Getting to Spokatopia
Parking for Spokatopia 2023 (Saturday July 8 from 9 AM-6PM) is kind of like riding a bike up a hill; it may be a little challenging at the moment but totally worth it when you get there! Camp Sekani is located between downtown Spokane and Spokane Valley on Upriver Drive on the north bank of the Spokane River (6707 E. Upriver Drive). Here are some ways to make getting there easier and more fun!
Park & Ride Van Shuttle from Pasadena Park Elementary: Avoid hunting for limited parking within walking distance of Camp Sekani Park by parking at our nearby park and ride location at Pasadena Park Elementary 1-mile east of Camp Sekani Park at 8508 E. Upriver Drive and then catch one of our shuttle vans for the five minute ride to Camp Sekani Park. We have two vans this year and one of them will have a bike rack so you can bring your bike with you! The shuttle will only run on Saturday July 8 from 8 AM-6PM (the shuttle won’t be running for the Friday evening bike demo happy hour event). This year’s shuttle is sponsored in part by Tourism Rossland! Ask the Rossland-local shuttle drivers about their favorite outdoor adventure’s in Rossland, BC, while you ride to Spokatopia!
Family/Passenger Drop Off Zone: Pull into the main gravel parking lot at Camp Sekani Park (6707 E. Upriver Drive) and drop off kids, bags, bikes, and other people. The driver must then continue back out of the lot to find a nearby parking spot and walk back to join his/her people.
Roadside Parking: Park on the shoulder/bike lane of E. Upriver Drive in select, signed locations between Shields Park and Boulder Beach during the festival. Obey all signs and only park where it is clearly allowed and safe and then walk the short distance to Camp Sekani Park. We will have permits from the city and county to allow for parking in the bike lanes on both sides of E. Upriver Drive between Shields Park and Boulder Beach where signed open and not blocked by cones.
Park & Ride Your Bike: Park your vehicle at one of these nearby park and bike locations and ride your bike to Spokatopia.
- Avista Utilities public parking lot (1411 E. Mission Ave.). Ride the Centennial Trail 3.8 miles to Camp Sekani Park and Spokatopia.
- Upriver Park (new park next to Avista on the Centennial Trail. Ride the Centennial Trail 3.6 miles to Camp Sekani Park and Spokatopia.
- Shields Park/Minnehaha (the paved and dirt lots 0.8 mile west of Camp Sekani on the north side of E. Upriver Drive). Safely cross E. Upriver Drive and ride the Centennial Trail .8 miles to Camp Sekani Park and Spokatopia.
Park & Walk: Park near Shields Park/Minnehaha (the paved and dirt lots 0.8 mile west of Camp Sekani on the north side of E. Upriver Drive) and walk/bike from there.
Ride Your Bike & Park at the Bike Corral: What is a bike corral? It’s a free, secure fenced off area to park your bike at Spokatopia when you’re not using it. The best and most fun way to get to the festival is to ride the Centennial Trail from your neighborhood or from one of the festival parking areas (see above). Spokatopia will have a large, secure bike corral at Camp Sekani to keep your bike (and/or bags) safe while you’re enjoying the festival. There is no charge for using the bike corral.
Directions to Camp Sekani Park from I90 E
Merge onto I90 W
Take exit 287 for Argonne Rd (0.2 mi)
Turn right onto N Argonne Rd (1.6 mi)
Turn left onto E Upriver Dr (1.5 mi)
Camp Sekani will be on the right hand side