MOUNT SPOKANE STATE PARK
MOUNT SPOKANE STATE PARK
N. 26107 Mt. Spokane Park Dr.
Mead, Washington 99021
Mount Spokane State Park 'Natures Christmas Tree'
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Looked up when hiking and found the perfect tree.
Mount Spokane State Park is a 13,919-acre camping park in the Selkirk Mountains. The view at the top of the 5,883-foot elevation includes surrounding states and Canada. The forested park features stands of old-growth timber and granite rock outcroppings. In winter, the park receives 300 inches of snow. On fine days, the summit of Mount Spokane offers spectacular views of Washington, Idaho and Montana. The park is rich in winter snow-sport opportunities.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (after cross-country ski trails are groomed). A Sno-Park permit is required from Nov. 1 through May 1. Parking in snowmobile lots or cross-country ski areas requires a groomed trail permit.
Night skiing is available on lighted alpine trails and unlighted cross-country trails. Call park for specific seasonal information.
Campground closes Sept. 17, reopens May 16.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Bears? Bobcats? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Marten? Minks? Moose? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels? Weasels? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Eagles? Grouse? Hawks? Hummingbirds? Jays? Owls? Turkeys? Woodpeckers? Trout
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life
Mount Spokane is the most southerly peak in the Selkirk Chain. The park has granite outcroppings.
? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Nobel Fir? Ponderosa Pine? Spruce? Yew? Alder? Ash? Birch? Maple? Daisy? Foxglove? Lupines? Orchids? Paintbrush? Berries? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Thistle
The mountain has been called Mount Carlton and Mount Baldy. The road to the top was constructed by Francis H. Cook in 1912. The area was the first state park east of the Cascades, and the Civilian Conservation Corps accomplished the initial development. The mountain has been a popular ski area since 1950. The area has undergone destruction by fire and construction by development since then. The park, the city, the river and most everything else in the area derive its name from an Indian word which, most experts agree, means "sun."
The park has 8 standard campsites with water and a flush restroom. Maximum site length is 30 feet (may have limited availability). No ADA facilities.
Group Accommodations:The park provides a group camp that accommodates up to 100 people. A vault toilet is available. Fees vary with size of the group. Call the park for information at (509) 238-4258.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.