Once we left the Columbia River basin it was a lot less windy and things became easier for us. We’d heard about this little county park near Spokane Valley, WA named Liberty Lake Regional Park. It’s a Spokane County Park site and an undiscovered jewel.
Interesting Factoid – Liberty Lake used to be called Grier Lake. We’ve run across this fact a number of times. We know for sure it was named Grier Lake but we choose to believe it was named Grier Lake after one of Thom’s long lost relatives. Not sure if that’s true about being named after a long-lost relative or not, but it’s what we choose to believe.
It’s a beautiful little RV park with water and electric. It has 17 R.V. sites, 13 Tent sites, two Lake View Cabins, and one Group Camping site. It’s away from the day use area of the lake so there’s not a lot of traffic in and out of the RV park area. The sites weren’t large but they weren’t small either. Never did we feel crowded or cramped but I’d say the park was only about 1/3 full.
The Day Use area has swimming, boating, fishing, etc and there are a lot of hiking trails which allow dogs on the trails. In addition, there’s an Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) area of the park and 3 very nice golf courses within 5 miles – Liberty Lake Golf Course, Trailhead, and Meadowood Golf. Not too mention many other courses within a short distance.
We spent a couple of days here and saw some of Thom’s family and a couple of old friends. It was a nice pleasant stay and the dogs did great. No troubles at all here. Next stop Lake Pend O’Reille (pronounced Pond O Ray)