|• 1 mi. ADA Hiking Trails|
• 55 mi. Hiking Trails
• 55 mi. Bike Trails
• 25 mi. Horse Trails
|• Boating (freshwater)|
• 2 boat ramps (freshwater)
• 120 feet of dock (freshwater)
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Water Skiing (freshwater)
• White-water Kayaking
|• 1 Amphitheater|
• All Terrain Vehicles Permitted
• Bird Watching
• 3 Fire Circles
• Interpretive Activities
• Mountain Biking
• Rock Climbing
• Wildlife Viewing
All-terrain vehicles are only permitted in off-road vehicle area.
The park provides a 600-acre off-road vehicle area for dirt bikes and snowmobiles and more than 37 miles for bike riding on the Centennial Trail, as well as other bike trails.
An equestrian area features several hundred acres with loop trails and the park offers 40 miles of linear trails for horseback riding.
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
|Date/time||Event description||State Park|
March 20 - Nov 7
|Off-Road Vehicle Safety Training (Dirt Bike School): Off-road vehicle drivers are invited to dirt bike school at Riverside State Park. Classes are held Saturdays from March 20 to Nov. 7. The one day classes are endorsed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. Participants will meet in the ORV area. Contact (208) 683-2600 for class details.
||Riverside, ORV area|
|May 25 and 26
||24-Hours Round the Clock: Join the solo or team mountain bike race at Riverside State Park. The course consists of 14.7-mile laps, over double track and single track trails. Registration and fee are required for participation. Registration is open to the first 900 participants who sign up. Presented by Round and Round Production. For more information, visit www.roundandround.com/race.php.
||Centennial 2013 Signature Event - Riverside: Commemorate the State Parks Centennial 2013 with family fun at Riverside State Park in Spokane. The all day festival celebrates 100 years of State Parks and the beginning of a second century of memories. Event activities include river rafting demonstrations, recreation vendors, live music and more. Food will be available for purchase from area vendors. A second signature event for Western Washington is Aug. 3 at Deception Pass State Park. The Discover Pass is not required for vehicle access.
Representatives of the Spokane Tribe will welcome participants to a speaker ceremony on the central stage, featuring local and state officials and Commission representatives. The ceremony begins at noon.
Music performances by bluegrass band Big Red Barn, the Celtic Knows and a traditional swing band called 6 Foot Swing will follow from 2:15 to 6 p.m.
Presented in partnership with the Riverside State Park Foundation and the State Parks Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program.
Please note: June 8 is a State Parks free day in recognition of National Get Outdoors Day. The Discover Pass is not required for vehicle access to state parks on free days.
||Dirty Dash - Riverside: Dare to get dirty on this one-of-a-kind race through Riverside State Park. The slide, climb and dive into muddy obstacles on a 3.5-mile course of fun. Kids ages 2 to 12 years may participate in the piglet pluge, a one-mile obstacle course. Registration and fee required for participation. Packet pick times are 2 tp 7 p.m. July 11 and 11 a.m .to 7 p.m. July 12. For more information or to register, visit www.thedirtydash.com.
||SpokeFest: Starting in downtown Spokane and finishing at SpokeFair in Riverfront Park, join fellow cyclists on a ride along some of the region’s most memorable roads. The Classic River Loop course transverse through Riverside State Park along the Spokane River. It’s a 21-mile route, finishing atop of the Spokane Falls. Other course options are available. Registration and fee required for participation. For more information or to register, visit www.spokefest.org.
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The park has two watercraft launches and 120 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 watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 is available at the park.
Annual launch permits may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online
, and at parks when staff is available.
Canoes & kayaks can be rented at the Nine Mile Recreation Area for $25 a day May 15 - Sept 15.
• Cross-country Skiing
• Snow Play
Picnic and Day-use FacilitiesRiverside State Park
offers two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus 10 sheltered and 122 unsheltered picnic tables available first come, first served.
A kitchen shelter with electricity is reservable by visiting online
or calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. This shelter is built of logs and provides a wood stove, sink and eight picnic tables, accommodating a maximum of 50 people.
Nine Mile Recreation Area
offers three non-reservable kitchen shelters with electricity. Two accommodate up to 40 guests, one accommodates up to 20 guests. The day-use area and boat launch are open April 15 through Oct. 15.