Washington ORV park adds beginner course

Publish Date: 
May 12, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. – Area riders celebrated the Mother’s Day weekend with the opening of a new beginner-level riding area in the off-roading park at Riverside State Park.

The new riding area for beginners provides a controlled environment focusing on rider safety and education and is recommended for riders with less than one year of experience. The area is designed for dirt bikes and ATVs only. In addition, a new shelter and restroom have been installed in the area.

The MSF Dirtbike School based in Idaho and the ATV Institute of Safety of Spokane were on hand to give demonstration rides and provide rider safety education, and local dealers were invited to display products and share information about programs.

The 600-acre multi-use ORV Park is the only ORV area under State Parks’ management. It was established in the 1980s for all types of off-road vehicles. The area is popular for motorcyclists, ATV riders and four-wheelers because of terrain that offers hill climbs, sand areas and trails through wooded areas.

The ORV Park is open year-round. A Discover Pass is required, as well as ORV permit tabs for operating any non street-legal vehicle in the ORV Park. Washington State Parks recommends ORV park users review all park rules prior to riding.

Posted by Holly Wagner