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Riverside State Park

Campground Description:  Riverside State Park is owned and operated by the State of Washington.  Riverside SP in whole consists of 2 developed campgrounds accessible by car, truck and RV (Bowl and Picture Campground and Nine Mile Campground).  A third campground is hike-in only.   Additionally, Riverside State Park offers fishing, a boat launch, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding, swimming, heritage sites, nature viewing and more.  The park is located on the eastern border of the City of Spokane, and thus is a very popular spot for travelers and locals alike.  The city of Spokane offers shopping, restaurants, hospitals, several great day-use parks and everything one would expect from a metropolitan area approaching 400,000 people.  Reservations are strongly suggested for any of the camping areas at Riverside State Park.

Number of Sites: 

    Bowl and Picture Campground:
    32 campsites - 16 primitive campsites, 16 utility hookup sites with electricity and water
    Nine Mile Campground:
    3 tent sites and 21 RV, 21 with electricity and water

Electricity:  At 16 camping sites in Bowl and Pitcher, at 21 campsites in Nine Mile Campground

Water:    At 16 camping sites in Bowl and Picture, at 21 campsites in Nine Mile Campground
              additional water stations scattered throughout Bowl and Pitcher Campground

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Map of Riverside State Park Recreation Area (Adobe PDF)

Directions:  From Interstate 90 (I-90) take exit 280 (Maple Street) go north across the Spokane River, and drive approximately 4.1 miles to Maxwell Street (second stoplight).  Turn left onto Maxwell. Follow Maxwell, which becomes Pettit Dr., then Downriver Dr. and then becomes N. Aubrey L. White Pkwy at the park entrance. Continue on for two miles downriver to the Bowl & Pitcher day-use area and campground.

Fishing:  Although on the banks of the Spokane River, the river is too fast and deep to expect favorable results.  Farther down river at Nine Mile Recreation Area the river widens into a lake and fishing is more worthwhile.  Good fishing can also be found on the Little Spokane River, north and still within the park

Astronomy Opportunities:  Not very good due to the proximity of Spokane.  Major constellations are readily apparent so bring binoculars, but a telescope will not be worthwhile.

Nearby Golfing:  Lots of excellent golfing is nearby at:

Indian Canyon Golf Course (8.25 miles)
4304 W. West Drive
Spokane, Washington 99205
(509) 747-5353
Indian Canyon Golf Course
Downriver Golf Course (3.5 miles)
3225 Columbia Circle
Spokane, Washington 99205
(509) 327-5269
Downriver Golf Course
Sundance Golf Course (2.5 miles)
9725 N Nine Mile Rd.
Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026
(509) 466-4040
Sundance Golf Course
Check the Spokane telephone book for other excellent area golf courses

Contact Information: 

Riverside State Park
9711 W. Charles Road
Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026
Riverside State Park - State of Washington

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The Campground Photos Are Of The Bowl And Pitcher Campground

Sign at the entrance to Riverside State Park

A map of the Bowl and Pitcher Campground at Riverside State Park

A map of the Nine Mile Campground at Riverside State Park

Two of the restroom facilities at Riverside State Park offer flush toilets and hot showers. The park offers an additional 4 pit toilet stations

Many of the campsites at Riverside State Park are on the Spokane River

All campsites at Riverside State Park are level and graveled

The bridge at Riverside State Park leads to miles of hiking trails

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