Nine Mile Recreation Area
The Nine Mile Recreation Area is located in Nine Mile Falls. The area is open for day use and camping (May 15-Sept 15). There is a fantastic picnic area, boat launch, kitchen area, and so much more. There is a sand volleyball court available for games. During the summer, you can rent kayaks and canoes from the visitor center. The Nine Mile Recreation area is home to some of the best sunsets in Spokane!
There are 21 RV sites and 3 tent sites at the Nine Mile Recreation area.
Here are some of our favorite pictures of the Nine Mile Recreation Area
Picnic next to the lake and enjoy the great views.
There is a great swimming area right next to the picnic shelters
Roast marshmallows and enjoy a relaxing moment next to the lake.
RV spaces and picnic tables are available at the park
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.
Riverside State Park – Off Road Vehicle Park
The ORV park is located west of Spokane on Inland Road. The park is 600 acres and is a multi-use area. You can enjoy exploring the area on your dirt bike, 3 and 4 wheeler, and other ORVs. The area is filled with hill climbs, sandy areas, trails through the forest and depending on the time of year great mud puddles.
There are restrooms, picnic shelters, parking and a great loading and unloading ramp. There is no camping at the ORV park but you can camp in the bowl and pitcher area.
ORV Operating Requirements
-ORV Permit Tabs are required for operating any nonstreet-legal vehicle in the ORV Area
-A US Forest Service approved spark arrestor is required and must be in working order. No modifications permitted
-ORVS are required to have an operating muffler device which is adequate and does not exceed noise standards of 105 decibals
-ORV users are required to stay within fenced boundaries
-Only Street legal vehicles are permitted on Inland Road. ORV’s must be operated in designated areas only.
Directions to the OVR Area
- From I-90 take exit 280 (Maple St.) go 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 Rd.
- Take a left on Seven Mile Rd. and follow the signs to the ORV area (approximately two miles).
Riverside State Park Bowl & Pitcher
The Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park is a great place for hiking, camping, picnics and more!
There are great hiking trails and you can walk across the swinging bridge for a great view of the Spokane River.
Directions To Riverside State Park Bowl and Pitcher:
From I-90 take exit 280 (Maple Street) go north across the Spokane River, turn left at the second stop light onto Maxwell. Follow Maxwell, which becomes Pettit Dr., then Downriver Dr. and then becomes N. Aubrey L. White Pkwy at the park entrance. Continue on for two miles downriver to the Bowl & Pitcher day-use area and campground.