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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Zombies come to life at Riverside State Park

Family-friendly haunted hike offers evening of scares and other festivities

OLYMPIA – Oct. 4, 2018 – Washington State Parks and the Riverside State Park Foundation celebrate the Halloween season with the seventh annual Haunted Zombie Hike in Riverside State Park near Spokane.

The public is invited to join the fun from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Riverside State Park 7-Mile Airstrip, 7903 W. Missoula Rd., Nine Mile Falls. (Driving directions.) 

 Brave participants will make their way along a wooded path through haunted exhibits and (fake) blood-thirsty zombies in what organizers call the “scariest half mile.” Admission to the Haunted Zombie Hike is $10 for adults and children age 10 and older. Admission for children under 10 is $5, and they must be accompanied by an adult. Parental discretion is advised for young children. A flashlight will be provided to help with wayfinding. Pets are not allowed on the trail. 

The event is a fundraiser for the Riverside State Park Foundation, a non-profit organization formed to support the park. A Discover Pass will not be required for vehicle access to this event; the Foundation is covering the cost.

About the event

Participants hike one-half mile through the woods, while  volunteer zombies and hair-raising displays offer Halloween season frights. Participants should be prepared to walk over uneven terrain and wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Attendees can have their picture taken with a zombie at the photo booth and enjoy food and hot beverages while gathered around one of the event’s warming fires.

For more information, contact Lara Gricar, (509) 465-5066 or    

About Riverside State Park
Riverside State Park is a 12,000-acre camping park located on the Spokane and Little Spokane rivers. The park provides a variety of recreational activities, including miles of hiking, biking, off-road and equestrian trails, water sports, interpretive activities and more. For more information, visit: 

About Riverside State Park Foundation
Riverside State Park Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that exists to educate and engage people and groups to enjoy, advocate for and sustain the irreplaceable benefits of recreation, history, beauty, natural resources and cultures of Riverside State Park now and for generations to come.

To learn more about Riverside State Park Foundation, visit or visit  the Foundation’s Facebook page at

Media contacts:
Lara Gricar, Program Specialist, (509) 465-5066
Toni Droscher, Communications Office, (360) 902-8604


About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. 

News release number: 18-061

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