Campers brave wet start to Memorial Day Weekend

Campers brave wet start to Memorial Day Weekend

Skies were dark grey, picnic tables were wet and tents were dripping at Riverside State Park Friday but the less than ideal weather didn’t seem to bother campers at the sold out Bowl and Pitcher site just 15 minutes from downtown Spokane.

“I think it’s great. I mean, you know if I have to be wet I’d rather be rained on than sweating,” said volunteer camp host Joe Niemiec.

Some families came in motor homes, others packed much lighter.

“Got a full rain fly on the tent, canopy over all our stuff,” said Stephen Simmons. “We’re from the wet side of the state, so we’ll brave this.”

Park Rangers say just about every campsite at Bowl and Pitcher is booked each weekend through August. Your best chance to get a spot without a reservation is during weekdays, otherwise rangers recommend making reservations 3-6 months ahead of time especially if you plan to camp during a summer holiday.

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