Riverside State Park

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Riverside State Park
Washington State Park
Bowl and Pitcher.jpg
The Bowl and Pitcher formation
Country United States
State Washington
County Spokane
Elevation 1,857 ft (566 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°44′36″N 117°32′07″W / 47.74333°N 117.53528°W / 47.74333; -117.53528Coordinates: 47°44′36″N 117°32′07″W / 47.74333°N 117.53528°W / 47.74333; -117.53528 [1]
Area 14,000 acres (5,666 ha)
Established 1933 [2]
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Riverside State Park

Riverside State Park is a Washington state park park located 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Spokane in Nine Mile Falls.[3] It is the largest state park in Washington.[4] Park areas include the Bowl and Pitcher, Nine Mile Recreation Area, a 600-acre (240 ha) off-road vehicle park, an equestrian area, a 1,500-acre (610 ha) Little Spokane River natural area, the Spokane House Interpretive Center, and the 37-mile (60 km) long Spokane River Centennial Trail.

Activities and amenities[edit]

Park activities include camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, atv riding, horseback riding, biking, hiking and rock climbing. Campgrounds are located at the Bowl and Pitcher, Nine Mile Recreation Area, and Lake Spokane.[3]

Spokane House Interpretive Center

The Spokane House Interpretive Center features exhibits about the Spokane Indians, early pioneers, fur trappers, traders, the area's fort and military history, and Spokane House, the fur trading post established nearby. It is open on weekends in the summer.[3]

CCC

Several structures in the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s:[2]

  • A suspension bridge, kitchen shelter, and restroom at the Bowl and Pitcher
  • Park residence, office, and maintenance shop at Bowl and Pitcher
  • Rock walls and much of the roadway of Aubrey White Parkway
  • A rock restroom on the Centennial Trail near the Carlson Trailhead
  • Various other trails in the park

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Riverside State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Park History". Riverside State Park Foundation. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Riverside State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Riverside State Park". Riverside State Park Foundation. Retrieved January 16, 2015. 
  • Mueller, Marge. Washington State Parks: A Complete Guide, The Mountaineers Books, 2004, ISBN 0-89886-893-9.

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