It use to rare but it seem every year I see more and more kayakers on north end of lake where best paddling is. Used to be 20 - 1 canoes vs. kayak now its 10 -1. I see most in Upper Priest Lake or in the thoroughfare (shallow river connecting the 2 lakes). There are no condos or resorts on north end of lake so we rented a cabin http://www.priestlakehaven.com it was not cheap but worth the money to be close to the best water. I stay on lakes; donít have the guts to do Puget Sound.