Olympic has excellent rafting rivers, with Class II to Class V rapids. The Elwha River is a popular place to paddle, with some exciting turns. The Hoh is better for those who like a smooth, easy float.

Tours and Outfitters

Olympic Raft and Kayak. Based in Port Angeles, this rafting outfit offers trips on the Sol Duc and Hoh rivers, and on the restored Elwha River when conditions allow. It also offers half-day kayaking trips on the Salish Sea, launching from a county park in Port Angeles. 123 Lake Aldwell Rd., Port Angeles, Washington, 98363. 888/452–1443; www.raftandkayak.com. From $65.