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Spokane, Washington

Riverside State Park

Spokane, Washington



9711 W. Charles Road
Spokane, Washington 99026
Phone: (509) 465-5064

Sites: 77
Recent Rate: $30 9/2016

Latitude: 47.698326679108
Longitude: -117.49423172289

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $1.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 1.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $1.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 1.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

33 Reviews

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Review Count: 292
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 50

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This review is for the Bowl and Pitcher campground. The rate and review are for the non-hookup, dry camping section of the park. The rate does not include the $8 reservation fee or the $5 non-resident fee to bring the cost to over $33 per night (four nights camping) for a parking spot in a dirt field - far too expensive. The hook-up sites are much nicer, but book up early. The non-hookup sites are located next to the entry road with lots of traffic. The sites are laid out in a haphazard order and really are nothing but vaguely defined spaces in the dirt, spaces fairly close together and with nothing for visual separation. There is nothing remotely pleasant about it. As vehicles idle while waiting in line for the entry booth the campground has the feel of a freeway toll booth. To add injury to insult, there was a very, very bright light on the side of the restrooms that bathed the campground in a harsh bright light all night long. It had both train and plane sounds. We were able to get satellite with our portable dish and Verizon data and voice were strong. It is a bit of a trip through city traffic to get here from Interstate. Check the park web site or reservation e-mail for the best route as there are closed roads on the route that your GPS will take you. We will not be returning to this campground. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
30
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Spokane has all of the usual big city amenities.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice clean park, full of Ponderosa Pines. Plenty of room between sites. Friendly staff. Water is still off for winter...power though and a winter water faucet at entrance to fill tanks.

Get there via Gun Club road to avoid so much crowded residential traveling. You would take Maple to Francis then out to Gun Club road and enter the park from the north. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I must not be a typical RVr because I don't go to a state park with high expectations for services. If your top 5 must haves are about hookups, WIFI etc then you should go to an RV park next to the freeway. This a beautiful state park along the river that oh by the way has some hookups. Most hookup sites were taken so we dry camped in nice spot away from the crowded utility sites. Nice trails across the river for hiking and biking. Very quiet place for sleeping unlike a freeway RV park! We camped at Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Bowl and Pitcher State park for 5 days during the 4th of July in our 40' rig. We made reservations early so check in was easy. Getting to our site was easy. While the on line map shows pull thrus, our site was back in only as well as all the others except for the camp host. We booked space 12 which was close to the river. The spots are large and spacious and there is room for your slide outs and awnings. The sites are not level so you may need blocks or levelers. The utilities were all in the right place and in working order. Our satellite worked fine as did our Verizon hot spot. Now for the bad news. The camp is located about 200 yrds from a sewage treatment plant on the river. A local fisherman told us that while the fish are fun to catch he would not eat them due to the treatment plant and the high level of strychnine and other chemicals that were used during the gold mining days along the river. Besides that there are no beaches to use if you even thought of swimming or cooling off. People do use the river for white watering which we saw several people doing. The showers and bathrooms are very outdated and you have to use tokens for a shower. We used our RV shower. While the park is pretty with the river and pine trees, we would not be coming back to this park or river again. We are more into using the river then just staring at it. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed just one night. It did the job. It is great being close to the river. Saw some cool wildlife while walking through the park. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby

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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

As always, this is one of our favorites. The state has a new pricing policy in effect whereby the more popular campground sites cost more money and they also charge more for out-of-state residents, so it's becoming a bit pricey for us to stay here for only getting partial hookups. The fire danger was very high so no fires were permitted but we still enjoyed sitting out and watching the osprey fish in the river and teach their young to fly. This is a beautiful, peaceful place that we will always keep in our list of stopovers. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

Riverside has two CGs - this review is for Bowl & Pitcher. It's a beautiful, quiet, peaceful CG with spacious sites. Price reflects out-of-state residency and reservation fee. You need to buy tokens for the shower: a quarter for 3 minutes and at least 30 seconds of that is waiting for the water to warm up. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

There are many campgrounds that make up Riverside State Park. The one I am reviewing is Bowl and Pitcher. Beautiful treed campground with two levels, one up by the entrance and one right on the river. There are no full hook-ups by the river except for the host site, but if there isn't a host you can camp in the site. Two pull-through sites and the rest back-in. Several are big rig friendly. The rest of the lower campsites are 30 and 50 amp and water (Winter before April 15 the water is off at the sites but flush toilets and fee showers are on) Vault toilets on either end in the reserve group camping area. Upper campground has several full hook-up sites but not a good fit for a big rig and only back in sites, flush toilets and pay shower in the middle, mostly sites for tents and a dump that is free for campers. There are lots of hiking and biking trails, a swinging suspension bridge, easy walking down by the river and canoe launches in several areas. There is an equestrian center and an off road vehicle area, a rental house at the entrance and a large group camping outdoor kitchen in the center of the bike/motorbike camp ground near the suspension bridge. Great kids and pet friendly campground with friendly hosts and clean restrooms. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is another great Washington State Park that is located right on the Spokane River. The sites were plenty wide for our RV and you back right up to the river. Best of all, it's very quiet here, but I imagine it fills up here during the summer months. There is an on-site host that takes great pride in maintaining his campground and the bathrooms are spotless! The only downside is that you have to navigate downtown Spokane traffic and some narrow streets to get here but it's doable. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical of Washington State Parks, this one is reasonably up to date with a new-ish shower/toilet facility. Price reflects add-on for online reservation. Site was level and trees provided shade (but might cause problems for those wanting to use satellite dishes). Overall, we had a pleasant overnight stay. While this park is on the edge of Spokane, it is located in a lovely area along the Spokane River. It's some distance from Interstate 90 along a narrow 2-lane road that passes a sewage treatment plant (but there were no odors or noise). There was no ranger on duty at the gate when we arrived, but we were able to follow the procedure to register. It was a simple process as we had printed our online receipt and had the necessary number to fill in on the payment envelope to show we'd already paid. Also, as typical of WA State Parks, tokens were required for the shower, adding a couple of dollars cost. There was a token vending machine by the entry to the park. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautiful state park. Clean restrooms, clean fee showers, good fee dump station. We stayed in the level gravel sites along the river front. A little scary getting into the park as the road is a bit narrow for a 43' rig, but once you’re in, it’s peaceful and serene. Friendly front office staff. Gate closes at 10:00 pm, but access is still available to over nighters. Walking paths, river access, picnic areas, an excellent state park and we plan to visit again for a longer period. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a little gem. We booked it as an overnight stop without know anything about it, so we weren't sure what to expect. But it's a beautiful setting along the river, with water & electric. We'll definitely stay here again when in the area. We stayed at the Bowl and Pitcher section of the SP. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped here many times and thoroughly enjoy this park. My rating is slightly lower this year due to the fact that the weeds are starting to take over the camp sites. A few years ago the state stopped watering the grass in the sites. Now that the majority of the grass is dead, the weeds are becoming quite prominent. It's a shame to see all the initial work of building and landscaping these sites go to waste, but it's an unfortunate reality of budget cutbacks. The rate shown reflects an additional $5 charge for out of state residents. We will camp here again. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state park right in Spokane. We were in the Bowl & Pitcher area. Easy site to get into. Only downside was too many trees to get a satellite signal. Park was well maintained. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall, a great park! The site was spotless when we arrived with the entire site raked including the driveway and parking pad! Nice trails for hiking/biking and view points. The paved road with no vehicles on the other side of the river is great for nice long quiet bike rides or runs. I will say the only negative is the sewage treatment plant right next door! Who does that? Every time you come and go from the park you pass it! You can't swim or go in the water, fish or enjoy the river other than look at it, what a shame! We camped at Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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