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Bellevue Beat | Stand Up Paddleboarding Has Arrived in Bellevue

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The fast-growing sport of stand up paddleboarding is a fun, easy way to go play on the water and it's here in Bellevue. You can now rent stand up paddleboards (SUP) along with kayaks and canoes at the boathouse at Enatai Beach Park.

 

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Located on the eastern shore of Lake Washington, Enatai Beach Park is a great place to get out on the water with your SUP. Paddle your SUP out on beautiful Lake Washington to see waterfront parks and homes, with views of Mount Rainier and the regional hills. The Mercer Slough Nature Park canal is the most popular destination from Enatai. The canal is limited to human-powered watercraft, making for a very peaceful experience. The area also offers views of great blue herons, green herons, bald eagles, jays, beavers, muskrats, wild iris, water lilies, and (if you time your visit right) tasty blackberries.

We ventured out yesterday to give SUP a try. It wasn't our first time SUP'ing but it was our first time SUP'ing on Bellevue's own lakeshore and water. Rental fee for SUP is $14 for the first hour and $7 per hour thereafter and includes a paddleboard, paddle and lifevest.

After getting our SUP in the water, we paddled straight for the most popular destination from Enatai--Mercer Slough Nature Park canal. Here are some photos from our first SUP trip in Bellevue.

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Published June 28, 2013. Updated May 1, 2015
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