For those of you in our neck of the woods, the Spokane area, we discovered a convenient
Where to Start:
13026 Mirabeau Parkway, Spokane, WA, 99216
If you drive out to Mirabeau Springs there is a parking lot by the river that is the perfect place to put in. We left one of our cars there.
The paddle is only a few miles and is the perfect distance to kill an extra couple hours after work, that way you don't have to wait for the weekend to roll around to get on your SUP. While it does run near town, it feels surprisingly isolated and is a testament to our area's natural beauty, even near the city. The river is not too intense, so don't worry about running into whitewater, but it is still shallow and fast enough to keep things interesting. On our trip we saw lots of wildlife, most notably a large sturgeon and countless river turtles. There are many opportunities to explore shallow areas where the river breaks off into small streams.
Ending your Journey:
7414 E Upriver Drive, Spokane, WA, 99212
We got off the river at Boulder Beach, where we left our first car waiting for us. There we just rolled up our
If you decide to try this out, which we recommend, reach out to us and let us know how it goes! Paddle on!