart, Stephen R. Whitney, and Elizabeth Briars Hart.

Book Review: "Day Hiking" Guide Book Series
A review of the new "Day Hiking" series of Washington hiking guide books from The Mountaineers Books. Regions covered include the Snoqualmie Region, the South Cascades, and the Olympic Peninsula.

Book Review: Pacific Northwest Camping
A review and information about "Pacific Northwest Camping", a campground guide and directory written by Tom Stienstra.

Pacific Northwest Field Guide Books
A selection of recommended field guides to the flora, fauna, and natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest, including Oregon and Washington state.

Recreation Guide Books for the Pacific Northwest
A selection of recommended recreation and outdoors guide books for the Pacific Northwest.

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