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By David Randall, October 2009


The Spokane location is a large open field (0.5 mile on a side plus some surrounding fields). The location is sufficient in size to support up to one hundred flyers and spectators.  Their are houses and power lines surrounding the field so it is important to bring rockets down on the field.  Launches are either one or two day and are generally held in April, May, June (WheatChex), and October, but have been held in March, September, and November as well.  Overnight camping is available for the 2 day launches.


The Spokane SPARC launch site is located approximately 4 miles south of the city of Deer Park, WA and about 15 miles north of I-90 running through Spokane, WA.  The site is about 1.5 miles west of US 395 on the south side of Wild Rose in a farmer’s field.


Water: No available water

Electricity: No

Sewer/RV Dump: No

Porta-potties: Yes

Cellular Service: Yes

Food: There are no on-site food vendors or facilities. The nearby cities of Spokane and Deer Park offer full grocery and restaurant choices.

Gas: The nearest gas station is approximately 2 miles from the site along US 395.


Fires: No open fires allowed.

Fireworks: No fireworks allowed.

Flight Waivers

7,000′ AGL

Reference Map

Spokane SPARC site

Maps and Directions


Bing Map

Google Map

GPS Information

SPARC launch site47.86844 N, 117.45190 W


Flying season temperatures average from a low of 20 to a high of 90, with extremes from 10 to 95 degrees. Winds average 0-5 mph, lower in the AM or mid-day, with peaks to 15 mph. There is a neglible chance of rain during summer months. Winter months are very likely to have snow.

Current Web Cam View and Weather Conditions

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Web Cam View – North Spokane