Getting to Spokatopia
Parking and shuttle options for Spokatopia can change each year so check back for current details and changes to the options that were available at the 2019 event.
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). Parking will be limited at the Camp Sekani/Boulder Beach area, so plan on using one of these other more fun options to get there.
Roadside Parking (2019 Info): 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 be applying for a permit to allow for parking in the bike lanes on both sides of E. Upriver Drive between Shields Park and Boulder Beach where signed again this year.
Park & Ride Van Shuttles (2019 Info): Park at nearby Pasadena Elementary (8508 E. Upriver Drive) or the neighboring church parking lot (1-mile east from Camp Sekani Park on Upriver Drive) and catch a van shuttle (running every 15 minutes) starting at 8 a.m. Look for the tent and signs at Pasadena Elementary where the shuttle van will be picking up passengers.
Ride Your Bike & Park at the Bike Corral: The best 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). In past years Spokatopians could ride from the official “park and bike” location at Avista Utilities (1411 E. Mission Ave.), which is 4.6 miles west of Camp Sekani across the road from the Centennial Trail–stay tuned to see if Avista will once again allow you all to use their parking lot. 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 at no charge.
Park & Walk: Park near Shields Park/Minnehaha (the paved and dirt lots just west of Camp Sekani on the north side of E. Upriver Drive) and walk/bike from there.
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
Directions to the Avista “Park and Bike” Location from I90E (2019 Info)
Merge onto I90 W
Take exit 282A from Hamilton St/WA-290E toward Trent Ave (0.4mi)
Continue onto WA-290 E (0.4mi)
Continue straight onto N Hamilton St (0.7mi)
Turn right onto E Mission Ave (0.3mi)
Turn left onto E Upriver Dr (404ft)
Shuttle Service will be in the parking lot to your left