Whether you’re traveling through town, staying for a while or you live right by Riverside, there is something special about camping in the park. Riverside has four main campgrounds, boat-in only spots and a vacation house that can be reserved. Each campground is unique. Take a look at the different locations to see which ones are better for hiking, biking, boating, horseback riding, etc.
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Bowl and Pitcher Campground
If you’re looking for camping close to Spokane, the Bowl and Pitcher Campground will not disappoint. Set just feet from one of the parks defining features, the Swinging Bridge, are a 16 standard/tent sites and 16 utility hook up sites with electricity and water, dump station and two restrooms with showers.
The campground is a popular launching place for hikes, bikes, trail runners and more because simply crossing the bridge puts you right at one of the premier parts of the whole park. Once across the bridge, turn right or left to head to different areas of the park.
Equestrian riders prefer the large campsites near the Equestrian Arena because they have corrals and are an easy launch point for many favorite horseback trails. The campground is open to anyone, you do not need to have a horse and it is often a good backup spot if Bowl and Pitcher is full and you want to remain close to downtown.
If you don’t mind heading north, the Nine Mile and Lake Spokane Campgrounds are really nice.
Nine Mile Falls Campground
Twenty minutes north of Bowl and Pitcher campers will find a lakeside oasis with 3 tent sites and 21 RV sites, a swimming area day-use facilities and boat launch. From the camp store, visitors can rent kayaks and stand up paddle boards to get out and enjoy the water. Nine Mile Falls Campground is open
Nine Mile Falls Campground is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to dusk in the summer and 8 a.m. to dusk in winter, May 15 – September 15.
Lake Spokane Campground
Sitting on top of a bluff with a clear view of the lake on all sides are 11 primitive campsites. A short drive down the bluff will give you easy access to the water with the Lake Spokane Campground boat launch.
Lake Spokane Campground is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to dusk in the summer and 8 a.m. to dusk in winter, May 15 – September 15.
Boaters can reach four options for boat-in only campsites from the Lake Spokane boat launch. Campsites are first-come-first-served sites.