The Spokane River Centennial Trail begins at the Idaho state line and ends at Nine Mile Falls, Washington. The one-of-a-kind Trail has its metropolitan center section in downtown Spokane, and branches out to more rural east and west endpoints. The Trail’s path generally follows the contours of the Spokane River, allowing access for many types of outdoor non-motorized recreational activities. Visitors can walk, run, skate, or bike on the Spokane River Centennial Trail. Or just enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, abundant wildlife, and gentle flow of the river.
1008 Crest Drive
Coulee Dam, WA 99116
Created by the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam in 1941, this 130-mile long lake and the surrounding national park provide visitors with the opportunity to boat, fish, swim, camp, canoe, hunt, and more. To learn about the region’s history, visit Fort Spokane and St. Paul’s Mission.
Outdoor Pursuits exercises both body and mind through wilderness-based, environmentally sound outdoor adventures. They provide a non-profit outdoor service with trips and rentals for students as well as the general public.
Northwest Whitewater Association is a whitewater rafting club based in Spokane, Washington. Their goal is to promote whitewater boating, safety, and conservation. Become a member to get involved in local river floats and events, and receive their informative newsletter, The NWA News.
1125 N Monroe St
Spokane, WA 99201
Since 1986, REI Spokane has been providing outdoor enthusiasts in the Spokane, Washington area with top-brand gear and clothing. REI also offers a wide array of rental equipment including canoes, kayaks, and more. Check their event calendar for local events as well as instructional paddle and kayak classes provided by the REI Outdoor School.
The Riverside Area encompasses approximately 14,000 acres and includes the Centennial Trail and the northern half of the Columbia Plateau Trail. The park manages portions of the Spokane River and Lake Spokane shoreline from the Idaho State line to just below the Lake Lake dam. The main park is located northwest of the city of Spokane and offers towering pine and fir trees, birds-eye views of the river (including the Bowl and Pitcher area), broad vistas and panoramic views of the Spokane and Little Spokane Rivers. Visitors can partake in hiking, biking, camping, horseback riding, orienteering, boating, paddling, bird watching, wildlife viewing, trail running, rock climbing, picnicking, and off-roading. Visit the Spokane House and Camp Seven Mile to learn about the area’s culture and history.
The Outdoor Program of Spokane Parks and Recreation is one of the largest programs of its type in the country. The program serves Adults, Families, Singles, Youth, Teenagers, Companies and other Groups. The Spokane area has numerous lakes, streams and rivers for exceptional canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and more, so check their catalogue for the activity and/or class that’s right for you.