Riverside State Park

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.
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  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. Maps

ADA Amenities/Facilities

  • 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
  • Boating
  • Three boat ramps
  • Fishing (freshwater)
  • Water skiing
  • White-water kayaking

Winter Recreation

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snow play

Other Activities & Features

  • Amphitheater
  • All-terrain vehicles permitted
  • Bird watching
  • Three fire circles
  • Interpretive activities
  • Mountain biking
  • Museum
  • Rock climbing
  • Wildlife viewing

Interpretive Opportunities

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.

Additional Information

  • 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.
  • 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 and Wildlife website.