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Old 07-16-2010, 03:38 PM
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My boyfriend is in the area for business for a couple of days. He is a nature enthusiast, extreme sport daredevil who adores rivers. He is a very strong swimmer and understands the risks. He is not interested in parks or designated swim areas. He would like to find something off the beaten path. He is staying not too far from the downtown area. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:29 PM
Location: Arvada, CO
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I like where the river meets up with Latah Creek. The river passes by quite swiftly there. I wouldn't recommend somebody to simply jump in it though. It's quite rocky and there are tons of rafters that pass by.

Most parts of the river (away from falls) are entry-points for river lovers.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:56 PM
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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We you still think he is cute in a wheelchair
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:54 PM
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Think he'd enjoy this? It's about 60 miles as the crow flies from Spokane...

Kayak Waterfall Record - Extreme Kayaking - National Geographic
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:08 PM
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Hi and welcome to the area, many have died in the Spokane river the rapids are not to be underestimated. Not many public entry points where you'll stay in one piece

check out the little spokane river, there's some beautiful areas particularly pine river park. The little spokane river is one of only two rivers that are actually privately owned rather than public water, but some excellent intertubing entries for the little spokane, come say hi if you're near pine river!
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:08 PM
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Yeah, there have been a lot of drownings over the years at the Bowl and Pitcher...

Little Spokane is nice for kids...used to tube it a lot as a child. Nice place to go to just cool off.
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:33 PM
Location: Spokane, WA
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Default Spots to cool off...

We've lived here since Oct '08 and thought we could swim anywhere in the river... We found that downstream of the TJ Menach bridge there are lots of folks that play down there, but the river bottom is rather rocky and the current a bit swift most of the time. There is one place that's rather nice, downstream from the Military Cemetery that can be accessed from Government Way, it's near the Spokane Falls Community College. The beach is right where the river turns, there's nice slack water there. You have to hike down to it. Lots of people raft from Peaceful Valley down to somewhere before Bowl and Pitcher, but remember, from wherever you put in to where you take out, you have to walk back... Stay away from People's Park unless you're adventurous...

We've found lot's of nice beaches E of Spokane towards Couer D Alene, and above. Quemlin Park, (I've heard Corbin Park, but isn't that *in* town?) and our favorite, and the nicest we've found is Hayden Park. We like that due to parking, grass, (with shade trees) sand, then beach. The beach has this dock that is in a rectangular fashion, there's a rope at 3foot depth for the little kiddies, then deeper areas where you can dive in with no fears. The bottom is sand, with lots of fish swimming around, fun for the kids with masks! Oh and lifeguards!

Sandpoint has their beach with sand and lots of swimming area, so there are places to enjoy the water..

Good luck!
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