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Gateway Conservation Area 
(Part of Gateway Regional Park)


The Conservation Area property runs parallel to the Spokane River and the Spokane River Centennial Trail at the state line between Washington and Idaho.  Covering a total of 7 acres on one narrow parcel contiguous with Gateway Regional Park, the property preserves open space land and riparian habitat along the river corridor.

Various types of wildlife species have been seen, including many different birds.  The Conservation Area is near the most eastern Washington trailhead for the Spokane River Centennial Trail.  There are facilites near the property, including parking and restrooms. 

Permitted Uses

  • Wildlife observation
  • Nature trails
  • Hiking
  • Picnic areas
  • Bird-watching
  • Equestrian trails
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Fishing as permitted, subject to state regulations


  • Dogs can be disruptive to wildlife and must be kept on a leash at all times while in the conservation area.
  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted in the conservation area.
  • Hunting and/or shooting are not permitted at any time in the conservation area.
  • No campfires are permitted in the conservation area. 


From I-90:

  • Take the Stateline exit, #299
  • Drive north from the freeway to the 'Y'
  • Turn left (west) towards parking log 
  • Gateway at Stateline Conservation Area is located between the Centennial Trail and the Spokane River 


Click here for a locator and site map of the Gateway Conservation Area (713 KB pdf) Full size print-out is 11 x 17, but can be scaled to 8.5 x 11.


Special attractions at the Gateway Conservation Area include:

  • Trail head for the Centennial Trail 
  • Views along the Spokane River
  • Restrooms and parking are available