Bowl & Pitcher Park

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4427 N Audrey L White Parkway
Spokane, United States
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The Bowl and Pitcher is the most popular scenic attraction for many visitors to Riverside State Park. It is a geologic phenomenon resulting in spectacular scenery. Large basaltic knobs sit like oversized lumps of sugar along the edges of the Spokane River.
To make the area even more special, a swinging bridge crosses the Spokane River at the Bowl and Pitcher. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (www.riversidestatepark.org/ccc.htm) in the late 1930's, the suspension bridge is a prime attraction for visitors to the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park. The foot-traffic-only bridge is fairly accessible for all, with a paved trail leading from the parking lot down to the bridge and the river. A small kitchen shelter with tables is on the west side of the bridge, as well as miles of trails leading north and south along the river.

Open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
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First To Review: Mandi G.
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Aug 23, 2012
We just returned from a 4 night stay at the State Park and have both positive and negative comments. The river, scenery and area of the campground we stayed in were great! The site was SPOTLESS when we arrived. The pads and driveway were raked by the camp hosts for every new visitor! The first tire tracks are yours, very cool! Some nice basic hiking trails for the family and the paved trail that goes for miles was great for bike riding etc. Osprey nests visible from lookouts and watching them hunt the fishin the river was pretty cool. The negative is not really part of the State Park but the city in general. Why would you build a sewage treatment plant next to a State Park with such history? Every time you come and go from the park you pass it! I didn't know about the plant and figured the river would be a great place to swim and cool off...no way! We ended up driving 40 minutes to Long Lake for the swimming area there.
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Jan 7, 2010
This is one of my favorite places to come in the spring, when the river is full. I like to go out on the suspension bridge and watch the river. There are also several viewpoints where you can go look at the Bowl and Pitcher. I take every visitor here. Planning on investigating the miles of trails one of these days.
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