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Posted on: October 6, 2016

16-062 Zombies return to the woods of Riverside State Park




Lara Gricar, (509) 465-5066
Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604

Fifth annual haunted hike is Oct. 22

OLYMPIA – Oct. 6, 2016 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Riverside State Park Foundation invite the public to attend the fifth annual “Haunted Zombie” hike in Riverside State Park.

The annual pre-Halloween event takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Riverside State Park 7-Mile Airstrip, 7903 W. Missoula Rd., Nine Mile Falls. (Directions:  

Touted as the “scariest half-mile hike ever,” the event is open to all ages. Admission to the haunted zombie hike is $10 for adults; $5 for kids ages 3 to 12; and free for children under 2. Adults are issued a flashlight, and youth ages 3 to 12 receive a glow-in-the-dark bracelet as part of the admission fee. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed on the trail. 

The event is a fundraiser for the Riverside State Park Foundation, a non-profit organization formed to support the park. A Discover Pass will not be required for vehicle access to this event. The Foundation is covering the cost.

About the event
At this outdoor version of a haunted house, participants hike one-half mile through the woods, while volunteer “zombies” and hair-raising displays provide the scary atmosphere. Participants should be prepared to walk over uneven terrain and wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Trader Joes will be providing complimentary hot chocolate and coffee. In addition, there will be a warming fire attended by witches telling haunted stories of the past.

For more information, contact Lara Gricar, (509) 465-5066 or  

In addition to Riverside State Park, other Washington state parks are hosting Halloween events. Find out where and when by checking State Parks’ events calendar online at:

About Riverside State Park
Riverside State Park is a 14,000-acre camping park located on the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers. The park provides a variety of recreational activities, including miles of hiking, biking, off-road and equestrian trails, water sports, interpretive activities and more. For more information, visit:  

About Riverside State Park Foundation
Riverside State Park Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that exists to educate and engage people and groups to enjoy, advocate for and sustain the irreplaceable benefits of recreation, history, beauty, natural resources and cultures of Riverside State Park now and for generations to come.

To learn more about Riverside State Park Foundation, visit or on Facebook at @RiversideStatePark.

About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

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Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit

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