Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $43.00
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.
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.
Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $32.00
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.
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $28.00
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.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $36.00
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.
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.
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $38.00
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $34.00
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $31.00
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $35.00
Nice campground. Quiet and clean. The guy who checked us in was very unhelpful. Did not know anything. The bike trail is quite steep in places. We rode to 9 mile falls and to Spokane falls. Did not use the showers as they were pay for use. Would not stay here again. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Motorhome.
5th of 12 stops on our 28 day, 7 state camping adventure from California. Washington State Parks are pretty much the "thing to do" in place of "regular RV parks". This place was absolutely beautiful. No sewer hook-ups at campsite, but not needed with very clean restrooms/showers. Just a couple minutes from downtown Spokane and nestled along the river. Absolutely beautiful and very clean. Would definitely stay here again! We camped at Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.
As always we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this park. The sites are meticulously maintained by the camp hosts and the facilities are top notch. The only reason I did not rate this a 10 is due to the fact that sewer connections are not available. The rates are creeping up - we paid the $34 nightly fee plus $6.50 reservation fee and were then charged an additional $5 non-resident reservation fee. Seems a bit steep to me, but we will come back again just because it's such a nice place. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Fifth Wheel.
First time stay. Beautiful campground with big, fairly level, gravel sites. We stayed in the sites that back onto the river which all are nice. Sites are staggered and privacy is little but the environment makes up for that. Only thing that prevents this from being a 10, as another poster mentioned, is no sewer hookups. We booked on-line and paid $34/night along with $6.50 reservation fee and $5 non resident fee. We will be back. We camped at Riverside State Park in a Travel Trailer.