Riverside State Park RV & Campground Guide
Located in the city of Riverside, Washington, Riverside State Park is 9,194 acres of pure fun. Activities abound for nature lovers, and this is one of the stops you must make on your RV trip if you enjoy kayaking, horseback riding, and freshwater fishing. The closest cities to Riverside are Tonasket and Osoyoos, which is in Canada. The park has a rich history; it was once a bustling stop for the fur trade. Besides being an important hub for commerce, it was also an important site for Native American tribes. With such a dynamic backstory, it is no wonder that Riverside is such a charming location that offers visitors the chance to experience stepping foot on such a historical site, and by stopping here, you contribute to the continuing story of this state park.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Riverside State Park
Visiting the sites that you have always wanted to see is easy and convenient when you travel in an RV. You have the time to slow it down and enjoy the whole experience. Finding an RV is quick and stress-free. Just go to RVshare to find your ideal vehicle.
Margie’s RV Park
This is the best place to be if you are looking for peace and quiet, although it’s not so quiet as to be boring. Margie’s RV Park is located in a secluded area right off Highway 97 in Riverside. Prices here are very affordable with the daily rate being only $30 and the monthly rate being $450. Additionally, pottery is for sale here, and visitors have a chance to bring home unique gifts for their family and friends.
- Laundry services
Riverbend RV Park
Riverbend RV Park is located in the city of Twisp, Washington. It’s about an hour away from Riverside, but the hour’s drive is worth it with all of the amenities and things you can find to do at this campground. Rates start at $27 for tents and $45 for a truck camper.
- Dog park
- Dump station
- Propane tanks available
- Bathrooms and showers
- Full hookups with 30/50-amp electric
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What to Do at
Riverside State Park
Inside Riverside State Park
Being on over 9,000 acres of land means that this state park has a number of options when it comes to how to spend the day. There is something for everyone here. Explore the 55 miles of hiking trails you’ll find, or take a boat out on the lake and go fly-fishing. If you’re more of the adventurous type, you can go rock climbing or water skiing. Additionally, you can explore the area by taking your horse out for a trot.
Outside Riverside State Park
After you’ve had fun exploring all that Riverside State Park has to offer, why not venture out into the city of Riverside and see what the town has to offer? From themed Western ghost towns to small eclectic stores, it should be a day filled with curiosity, good meals, and a step back into the past. If you love exploring local cuisines and handmade crafts, you'll love this area.
When you’re in the mood for a delicious breakfast or a fulfilling lunch, the Breadline Café should be on the list. They have been featured in “Northwest Best Places” for a number of years. Bread is made fresh daily here. Additionally, the café offers live music for patrons so that they can listen to good music while they enjoy their dinners.
Type: Casual Dining
Location: 102 South Ash St, Omak, WA 98841
Offering up authentic Mexican cuisine, Rancho Chico Family Restaurant has been in business since 1991, and decades later, they are still serving up amazing traditional dishes to the local citizens around Spokane. This one is a bit of a drive, but since you are all about checking out the new sites in your RV rental, it just may be worth the trip.
Location: 9205 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99218
When you’re in the mood to eat and you can’t decide what you want, Red Rooster Grill is the obvious choice. Cooking up a variety of tastes is nothing new to Chef Leonel as he’s well-versed in the art of cooking American, Italian, French, and Mediterranean dishes. Additionally, the restaurant has gluten-free options available.
Type: Casual Dining
Location: 3 S Main St, Omak, WA 98841
Here, you can stock up on some fresh produce for the journey ahead. Besides this, Smallwood Farms has an outdoor patio seating area where you can sample breakfast or dinner items made from scratch with the wholesome ingredients grown right on the farm.
Type: Casual Dining
Location: 23090 Highway 20, Okanogan, WA 98850
If you’re looking for a sandwich shop, The 509 is the place to be. You’ll find a large selection of paninis, sandwiches, soups, and salads to choose from for an afternoon lunch.
Location: 235 2nd Ave N, Okanogan, WA 98840
Step back in time to the Wild West. At Detros, you’ll find Western-themed everything from clothing to boots to horse tack. For a little bit of adventure, bring your kids here and continue on exploring the city of Riverside in matching family cowboy hats.
Location: 107 N Main St, Riverside, WA 98849
North 40 Outfitters is a must for farmers, gardeners, and anyone into recreational fishing or archery. Dubbed a “farm store,” this is a great stop to pick up the much-needed items for your camping trip.
Location: 1227 Koala Dr, Omak, WA 98841
Have a bit of a wine tasting at Rockwall Cellars. Grab some bottles on your way out to keep your RV stocked.
Location: 110 Nichols Rd, Omak, WA 98841
You can find a little bit of everything at The Farm Shed: food, old-fashioned candy, antiques, and more. With its 3,600 square feet filled to the brim with odds and ends, you’ll want to spend some time browsing the aisles for those hard-to-find items.
Location: 521 2nd Ave S, Okanogan, WA 98840
Omak Music Store
Come here to the Omak Music Store when you feel the urge to pick up that musical instrument you’ve always said you wanted to learn. There’s no better time than the present.
Location: 5 N Main St, Omak, WA 98841
Feeling lucky? Try your hand at some of the slot machines or table games found at the 12 Tribes casino. Besides this, get pampered in the spa, or pick one of the many restaurants here for dinner before you game.
Location: 28968 Highway 97, Omak, WA 98841
Learn about the history of Washington at the Okanogan County Historical Museum. The museum is built a little like a replica of an old town, which adds to its charm. It features many interesting exhibits.
Location: 1410 2nd Ave N, Okanogan, WA 98840
Visit Loup Loup Ski Bowl for a day of family fun and skiing. The resort offers up lessons for beginners, and private lessons are available as well.
Location: 97 FS 4200 100 Rd, Okanogan, WA 98840
Valley Lanes Bowling and Arcade
Bring your enthusiasm because you’re about to have a blast here at Valley Lanes Bowling and Arcade. Besides the fun you can expect to have here, the food is delicious.
Location: 740 E Riverside Dr, Omak, WA 98841
Bodie Ghost Town is an abandoned little town in Okanogan County. Buildings still stand, and it’s as though everything is frozen in time. Abandoned furniture is still found in homes. If you like history, this would be an interesting site to visit.
Location: County Road 9495, Okanogan, WA 98840
How to Get to
Riverside State Park
You will find the park by accessing Interstate 90 and taking exit 280, Maple Street Bridge. Go down about a mile on Maxwell Street where you will turn left. Continue on down Maxwell as it goes west, and then go north on Petit Drive. Keep driving down Petit Drive until you see a golf club. From here, continue on straight into Riverside State Park.
Entering Riverside State Park
The state park is open from 6:30 a.m. until dusk during the summer. During the winter season, the hours are from 8:00 a.m. until dusk.
If you are planning on camping at Riverside State Park, you will not have to purchase a day pass. For everyone else visiting the park, there is a small charge to enter the grounds.