|• 1 mi. ADA Hiking Trails|
• 55 mi. Hiking Trails
• 55 mi. Bike Trails
• 25 mi. Horse Trails
|• Boating (freshwater)|
• 3 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 designated free days.
2014 State Parks free days:
Jan. 19 and 20 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 19 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 101st birthday
April 19 – A spring Saturday free day
April 22 – Earth Day
May 11 – A spring Saturday free day
June 7 and 8 – In honor of National Trails Day and WDFW Free Fishing Weekend
June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 – In honor of National Park Service’s birthday
Sept. 27 –National Public Lands Day
Nov. 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|
|Dec. 12 - 15
6 - 8 p.m.
|Winter Wonderland Hike: Admission is $5 per person (age 3 and under free).
||Riverside, Bowl and Pitcher Area|
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The park has three 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.