RIVERSIDE STATE PARK
RIVERSIDE STATE PARK
9711 W. Charles Road
Nine Mile Falls, Washington 99026
Riverside State Park 'Foggy morning run'
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The light just came up the hue changed blue as the fog started burning off and made the colors unreal.
Riverside State Park
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Riverside State Park
Riverside State Park 'River view '
Looking out the back of our RV at the river--we were with-in 25yds from the river
Riverside State Park is a 10,000-acre camping park along the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers in Eastern Washington. The park supports a wide variety of recreational activities and is rich in history. Freshwater marshes, running rivers and beautiful countryside make up the terrain. Riverside features a 600-acre off-road vehicle riding area for dirt bikes and snowmobiles, as well as 37 miles of hiking along the Centennial Trail and many more miles on other trails. Horseback riding and bicycling are possible in the park, along with all manner of watersport activity. Interpretive programs invite exploration of the region's history. This is a large park with several natural areas abundant with wildlife.
Nine Mile Recreation Area features a boat ramp and two docks. Motorized boating, canoeing and kayaking are permitted on Lake Spokane.
Riverside State Parks is open year round.
Summer: 6:30 to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Nine Mile Recreation Area is open May 22 through Sept. 15.
The ORV area is open all week, 8 a.m. - dusk through winter. The equestrian area will be open weekends only through November and then will close for the winter starting Dec. 1.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life. Badgers. Bears. Bobcats. Chipmunks. Coyotes. Deer or Elk. Foxes. Marmots. Marten. Minks. Moose. Muskrats. Otters. Rabbits. Raccoons. Skunks. Squirrels. Weasels. Crows or Ravens. Doves or Pigeons. Ducks. Eagles. Geese. Grouse. Hawks. Herons. Hummingbirds. Jays. Ospreys. Owls. Pheasants. Quail. Turkeys. Woodpeckers. Wrens. Bass. Bluegill. Bullhead. Catfish. Trout
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life Special . Douglas Fir. Ponderosa Pine. Poplar. Poison Ivy
The park contains a protected Indian petroglyphs area.
The Civilian Conservation Corps developed the park from 1933 to 1936. The area was a major gathering site for Native American cultures in prehistoric times. The park contains the oldest log structure in Spokane County.
Riverside has 16 standard campsites, 16 utility hookup sites with electricity and water, one dump station and two restrooms, both with showers. Maximum site length is 45 feet (may have limited availability). The campground is located in the Bowl and Pitcher area. For reservations call (888) CAMPOUT (888) 226-7688. Riverside campsite maps are available.
Nine Mile Recreation Area has three tent sites and 21 RV sites of varying length. Nine Mile Falls campsite maps are available.
Group Accommodations:One group camp has 13 utility hookup sites with electricity and water and two large tent areas that accommodate 30 or 60 people. Fees are based on number of campers. For information call (360) 902-8844. The two group camps are reservable year round by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
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.
The park has a boat ramp and 60 feet of dock. The Little Spokane River is restricted to kayaks, canoes and rafts. Innertubes are not allowed. The Spokane River is hazardous in places, and should not be run without local knowledge.
A daily permit is available for watercraft launching, vehicle parking and trailer dumping at the park for $5.
Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.