Things To Do

If you’re looking to get oriented with activities in the park, places to visit and ways to get started with all kinds of recreation, you’ve come to the right place. We are creating the best inventory of places to visit and things to do in the park to make it easier for everyone to enjoy the beauty of Riverside.

We have a great inventory of things to do and places to visit, but we are always interested in adding more. Do you have a place or activity that you think deserves a spot on the map? Submit a new place.

Activities in the Park

We’ve collected information on all sorts of activities in the park. Take a look at these pages for access information, trail maps, gear rentals and purchase information, permitting (if applicable), seasonality and tips and stories from local experts.


Fast single track and long stretches of Centennial Trail await. Explore different areas and resources for mountain and road biking in Riverside State Park.

Boating and Watersports

Riverside is known for paddling and boating adventures. Explore boat launch amenities, shuttle service times and fees, times to go on our watersports page.


Riverside has some of the best camping in the region. With four campgrounds, you can take your pick of riverfront at Bowl & Pitcher, equestrian access, Nine Mile Falls or Lake Spokane. Come check out the packs unique camping spots.

Day Use

Picnic areas and shelters are a great way to celebrate with family. Riverside has amenities available for walk up and reservation depending on your group size.


Riverside is ideal for exploring the park by horseback. Hundreds of miles of trails, an equestrian campground, handicap mounting platform and new riding arena await. Don’t have a horse, check out True West Trail Rides. They are in the Park on weekends during the summer season.


One of the best ways to enjoy Riverside is by foot. Explore the trails climbing through the trees towards fantastic viewpoints high on the bluffs or meander down the water level trails leading to incredibly old basalt rock formations.

Interpretive Areas

Riverside has a rich cultural heritage dating back hundreds of years. Visit an interpretive area in the park to learn about the culture, history, wildlife and sustainability efforts directly from Park Rangers and volunteers.

Natural Areas

Areas like the Little Spokane Natural area have a completely different landscape from the rest of the park and have special rules and regulations to protect the land and wildlife. Explore other areas and the recreational opportunities there.

Orienteering & Geo Caching

A compass is much more than a survival or navigational tool. It’s a lot of fun for people that regularly use them like the Eastern Washington Orienteering Club. Not to be confused with geocaching. Take a look at the activities happening in Riverside.

Rock Climbing

Some of the best climbing in the region is at Riverside State Park. Deep Creek features Spokane’s most classic hard basalt routes while McLellan offers tons of variety including sport, trad and bouldering high quality rock.


600 acres of steep tracks, sand, mud, and rolling terrain await at the best off road park in Eastern Washington. Bring your gear up and explore the park today.


Grab your rod, tie your tackle and head out to explore the fantastic fishing opportunities on the Spokane River and Lake Spokane. Find access areas, licensing information and the tips and tricks you need to make the most of your day.

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