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Riverside State Park


The Bowl and Pitcher area offers wooded trails at very close proximity to the Spokane river.


Notable Species

Species seen so far: White-breasted Nuthatch, Cliff Swallow


Birds you can see here include:

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Other Wildlife

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Site Information

History and Use

Donated land from the local community and Washington Water Power in 1933/34, mostly in the Bowl and Pitcher area formed the beginning of this State Park. 1

Areas of Interest

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Access and Facilities

Opening hours:2 Summer: 6:30 to dusk. Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.

Contact Details

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  1. Riverside State Park History
  2. Washington State Parks

External Links

Content and images originally posted by traowyn


Michael W's review

Riverside State Park is a great place. Open pine woods and fir-covered slopes straddle the Spokane River. A variety of species can be found in the park. White-throated Swifts buzz overhead along with Violet-green and Cliff Swallows. 2 Chickadees, kinglets, and 3 nuthatches are seen, as well as several species of woodpeckers. Black-backed Woodpeckers bred in the park for a couple years after a large burn, but they have since left. Lark Sparrows are sometimes found as well.

The river hosts Common and Hooded Mergansers, Common Goldeneyes, geese, etc, while Belted Kingfishers hunt along the banks. Bald Eagles aren't a rare sight in the winter.


  • Great variety of species