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Riverside State Park

The Bowl and Pitcher formation.
Location Washington, USA
Nearest city Spokane, WA
Coordinates 47°43′59″N 117°31′19″W / 47.73306°N 117.52194°W / 47.73306; -117.52194Coordinates: 47°43′59″N 117°31′19″W / 47.73306°N 117.52194°W / 47.73306; -117.52194
Area 8,947 acres (36.21 km2)
Governing body Washington State Park System

Riverside State Park is a park 6 miles (9.7 km) northwest of Spokane in Nine Mile Falls, Washington. At over 10,000 acres (40,000,000 m2), it is the second-largest state park in Washington. The park includes two campgrounds; one at the Bowl & Pitcher and the other at the Nine Mile Recreation area. Park activities include camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, boating, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, wildlife viewing, atv riding, biking, hiking and rock climbing. The different areas of the park are the Bowl & Pitcher, a 600-acre (2,400,000 m2) off-road vehicle park, Nine Mile Recreation area, a 1,500-acre (6,100,000 m2) Little Spokane River natural area, the Spokane House Interpretive Center and the 37-mile (60 km) long Spokane River Centennial Trail.

Several structures in the park were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s:[1]

  • A swinging bridge, kitchen shelter, and restroom at the Bowl & Pitcher
  • Park residence, office, and maintenance shop at Bowl & 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

Spokane House Interpretive Center

Open on weekends in the summer, 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.

References

  1. ^ "CCC at Riverside". Riverside State Park Foundation. http://www.riversidestatepark.org/ccc_at_riverside.htm. Retrieved 2008-12-28. 
  • Mueller, Marge. Washington State Parks: A Complete Guide, The Mountaineers Books, 2004, ISBN 0898868939.

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