The Chinook Bend Natural Area is located two miles north of the City of Carnation, on NE Carnation Farm Road. This 59-acre property lies within the Snoqualmie River's 100-year floodplain and is surrounded by river on three sides. The site contains rich habitat for many fish and wildlife species in its former pastureland, wetlands, and mature deciduous forest. Approximately 20 percent of the Chinook salmon that return to the Snoqualmie River Watershed spawn in the Chinook Bend reach. King County currently has multiple restoration projects at Chinook Bend that are enhancing fish and wildlife habitat.
Chinook Bend is appropriate for walking, fishing, and nature observation. A small parking area is located just northwest of the NE Carnation Farm Road bridge over the Snoqualmie River. Chinook Bend Natural Area was donated to King County by the Nestle USA Corporation for habitat protection and passive recreation.
Access: Parking lot is located just northwest of NE Carnation Farm Road bridge over the Snoqualmie River (in the vicinity of 30900 block of NE Carnation Farm Road)
Acreage: 59 acres
Usage: walking, fishing, nature observation