Riverside State Park - Bowl and Pitcher

Riverside State Park - Bowl and Pitcher

Riverside State Park - Bowl and Pitcher
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Theresa A
Spokane, WA619 contributions
Jun 2021
If you like hiking, this park is for you! There are trails everywhere and most are super easy. The kiddos will love the loop trail, especially when they get to cross the bridge over the Spokane River. Bring your camera and don't miss this outstanding state park. Note: You will need a Discover Pass or pay a $10 use fee. There are campgrounds, clean toilets, and lots of places to explore. Don't miss climbing up the overlook!
Written July 9, 2021
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themolitors
Bothell, WA376 contributions
Sep 2020
The Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park is an interesting geological feature as well as a great area for a fairly simple hike (but gravel paths require some caution). It can be a bit breezy in this area but the hike from the parking area across the bridge to a picnic area is fun.

Being a state park, a $10 daily parking fee is required unless you're a Washington Resident who's purchased an annual pass. Entrance to the park itself is free.
Written October 11, 2020
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keen72762
Vancouver, Canada187 contributions
May 2018 • Family
We camped at the Bowl and Pitcher over Bloomsday weekend. What a beautiful campground and well maintained park. As Canadians it is amazing to see the funds that go into American state parks. The swinging bridge was a hit with our toddler. We loved exploring the trails close to the campground. People were so friendly.
Written May 7, 2018
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RecreatingRetirees
Bellingham, WA62 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
We will have to return another time. Signs to get to were poor. Glad we accidentally found the pictographs. The kiosks did not have any interpretive information... just postings about masks & distancing. The Ranger was not very helpful. More interested in checking for Discover Pass rather than helping a park visitor. Quite embarrassing since we took the grand kids there.
Written October 12, 2020
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wisteriabarb
Stilwell, KS520 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
I want to preface this by saying that it's a giant park and there are lots of opportunities for hiking and biking, but not sure it is as well marked as it could be. We stopped at the park ranger station and asked about the day pass and how to get to the swinging (formerly) bridge and the interpretative center for the fur trapping history. She was very helpful and gave us enough info to get started. Except for one thing - she neglected to say that the interpretive center is only open on the weekends. Honestly, we paid $10 for a day pass to walk over a bridge. My husband isn't a big hiker so it was basically a waste of money. We drove all the way up to the interpretive center only to find the gate locked and a sign that says they are open on weekends. The park ranger should have known that. I guess I should have checked into that in advance but you trust that the on site rangers can help you out. Not this day.
Written June 13, 2019
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AJ P
4 contributions
Jun 2016 • Business
The week of my visit the rangers were burying a family of wolves or cyotes alive by covering their dens with rock..blocking their way out..smothering them so to be rid of them. These animals stayed away from the camping sites. Found out by way of a camp host. I mourn from that 2014 tragedy. This yr. I continue to see the distruction of this camp ground. My donation thru the Wa State licensing has been withdrawn.
Written October 21, 2016
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kennywv108
Romney, WV20 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Riverside State Park has lots of picnic tables for family outings, but the best part is the huge suspension bridge hanging over the rapids on the Spokane River, and the Bowl & Pitcher basalt formations just beyond.
Written June 11, 2019
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Oly55
Olympia, WA116 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Not far from downtown Spokane this state park is a must see n my book. Ample trails, fun suspension bridge, gorgeous scenery, camping & picnic sites along with clean restrooms. Stop by!
Written January 7, 2019
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Mike O
Roanoke, VA1,317 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
While out for a 9 mile loop walk downriver along the Centennial Trail we detoured at the 31 mile marker 0.8 miles downhill on Trail 37 to the Suspension Bridge; this is a powerfully scenic spot. After walking throughout the campgrounds and picnic area we walked along the N Aubrey L White Pkwy bike lane and returned to our car parked in the lot at the N T J Meenach Drive Bridge. All we saw was well maintained and well signed. Nicely done.
Written May 13, 2018
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toy4cannon
Coeur d'Alene, ID389 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
We did about a 3 mile hike on March 28 here. Very scenic and crossing the bridge over to the trail system was neat. The hike west along trail 25 and back along 211 was very easy and scenic in many spots. We also explored some spur trails along the way that led to viewpoints. This is a very nice park and we got there in about 50 minutes despite living in Coeur d Alene. A Discover Pass is required just as in other parks in WA.
Written March 29, 2018
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