Riverside, Washington is a small town in Okanogan County, located right along both Highway 97 and the Okanogan River. It’s primarily an agricultural based community with one small block of businesses, a nice little park, and some surrounding homes. Anyone loving getting off the main road and getting a look at an example of what’s left of real small town America should take the few minutes it takes to experience Riverside.
The entire area that Riverside takes up is just under a full square mile. In town is a small grocery store that years ago was an true Old West saloon. There’s also a locally famous retail establishment there known as Detro’s Western Store. This cute little historic store is home to a fine selection of everything you could hope to find in a western store. There’s a fine selection of ropes, western apparel, cowboy hats, Old West style toys, and of course cowboy boots. If you have kids, take a minute to read the historic marker across the street while the little ones play in the park.
Exploring North Central Washington’s small towns is a great way to learn more about the region, have a fun time, and come away having visited somewhere you may have never been to before. It’s truly a worthwhile experience.