Riverside State Park is a 14,000-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. The park also includes the Nine Mile Recreation Area, which is available for camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing and boating.
Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.
Campground (Riverside and Nine Mile Recreation Area)
Restroom (Riverside and Nine Mile Recreation Area)
Hiking trail (Nine Mile Recreation Area)
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
Riverside 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 online or by 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.
The 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 October 15.
55 miles of hiking trails
One mile of ADA-accessible hiking trail
55 miles of bike trails
25 miles of horse trails
Water Activities & Features
120 feet of dock
Three boat ramps
Other Activities & Features
All-terrain vehicles permitted
Three fire circles
The Spokane House Interpretive Center at Nine Mile Falls tells the history of the early fur trade in the area and its effects on the Native American population. The center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. An interpretive trail in Riverside State Park features guide-posts and a self-guiding brochure connecting the Indian Painted Rocks area with the mouth of the Little Spokane River. A kiosk at the site of Seven Mile camp tells the story of the Civilian Conservation Corps and its role in building the park.
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.
All-terrain vehicles are only permitted in the off-road vehicle area.
An equestrian area features several hundred acres with loop trails and 40 miles of linear trails for horseback riding.
The park contains a protected Native American pictograph area.
Located on the Spokane River in Spokane County, Riverside State Park has three watercraft launches and 120 feet of dock. The Little Spokane River is restricted to kayaks, canoes, and rafts. Inner tubes are not allowed. The Spokane River is hazardous in places and should not be run without local knowledge.
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following: • An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit); or • An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or • A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit.
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 Washington State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.
Canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards can be rented at the Nine Mile Recreation Area for $40 a day or $25 for two hours, from May 15 to September 15.
Latitude: 47° 44' 24.36" N (47.7401) Longitude: 117° 31' 31.43" W (-117.5254)
Bowl and Pitcher campground 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). Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). For Bowl and Pitcher campsite maps, visit the reservation system.
Equestrian campground has 10 equestrian campsites with corrals. Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688).
Nine Mile Recreation Area has three tent sites and 21 RV sites of varying length. The sites are available May 15 through September 15. Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). For Nine Mile Falls campsite maps, visit the reservation system.
Lake Spokane campground has 11 primitive campsites and is available May 15 through September 15. There are also four first come first serve boat-in only campsites available on Lake Spokane. Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). For Nine Mile Falls campsite maps, visit the reservation system.
The Bowl and Pitcher campground has two group camp areas that accommodate 40 to 60 tent campers. Fees are based on the number of campers, with a minimum of 20. For more information, call the park at 509-465-5064. Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688).
Reservations & Fees
Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). For fee information, check out our camping rates page.
Services & Supplies
Ice is available for purchase at the park. Canoes and kayaks can be rented at the Nine Mile Recreation Area for $25 a day from May 15 to September 15.