Don't stress about coordinating who’s leaving their car where when you plan a paddle down the Little Spokane River this summer. Starting this weekend and running through Labor Day, Spokane Parks and Recreation is operating a daytime shuttle service for kayakers, canoers and stand-up paddleboarders who make the popular trek from the put-in near St. George’s School to the take-out at Nine Mile. The shuttle takes you and your gear back to where you parked; pre-register online or pay on site with check or card (no cash). Things to know before you go: No tubes, rafts, dogs or alcohol are allowed on the shuttle (all of these things are actually restricted in the Little Spokane natural area). Youth age 17 and under must be with an adult, and don’t forget your life jacket. Discover Passes are required for parking at the put-in site, since it’s part of Riverside State Park.
Sat-Sun from 10 am-4 pm; continues weekends through Sept. 2 • $8/person • Nine Mile take out back to St. George’s put-in • bit.ly/296pjtW or spokaneparks.org
— Chey Scott