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Spokane River Recreation

Spokane River From Riverfront Park Through Nine Mile Reservoir.

Riverfront Park
Located in downtown Spokane, this 100-acre park was the site of the 1974 World's Fair Exposition. Besides its natural beauty, Riverfront Park offers visitors a variety of activities including:

  • Gondola skyrides over Spokane Falls
  • Park tour train
  • Carnival rides
  • Open air concerts
  • IMAX Theatre
  • Picnic areas
  • Community events
  • Historic Looff Carrousel
  • Seasonal ice skating and miniature golf

In addition, interpretive signs located in the park give visitors a glimpse into Spokane's past, as well as a self-guided tour of the park. Several vantage points located throughout the park offer visitors spectacular views of the Spokane River and natural falls.

Note: for safety reasons, boating and swimming are prohibited by local ordinance in this area of the river.

High Bridge Park
Spanning 200 acres on both sides of the river. High Bridge Park is located at the west edge of Spokane where Latah Creek enters the Spokane River. Sunbathing and picnicking are popular activities.

Riverside State Park

The largest park along the Spokane River, Riverside State Park features 44,000 feet of freshwater shoreline and spans almost 9000 acres. The park also offers visitors many recreational opportunities, including:

  • Spectacular natural viewpoints, such as the Bowl and Pitcher
  • Campgrounds
  • Hiking, equestrian trails, and biking
  • Picnic areas
  • ORV area

For more information about these sites, contact the appropriate agency or business below.

Avista Corp.
Hydro Licensing and Environmental Department
P.O. Box 3727
Spokane, WA 99220-3727
(800) 727-9170
or (406) 847-1285

Washington Department of Natural Resources
Northeast Region
P.O. Box 190
Colville, WA 99114
(509) 684-7474

Riverside State Park
P.O. Box 65
Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026
(509) 456-3964

City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department
7th Floor, City Hall
W. 808 Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201-3317
(509) 625-6200

Riverfront Park
(509) 625-6600

Friends of the Centennial Trail
P.O. Box 351
Spokane, WA 99210-0351
(509) 624-7188

For boater information and regulations along the Spokane River Corridor, contact:

Spokane County Sheriff's Department,
Marine Enforcement Division
W. 1121 Gardner
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 477-2204

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