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Trautman Ranch Conservation Area


Trautman Ranch Conservation Area Map (PDF)

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This 275.8-acre conservation area in the heart of Riverside State Park was acquired in 2015 through Spokane County's Conservation Futures Program. This property was acquired with the help from the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy and the Trautman Family. The property is managed by Riverside State Park through a management agreement recently executed by Spokane County and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

Public Access - Carlson Road Trailhead

This property can be accessed by parking at the Carlson Road Trailhead (Discover Pass Required). There are currently some unofficial trails and former ranch roads throughout the property.


The Trautman Property contains a series of benches and slopes that exhibit where the Spokane River once flowed. The forest is generally a mix of Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. The property also provides some views as well as numerous springs and pond.