One major step closer to public river access
Boat access on the Spokane River is getting closer to reality. With funding from the abandoned river gorge project, the proposed boat slide access in Glover Field is likely to be built sometime in 2018.
Glover Field is located just minutes from downtown and is the starting point of access to the Spokane River Gorge. Offering floaters views of the downtown skyline as they slip boats into the river, paddlers quickly flow downstream fading away from city views and noise into a scenic wilderness setting similar to more remote rivers around the west. A truly unique experience for a fairly major metropolitan area to have.
This boat slide in Peaceful Valley will alleviate parking and access issues along Water Street where residents have felt the strain of increased river usage over the years. For anglers this will be the beginning of true boat access on a what has been a challenging section of river to launch drift boats and rafts.
For more information check out the Spokesman Review article from last Saturday's paper: