Getting to Spokatopia

Parking for Spokatopia 2022 (Saturday July 9 from 9 AM-6PM) is limited so please use one of these options below. 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).

Park & Ride Van Shuttle: Avoid hunting for limited parking within walking distance of Camp Sekani Park by parking at the Pasadena Elementary parking lot (1-mile east at 8508 E. Upriver Drive) and catching our van shuttle running every 15-20 minutes. Look for the white tent and Spokatopia sign at Pasadena and keep an eye out for the white Ford Transit shuttle van! This shuttle is free, will have child booster seats available, and runs from 9AM-5PM. Catch the shuttle back to Pasadena at the same place in the Sekani parking lot where you got dropped off.

Family/Passenger Drop Off Zone: New this year, we are offering access to the main gravel parking lot at Camp Sekani Park (6707 E. Upriver Drive) for drivers to pull up to our Family/Passenger Drop Off area to unload 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 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 our nearby park and bike locations and ride your bike to Spokatopia. The two park and bike spots are Pasadena Elementary (8508 E. Upriver Drive) parking lot (1-mile east from Camp Sekani Park on Upriver Drive) or at the Avista Utilities parking lot (5 miles west from Camp Sekani accessed off of N Perry due to road construction on E Upriver Drive). There is also a large dirt parking lot next to Shields Park (5699 E Upriver Dr.) 0.8 mile from Camp Sekani on the north side of E. Upriver Drive.

park and bike

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: 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).  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. Plus, everyone who rides their bike to Spokatopia and checks it in at the free bike corral gets a free Kate’s Real Food bar and the chance to win over $1,000 in other prizes including an inflatable paddleboard, ourdoor gear, DOMA coffee, Bedrock Sandals, and more cool prizes!

Thank you to Kate’s Real Food for sponsoring this year’s 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

Boulder Beach Map

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 N Perry Street and then right into the parking lot
Park your car and ride your bike on the Centennial Trail along the river.

Avista Utilities Map