The Nine Mile Recreation Area is a fantastic part of Riverside State Park. Located in Nine Mile Falls just outside of Spokane this park is one of my favorite places for sunsets. You can have a nice picnic and roast marshmallows in the fire pit and watch the sunset over the lake. There are quite a few picnic tables available and a huge lawn that is perfect for a picnic.
If you have a boat there is a boat launch available. Depending on the time of year you can also rent kayaks and canoes from the visitor center.
There are bathrooms, running water, kitchen shelters and camping available also.
Directions to the Nine Mile Recreation Area
From I-90, take exit 280 (Maple St.), travel north across the Spokane River. Take a left on Northwest Blvd. Stay on this road until Francis Ave (Hwy 291), take a left. When the road bends north, it becomes Nine Mile Road. Travel for six miles. After going through the town of Nine Mile Falls, take a left at the dam (Charles Road). Continue west on Charles Road for 1.3 miles and turn right (across from the church) into the park entrance.