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Auburn Black Diamond Rd and SE Green Valley Rd Auburn WA 98092

Please visit the Auburn Narrows page for more information

NE 165th St and 179th Pl NE Redmond WA 98072  

Located near Woodinville and Redmond, Cold Creek Natural Area and adjacent Bassett Pond Natural Area together make up 250 acres of important habitat for birds and other wildlife. These sites contain extensive wetland ecosystems, springs, and high quality salmon-bearing streams. Cold Creek and Cottage Lake/Daniels Creek are tributaries to Big Bear Creek and the Sammamish River. Portions of these sites were previously called Daniels Creek Park and Mary Cash Farm.

Access: Cold Creek Natural Area (trails on north end):
parking is in a lot on the south side of NE Woodinville-Duvall Road, in the vicinity of 18200 block.

Bassett Pond Natural Area (short trail on south end): roadside parking along NE 165th St near intersection with 179th Place NE.

Flaming Geyser State Park has parking lots, which can be accessed via SE Flaming Geyser Road through King County's property.

Parking is available at the hatchery at 13030 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Rd.

A gravel road road provides pedestrian access through the site to the creek, and a number of informal trails access different parts of the site.

Acreage: 250 acres

Usage: walking,nature observation


Cold Creek Natural Area Site Management Plan (2001) (pdf) 

 

Maple Valley, WA

Big Bend and Landsburg Reach Natural Areas are both located within the Landsburg Reach of the Cedar River, approximately River Mile 19.6 to 21.2. Big Bend consists of three parcels (96 acres) and Landsburg Reach Natural Area consists of nine parcels (24 acres). The sites are located slightly more than a mile east of Maple Valley, near the Cedar River Watershed's western boundary at Landsburg Road SE. Portions of the sites are adjacent to the King County Cedar River Regional Trail, as well as to City of Seattle's Cedar River Pipeline Road which is also used as a trail.

The sites span both sides of the Cedar River. The Walsh Lake Diversion Ditch flows through Big Bend Natural Area, and other side channels and valley floor wetlands occur on the Natural Area. This reach of the Cedar River contains high-bank bluffs noted for their contribution of gravel to the river. The sites support mixed coniferous/deciduous second-growth forest relatively mature in age, also including stands predominated by coniferous, deciduous, or wetland vegetation. Invasive vegetation is present particularly along disturbed portions of the Cedar River channel.

Pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians traveling the Cedar River Trail pass through Big Bend Natural Area along the regional trail corridor, to or from the trailhead parking one mile east at Landsburg Road SE. There are no other parking areas for these Natural Areas. The Natural Area itself (outside of the Cedar River Trail) is primarily used by pedestrians and equestrians, who follow the informal trails extending off from the Cedar River Trail. The riverfront is also used by boaters and fishermen mostly on a seasonal basis. Landsburg Reach Natural Area supports little public use, except for trail connections between nearby Danville/Georgetown trails and the Cedar River Pipeline Road. The Backcountry Horsemen and the Friends of Rock Creek Valley are key community partners at these sites, contributing significant time and energy to observing site and trail conditions, picking up litter, and other activities related to trails at the site.

The Big Bend and Landsburg Reach Natural Area Site Management Guidelines are available in Adobe Acrobat format, in sections for faster download. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page.


Big Bend and Landsburg Reach Natural Area Site Management Guidelines

Appendices

 

NE 138th and Juanita Drive NE Kirkland WA 98028

Visit the Big Finn Hill Park webpage.

S 284th Pl and 37th Ave S Federal Way WA 98003 

Bingaman Pond Natural Area is located between Auburn and Federal Way, in the potential annexation area of Federal Way. It is anticipated that this property will transfer to Federal Way with future annexations.

The 17-acre property is located along on small unnamed tributary to the Green River, and includes part of the Bingaman Pond wetland complex. The western part of the wetland was historically dammed for cranberry production. Portions of the dam are still visible at the site. The Class 1 wetland supports open water, scrub-shrub and forest vegetation, supporting a wide variety of bird species. The western half of the site also includes upland forests on slopes above the stream valley.

The entrance to the site is on the property's south side, at the end of 37th Place S. at S. 284th Place. There is no developed parking area. The site is used primarily by local neighbors for walking and nature observation. Recent work by EarthCorps helped to establish a system of informal trails, remove invasive species, and perform habitat restoration.

The Bingaman Pond Natural Area Site Management Guidelines are available in Adobe Acrobat format, in sections for faster download. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page.

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Bingaman Pond Natural Area Site Management Guidelines

Maple Valley Black Diamond Rd and 241st Ave SE Black Diamond WA 98010

Please visit the Black Diamond page for more information

127th Pl SE and SE 188th Pl Kent WA 98058
NE 60th St and 132nd Ave NE to NE 60th St and W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy Redmond WA 98052
118th St and 80th Ave S Renton WA 98059

NE 145th St and 40th Ave NE to Bothell Way and 96th Ave NE Lake Forest Park WA 98155

The Burke-Gilman Trail runs more than 18 miles from Shilshole Bay in the City of Seattle to the City of Bothell where it intersects the Sammamish River Trail. Part of the "Locks to Lakes Corridor," the BGT is a paved, off-road facility over its entire length with the exception of an on-road segment in Ballard. The trail crosses Ballard, Fremont, Wallingford, the University District and View Ridge within the City of Seattle, as well as the cities of Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and Bothell. The trail is managed by Seattle within the city limits south of Northeast 145th Street and by King County outside Seattle.

The trail follows a historic railroad route near the Lake Washington Ship Canal and north along Lake Washington to the Sammamish River. Along the way it passes the Hiram Chittenden Locks, Fremont Canal Park, Gas Works Park, University of Washington, Magnuson Park, Log Boom Park in Kenmore, Wayne Golf Course in Bothell and Blyth Park in Bothell. King County's best-known regional trail, the BGT is highly popular with cyclists, joggers, skaters and strollers. It is also an important nonmotorized route for weekday bicycle commuters between Seattle and the Eastside. The trail provides great access and views of the Ship Canal, Lake Union, Seattle neighborhoods, suburban cities, Lake Washington, and points east via other regional trails.

Length: 18.8 miles. Surface - Paved with soft surface shoulder.
(Seattle and King County)

Use: All non-motorized uses are permitted except equestrians.

Access: Gasworks Park, Matthews Beach Park, Log Boom Park.

Accessibility: The trail is ADA accessible. Disability access at: Gasworks Park and Log Boom Park.


Burke-Gilman Closure


Regional Trails Map  

Recent construction


For More Information

Submit a comment: www.parksfeedback.com

Visit the KC Parks blog

294 45th Pl S Federal Way WA 98001
28500 SE Issaquah Fall City Rd Issaquah WA 98024

733 W. Snoqualmie River Rd NE Carnation WA 98014

The Carnation Marsh Natural Area is a 67-acre portion of the greater 190 acres that make up the entire Carnation Marsh wetland system along the Snoqualmie River. In 1992, King County received funds from an Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA) grant to purchase Carnation Marsh for resource protection and provision of educational opportunities.

Carnation Marsh is rated as a Class 1 wetland as documented in the King County Wetland Inventory. The Marsh has direct hydrologic connection to the Snoqualmie River and provides significant storage for floodwaters. The Marsh is characterized by an abundance of large woody debris; a high diversity of woody vegetation, including mature trees and snags; and a complex hydrology supplied by valley floor springs, tributaries and seeps draining the west valley wall. Carnation Marsh is environmentally significant for a multitude of plant and animal species that use the marsh for all or part of their life cycles. Carnation Marsh is 30 miles east of Seattle near the town of Carnation. The public can access this Natural Area for passive recreation and educational use via Highway 203 at West Snoqualmie Valley Rd. NE and NE 8th St.

For information about Seattle Audubon Society's Carnation Marsh lands adjacent and connected to King County's Carnation Marsh Natural area, please visit the Snoqualmie River Valley page on Seattle Audubon's Birdweb (external link). Also, Washington Native Plant Society provides an inventory of plants at Carnation Marsh (external link, MS Word).


18015 SE Renton Maple Vlalley Hwy, Renton, 98058

Please visit the Cavanaugh Pond page for more information

 

112th St and Pacific Hwy S Tukwila WA 98168
204th Ave SE and SE 248th St Maple Valley WA 98038

18167 Cedar Grove Rd Renton WA 98038

Cedar Grove Road Natural Area is 2.55 acres in size and consists of four parcels. The site is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 169 (Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road) and Cedar Grove Road approximately four miles southeast of Renton and three miles north of Maple Valley. The Cedar River forms the north and east boundaries of the site. The Cedar River Trail runs along the western side of the property.

This reach of the Cedar River used to be extensively braided, but the channel location is relatively stable at this time due to a high number of revetments and locations where it flows against the valley wall. Cedar Grove Road Natural Area is located directly across the river from the right bank Rainbow Bend levee, and immediately upstream from the left bank Cedar Trail levee. Both the Cedar Grove Road Natural Area and the entire Rainbow Bend peninsula across the river lie completely within the 100-year floodplain; the floodway (the area of deepest and fastest flows) extends across much of these areas as well.

The eastern part of the property supports typical riparian forest along the Cedar River: black cottonwood and red alder overstory, with mostly native species in the understory (thimbleberry, salmonberry, willows). A sparse conifer overstory and older bigleaf maples exist on the western portion of the site. Japanese knotweed occurs along the riverbank. The central and western portions of the site were hydroseeded and replanted during project work. The large gravels in this part of the river are suitable for spawning by sockeye, Chinook, and coho salmon, as well as rainbow, steelhead, and cutthroat trout. Passive recreational uses at the site include walking, picnicking, and nature observation. The eastern portion of the Cedar Grove Road Natural Area is used by rafters as a take-out. An informal trail that leads from Cedar Grove Road east to the Cedar River is used regularly by visitors. Smaller informal trails allow users more occasional access to other portions of the site. In the central portion of the site is a grassy clearing in which trees have been re-planted, and woody debris has been installed for wildlife habitat. This grassy part of the site can provide an appropriate area for public use as long as that use does not impact the tree plantings in this area. In other portions of the site, dense shrub vegetation may limit access. The site is readily accessible from the adjacent Cedar River Trail. There is no parking at the site (although parking occurs along the side of the road).

The Cedar Grove Road Natural Area Site Management Guidelines are available in Adobe Acrobat format. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page.

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Cedar Grove Road Natural Area Site Management Guidelines


156th and 128th SE Renton WA 98055

149th Ave SE and Maple Valley Hwy. to SE 253rd St and Landsburg Rd SE Maple Valley WA 98032

The Cedar River Trail follows the Cedar River from where it enters Lake Washington in the City of Renton upriver to the community of Landsburg at the boundary of the City of Seattle’s Cedar River Watershed. At 17.3 miles in length the CRT is a paved, off-road trail for the first 12.3 miles, and features a soft surface for the last five miles. 

The trail follows a historic railroad route between the river and State Route 169, and passes through or near Renton, Maplewood, Cedar Mountain, Maple Valley, and Rock Creek. It offers views and access to Lake Washington, downtown Renton, Cedar River Park, Maplewood Golf Course, Ron Regis Park, Cedar Grove Park, and Maple Valley. 

The CRT also provides excellent views and access to the Cedar River along its length. Between Renton and Maple Valley the CRT is popular with bicyclists and skaters and provides both recreational and non-motorized commuting opportunities. At Maple Valley the trail intersects the Green-To-Cedar Rivers Trail, which runs through central Maple Valley, then continues to the more secluded Rock Creek area and onto Landsburg in a wooded river valley. This soft-surface segment is popular with off-road bicyclists, joggers, walkers and equestrians. Parking is provided at both ends of the trail, and at numerous locations along its length.

Length: 17.3 miles. Surface - Paved and soft-surface

Use: All non-motorized uses. Access to equestrians is restricted within Renton City limits.

Access: Parking is available at Nishiwaki Lane at lake Washington, along the trail immediately adjacent to State Route 169, and at Landsburg.

Accessibility: Paved portions (such as at Liberty Park) are ADA accessible; unpaved sections are not. Disability access at Liberty Park.


Useful links 

Regional Trails Map

310th Ave NE and Carnation Rd Carnation WA 98014

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


Useful links

Park Alert: Restricted Access


Chinook Bend Natural Area Site Management Guidelines (2003) (pdf)

Volunteer at Chinook Bend

SE 123rd St and 164th Ave SE Renton WA 98059

180th Ave NE and Woodinville Duvall Road Woodinville WA 98072

The Cold Creek Natural Area and adjacent Bassett Pond Natural Area are managed together under the Cold Creek Natural Area plan.  Portions of Cold Creek Natural Area were called Daniels Creek Park and Mary Cash Farm in the past.

These natural areas cover about 250 acres in the upper reaches of Cottage Lake Creek, a tributary to Big Bear Creek and the Sammamish River. The area is located is located near Woodinville and Redmond. This area contains extensive wetland systems, numerous springs, and one of the highest quality salmon-bearing streams in the Big Bear Creek drainage basin. Bear Creek supports chinook, sockeye, coho, kokanee, steelhead, and cutthroat, as well as the largest freshwater mussel population known in King County.

Portions of Cold Creek Natural Area were called Daniels Creek Park and Mary Cash Farm in the past. Bassett Pond Natural Area is a neighboring property also addressed in the Cold Creek Natural Area plan.

Significant resources at the Cold Creek Natural Area include:

  • A large portion of the Big Bear Creek #10 wetland, a King County Class 1 wetland rating for size, diversity of vegetation, and open water component.
  • Wetlands, streams, and biotic communities within the upper reaches of the Cottage Lake Creek and Bear Creek basin, which play a critical role in the health and vitality of the downstream system.
  • Cold Creek, a King County Class 2 stream which provides essential cool waters to the Cottage Lake Creek and Bear Creek system, especially in the critical summer and fall months.
  • Cottage Lake Creek/Daniels Creek, a King County Class 2 stream that supports significant populations of chinook, sockeye, coho, kokanee, steelhead, and cutthroat.
  • High quality, diverse habitat for a variety of resident and migratory bird species as well as habitat for numerous terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, including river otter, beaver, coyote, black bear, and native amphibian species.
  • A peat deposit of state significance.

The Cold Creek Natural Area Site Management Plan is available in Adobe Acrobat format. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page. The document is available in parts to reduce download time and minimize computer problems during and after download.

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Cold Creek Natural Area Site Management Plan - (356 Kb, not including figures below)


NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd and 188th NE Woodinville WA 98072

Cottage Lake Park is located near Woodinville and offers numerous outdoor activities for the community to enjoy. Lake access allows for boating and fishing, and there are walking trails, picnic tables and barbeques, a picnic shelter, play area and restroom. The park is also home to the annual “Music in the Park” free outdoor summer community concerts, sponsored by the Upper Bear Creek Community Council.


To reserve a picnic shelter, please contact:

Regional Scheduling Office
Tel: (206) 205-5275
Email: regional.scheduling@kingcounty.gov


Upper Bear Creek Community Council


CPG Program


Northshore YMCA

 

18201 SE Cougar Mountain Dr Bellevue WA 98027

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is the gem of King County's 25,000 acre park system. Just minutes from Eastside cities such as Bellevue, Newcastle and Issaquah, Cougar Mountain Park provides an excellent example of our region’s unique historical, cultural and natural heritage. Located in the "Issaquah Alps", Cougar Mountain Park preserves important wildlife habitat while offering ample opportunities for recreation.

About the park
Thanks to several key acquisitions, the park, which originally was created by a considerable outpouring of public support, has evolved over time to its current size of 3,100 acres. The park is connected to Squak Mountain State Park by the Cougar-Squak Corridor, which together create a protected area of public land of approximately 5,000 acres.

Natural Heritage
The park generally lies between 1,000 and 1,595 feet above sea level and features many diverse habitats, such as mature second growth forests, streams and wetlands, and cliffs, talus, and caves. There are sweeping views of the region, including vistas of Lake Sammamish, the Cascades, and Bellevue, Seattle and beyond; other, more densely vegetated areas of the park whisk you away from the sights and sounds of nearby urban development. Hosts of birds are regularly seen at Cougar, along with wildlife such as black bear and bobcats.

Cultural Heritage
Over the years, Cougar Mountain has been home to Native Americans, miners, loggers, and even the US Army! For thousands of years, Native Americans traversed Cougar Mountain to gather wild roots, plants and berries, as well as to hunt game and other animals. Then, when the region began to be settled, miners worked the hills of Cougar Mountain for close to a century, up until the middle of the twentieth century. Logging operations took place during the 1920s, and there was even some small-scale farming, which helped supply miners, loggers, and their families with fresh produce.

In the 1950s and early 60s, two active Nike missile sites were located within the park’s current boundaries, in order to protect the Puget Sound region from potential air attacks. Eventually, these sites were decommissioned, and in the late 1960s, King County took over ownership of the land that would later become Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park.

Address:
For access see below

Acreage:
3,115 acres
Hours:
8:00 am to dusk

Red Town Trailhead
From I-90: Take Exit 13 and drive south on Lakemont Blvd SE for 3.1 miles. Look for the entrance to the Red Town Trailhead on the left side of the road.
From I-405: Take Exit 10 and follow Coal Creek Pkwy SE for 2.4 miles to the shopping center. Turn left at the light onto SE 72nd Pl and then left again at Newcastle Gold Club Road. Follow that for 1.9 miles. The entrance to Red Town Trailhead is on the right side of the road just after the big bend.

Sky Country Trailhead
From I-90: Take Exit 13 and drive south on Lakemont Blvd SE for 2.5 miles. Turn left on SE Cougar Mountain Way and then right on 166th Way SE. Follow 166th to its end (0.7 mi). On the right is the Sky Country Trailhead parking lot (horse trailer space available).

Anti-Aircraft Peak Trailhead
From I-90: Take Exit 13 and drive south on Lakemont Blvd SE for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto SE Cougar Mountain Way. Follow the double yellow line (the road will first swing left and become 168th Pl SE and then right to become SE 60th St). Turn off 60th St uphill onto the dead end road, SE Cougar Mountain Dr. The road will change to gravel - at the end is the trailhead.

Wilderness Creek Trailhead
From I-90: Take Exit 15 and drive south on Hwy 900 (17th Ave NW and then Renton-Issaquah Road SE) for 3.3. miles. Look for the trailhead sign and an asphalt driveway that goes uphill to the right.


Quick Links

Cougar Mountain Map

Backcountry Trail Maps


Partners

Issaquah Alps Trail Club

Washington Trails Association

Mountains to Sound Greenway

9951 Renton Issaquah Rd SE Issaquah WA 98027


Visit the Cougar-Squak page

29006 196th Ave SE Covington WA 980429227

This 334 acre open space site is part of a multiuse site with a large landscape of working forest lands that were historically part of the railroad land grants. It is named to reflect historical reference to the railroad line that traveled through the site and the former Georgetown mining town.  It features deciduous forests, wetlands and riparian corridors that provide wildlife habitat for a diversity of species.  Former log hauling roads provide the backbone of an extensive system of high quality  backcountry trails on the site. The site is bordered by Rock Creek Natural Area to the west, the 315 acre Kent Watershed to the south and privately owned working forest land to the east.  The Danville-Georgetown site is managed by the county as a model of active forest management that maintains a balance of ecological, economic and recreation values.

 

Access: Parking is available along the Summit-Landsburg Road.

 

Use: Hiking and horseback riding are predominant uses. Mountain biking is allowed on a voluntary use basis.  Mountain bikers are encouraged to use nearby Henry’s Ridge as a primary mountain bike trail site.


Useful Links

Trail use notice

Forest Stewardship Plan

9500 SW Dock St Vashon WA 98070

SW 260th St and 86th Ave SW Vashon WA 98070

Please visit the Dockton Forest page for more information

91st Ave SW & SW 260th St Vashon WA 98070

26700 SE Issaquah Fall City Rd Issaquah WA 98027

Duthie Hill Park is 120 acres of dense evergreen forest located on the Sammamish Plateau. It is connected to more than 2,000 acres of public open space that includes Grand Ridge Park, Mitchell Hill Forest and Preston Ridge Park.

The lush forest of Douglas firs and western hemlocks provides an excellent backdrop for a mountain bike park, which is a CPG project currently under development by Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.

Acreage: 120

Trail length: Under development 

Use: Hiking, mountain biking

Access: From I-90 east, take Exit 18, East Sunset Way - Highlands Drive. Stay left on Highlands Drive and follow for 2.1 miles. Turn right onto Issaquah-Fall City Road and follow for 2 miles. At Endeavor Elementary School, take a right on to Issaquah-Fall City Rd. The parking lot will be located on your left (North side of the road). The lot accommodates 74 vehicles.


Useful links

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

Duthie Hill Parking Access Map

13505 Carnation Duvall Rd Duvall WA 98019

NE Redmond Way and Avondale Rd NE to Rainier Blvd N and NW Gilman Blvd Sammamish WA 98029

The East Lake Sammamish Trail follows a historic railroad route along the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish within the cities of Redmond, Sammamish and Issaquah. Part of the “Locks to Lakes Corridor,” the trail is approximately 11 miles long and follows an off-road corridor along the lake and through lakeside communities. The existing “interim” soft-surface trail provides excellent views of the lake and Cascade foothills, and is popular with off-road bicyclists, joggers, walkers and other users. The ELST will be upgraded in phases to become a fully paved facility with soft-surface shoulders.

Access to the northern end of the ELST is off Northeast 70th Street in Redmond, near the east side of King County’s Marymoor Park. The trail continues south through Sammamish to Issaquah. The trail is also accessible at numerous locations along its route, although no formal parking areas are currently provided. The ELST intersects with the Issaquah-Preston Trail in Issaquah near I-90, which provides a paved connection east within the Mountains to Sound Greenway Corridor.

 

Length: 10.8 miles. Surface - Paved and crushed rock

 

Use: No equestrian use is allowed. All other non-motorized uses are permitted.

Access: NE 65th, 187th Avenue NE, Inglewood Hill Road, west of NE 7th Street, SE 8th Street, SE 33rd Street, Gilman Boulevard.

Parking, access points and restrooms along the trail (PDF)

 

Accessibility: Due to the crushed rock surface, the trail is not readily accessible to people in wheelchairs.


Useful links

Regional Trails Map

ELST Construction Page & Alerts

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216th Ave SE and SE 43rd Way to SE Klahanie Blvd and Issaquah Pine Lake Rd SE Sammamish WA 98029

SW Ellisport Rd and Dockton Rd SW Vashon WA 9807

196th NE and NE 60th Redmond WA 98052

The Evans Creek Natural Area is approximately 38-acres in size and located in the Bear Creek Basin approximately four miles east of the City of Redmond in unincorporated King County. Evans Creek flows through the western portion of the natural area for a distance of a quarter of a mile and lies within its 100-year floodplain. The site is predominantly scrub-shrub wetlands with a small forest component. The Evans Creek Natural Area is completely surrounded by private property and the western edge is bordered by 196th Avenue NE. It was donated to King County in December 1986.

The Evans Creek Natural Area contains significant habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species. Evans Creek is home to chinook salmon as well as substantial populations of coho and sockeye salmon. Chinook salmon are listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act. The Evans Creek Natural Area also provides substantial habitat for a variety of bird species and mammalian wildlife.

Current public use of the Evans Creek Natural Area is minimal due to its relatively limited access, generally undeveloped character and lack of trails. Some informal recreational activities such as nature observation and bird watching occur, especially on the edges of the site. As residential development continues in the vicinity of Evans Creek Natural Area, public use may increase substantially.

The Evans Creek Natural Area Site Management Guidelines are available in Adobe Acrobat format, in sections for faster download. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page.

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Evans Creek Natural Area Site Management Guidelines


205th Pl NE and NE 47th St Sammamish WA 98053

4101 Fall City-Carnation Rd SE (State Rt. 203) Fall City WA 98024

3000 Block of Neal Road SE Fall City WA 98024

Fall City Natural Area is located 1.5 miles north of Fall City and lies between the Snoqualmie River to the west and the 3000 block of Neal Road to the east and north. The 46.9-acre property lies within the Snoqualmie River's 100-year floodplain and is one of the few substantial blocks of forested riparian habitat in the Snoqualmie Valley. The Fall City Natural Area was purchased to protect the site's remaining high quality salmon habitat, specifically chinook winter rearing and juvenile habitat. The site was purchased between December 2000 and April 2001 with a combination of funding from the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office, a Salmon Recovery Funding Board Grant and King County Shoreline Improvement Funds.

Current public use at Fall City Natural Area involves a relatively low number of visitors engaged in recreational activities such as walking, nature observation and fishing. No formal public trails exist on the site, although pedestrians use the primitive access road as a trail.

The Neal Road Riparian Enhancement Project has been underway since April 2002. The project aims to restore the lowland-forested floodplain by planting native trees species and controlling noxious, invasive and non-native plant species. To date, well over 1,000 trees have been planted.

The Fall City Natural Area Site Management Guidelines are available in Adobe Acrobat format, in sections for faster download. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page.

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36429 44th Ave S Auburn WA 98001

228th Pl SE and SE Green Valley Rd Auburn WA 98092

Flaming Geyser Natural Area is located south of the City of Black Diamond on the Green River and features fairly mature floodplain forests on the north side of the river and steep bluffs on the south side of the river.

Flaming Geyser State Park, which is immediately east of King County's park, is equipped with limited parking (due to the closure for infrastructure repairs), picnic facilities, and restrooms. King County's 76-acre portion has a trail that provides several river access points, but parking and facilities are limited.

Access: Limited road shoulder parking on the south side of SE Green Valley Rd, just west of SE Flaming
Geyser Rd.

Flaming Geyser State Park has parking lots, which can be accessed via SE Flaming Geyser Road through King County's property.

Parking is available at the hatchery at 13030 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Rd.

A gravel road road provides pedestrian access through the site to the creek, and a number of informal trails access different parts of the site.

Acreage: 76 acres

Usage: walking, nature observation, fishing, river access


Useful links

Flaming Geyser State closure info

SE 392nd St and Veazie Cumberland Rd to 239th Ave SE and Hwy 410 Enumclaw WA 98022
Witte Rd SE and SE 221st St Maple Valley WA 98038
16020 148th Ave NE Woodinville WA 98072

280th Dr. SE and SE 63rd St Issaquah WA 98027

Grand Ridge Map

37000 190th Ave SE Auburn WA 98092

The 922-acre Green River Natural Area extends slightly north from the edge of the Enumclaw Plateau. It is about seven miles east of Auburn along State Route 164 and roughly six miles northwest of Enumclaw. The natural area is comprised of the former Metzler, O'Grady and Green River Waterway Parks all adjacent to the Green River. The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) acquired the parcels between 1973 and 2003 with funds from a variety of sources.

Steep valley walls and a broad valley floor combine to create rich mosaics of plant communities that characterize the natural area. Mixed forest and deciduous upland forests cover much of the valley wall, with several forested and scrub-shrub wetlands nestled in the benches. Gallery cottonwood forests, deciduous forests, meadows (old pasture/agricultural fields), and forested, scrub-shrub, and emergent wetlands are common on the valley bottom. Native plant installation and invasive plant control enhancement efforts have occurred along with streambed restoration projects focused on improving salmonid habitat. Several of these wetlands form the headwaters of short tributaries to the Green River. The lower reaches of the wall-based streams in this area are utilized for spawning by coho and chum, and rearing by chinook, coho, chum and winter steelhead. Cutthroat trout have also been reported.

Visitors to Green River Natural Area engage in activities such as walking, bicycling, nature observation and horseback riding, as well as fishing and river running activities such as rafting, tubing and kayaking. The O'Grady public access point is 500 ft. N. of the intersection of SE 373rd ST and 188th Ave. SE, Auburn, and the Metzler public access point is via a gravel road on the south side of SE Green Valley Rd. 2mi. west of its intersection with 218th Ave. The other sections of the natural area have little use due to limited access. The site is managed for the protection of its ecological value. Public access that does not harm the ecological value of the site is accommodated.

The Green River Natural Area Site Management Guidelines are available in Adobe Acrobat format. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page.

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Green River Natural Area Site Management Guidelines


6800 Fort Dent Way to 104th Ave SE and SE 316th St Tukwila WA 98168

The Green River Trail winds more than 19 miles from Cecil Moses Park near Seattle’s south boundary to North Green River Park in south Kent near Auburn. 

 

The GRT follows the Green River through industrial lands near the Duwamish Waterway in Tukwila to the broad Green River Valley. The trail provides excellent views and access to the Green River and surrounding river valley. The trail is paved over its entire length with some low-volume roadway segments. To the north the GRT follows the river along a riverside landscape and past industrial areas and manicured office parks. Near Fort Dent Park the GRT intersects the northern end of the Interurban Trail then meanders south down the river valley. Office buildings and suburban warehouse landscapes give way to open fields and hedgerows as the trail winds its way along the river. Entering Kent near Brisco Park, the GRT continues past the Green River Valley Natural Resources Area and through the Riverbend Golf Complex. At its south end the trail again intersects the Interurban Trail at Foster Park. 

 

The GRT links industrial lands to pastoral landscapes, parks, communities, and river views. Ideal for recreational journeys and nonmotorized commuting, the trail is highly popular with a variety of user groups. In the future the trail is slated to continue south through the City of Auburn and eventually to Flaming Geyser State Park at the Green River Gorge.

 

Length: 19.6 miles. Surface - Completed portions of the Green River Trail are paved with soft shoulders.

 

Use: All non-motorized uses. Access to equestrians is limited on some portions.

 

Accessibility: When completed will be fully accessible for persons with disabilities.

 

Access: Please consult our Park Locator, or Regional Trails Map to find the nearest access.


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SE 256th St and Lake Wilderness Dr. SE to SE 288th St and Hwy 169 Maple Valley WA 98038

The Green to Cedar Rivers Regional Trail Project will create a north-south connection for cyclists, pedestrians and equestrians, weaving through the best of an exceptional landscape connecting South County communities to rivers, lakes, creeks and natural areas. This trail will improve a section of existing soft-surface trail to a full standard shared-use trail and eventually extend it, connecting the Cedar River Trail to Flaming Geyser State Park on the Green River. The trail alignment generally follows the historic railroad line from Maple Valley to Lake Sawyer Park in Black Diamond. From there, the alignment heads south through future residential neighborhoods to the Green River. Along the way, the trail route passes by Lake Wilderness, Lake Sawyer and the Black Diamond Natural Area, providing access to these important regional parks. 

The Green to Cedar Rivers Trail Project will:
  Provide a multi-use paved trail that is accessible for people of all ages and abilities
  Provide a continuous equestrian facility in the trail corridor
  Offer an exceptional trail experience characterized by forests, streams and meadows
  Provide road crossings that meet current safety standards
  Minimize impacts to sensitive environmental areas
  Provide improved non-motorized access to parks, neighborhoods and commercial areas in the communities of unincorporated South King County, Black Diamond and Maple Valley 
  Complete missing segments of the regional trail network

Project History
The vision for the trail was originally proposed in the 1992 King County Regional Trails Plan, and was entitled the “Maple Valley-Flaming Geyser Trail”. The County has been in discussion about the trail vision with the Cities of Black Diamond, Maple Valley, and Covington, as they are primary stakeholders within the corridor.  In 2012 King County conducted a feasibility for the trail corridor that identified key opportunities and constraints for future development. Funding for the preliminary design of the entire corridor and construction of the North Segment was proposed as part of the list of projects in the 2014-2019 King County Parks Levy.

Project Schedule
King County is scheduled to conduct preliminary design, permitting, environmental review and public outreach for the entire corridor in 2015 and 2016. Final design and bidding is expected to take place during 2016 and 2017, with trail construction beginning in 2017. 

Public Engagement
King County will reach out to members of the public and other project stakeholders to share information about the project and encourage feedback on trail design. In addition to public meetings, King County will keep the community informed with website updates, newsletters, email alerts, press releases, and public meetings to interested groups and individuals. The first set of public meetings is planned for fall of 2015.

Contact
Project Manager: Linda Frkuska


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324th Ave NE and NE 11th St Carnation WA 98014

The Griffin Creek Natural Area covers about 46 acres of forestland in non-contiguous parcels, located between Carnation and Fall City. These sites are adjacent to the Carnation-Fall City Road (State Highway 203) and the Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail. Griffin Creek, a King County Class I stream system, provides significant habitat for a number of salmonids including coho and steelhead, as well as some of the most concentrated coho spawning densities in the Snoqualmie River system. Griffin Creek Natural Area also provides low-impact passive recreation, interpretive and educational opportunities.

The northern parcel, over 27 acres of forest and former pasture lands, is bisected by the Snoqualmie Valley Regional Trail (SVT) and is directly adjacent to the Archdiocese of Seattle's Camp Don Bosco. This parcel's proximity to the creek, forest lands, and regional trail will provide excellent opportunities for habitat protection as well as for continued low-impact passive recreation. The 19-acre southern group of small holdings is roughly three-quarters of a mile upstream, isolated and undeveloped.

Significant resources at Griffin Creek include:

  • Griffin Creek, a King County Class I stream system, which provides significant habitat for a number of salmonids including coho and steelhead as well as some of the most concentrated coho spawning densities in the Snoqualmie River system.
  • Habitat for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, including native amphibians.
  • Beaver ponds in the creek's main stem.
  • Opportunities for the restoration of natural floodplain features as well as enhancement of instream and riparian habitats.
  • Natural terraced topography that provides varied levels of public access and potential for restoration.
  • Passive recreational, interpretive and educational opportunities adjacent to the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.

The Griffin Creek Park Natural Area Site Management Plan is available in Adobe Acrobat format. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page. The document is available in parts to reduce download time and minimize computer problems during and after download.

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Figure 1 - Site Location in Snohomish Watershed

Figure 2 - Site Location

Figure 3 - Existing Conditions

Figure 4a - Natural Resources (North half)

Figure 4b - Natural Resources (South half)

Figure 5 - Site Management

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Auburn Black Diamond Rd and SE Green Valley Rd Auburn WA 98092

Hatchery Natural Area is a 23-acre, mostly flat, low elevation valley property just up Big Soos Creek near its confluence with the Green River, immediately east of Highway 18 in Auburn, WA. The surrounding area includes the Soos Creek Hatchery, and King County's Porter Levee and Auburn Narrows Natural Areas. Currently, the Hatchery Natural Area is used for passive recreation activities such as walking, fishing or hiking. Although no formal trails or roads exist, visitors typically access the east side of the site from Auburn-Black Diamond and SE Lake Holm Rd. There is a wide area on the side of the road that visitors use for parking.

This section of the Middle Green River supports populations of coho, chinook and chum salmon, steelhead, rainbow, and resident and sea-run cutthroat trout. Bull trout have also been found. Other verified species of wildlife that use the property are deer, mergansers, great blue herons, beaver, nutria, and bald eagles.

Vegetation at this site is primarily pasture grasses, reed canarygrass, Himalayan blackberry and Japanese knotweed. Several native vegetation enhancement projects have been installed at this site. As specified within the site management guidelines, establishment of native vegetation has been identified as a priority.

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S 259th St and Green River Rd Kent WA 98058

King County purchased Horsehead Bend Natural Area in 1978 from the Children's Home Society of Washington with Forward Thrust and Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation (IAC) funds for use as a major urban county park. The 34.91-acre Horsehead Bend Natural Area is located between Kent and Auburn, WA, at approximately river mile (RM) 26 on the Green River. The site is within the Lower Green River Agricultural Production District (APD).

Horsehead Bend Natural Area is a meander bend that has been locked into place by a right bank levee since 1965. The left bank of the river meander forms or borders a terraced area. The site is bordered on the west, north and east sides by the Green River. No other classified wetlands or streams exist on the site. A forested riparian zone includes bigleaf maple and black cottonwood. A grassy area exists in the middle of the site. Himalayan blackberry is encroaching into the grassy area from the riparian area.

The Middle Green River supports coho, chinook, and chum salmon; and steelhead, rainbow, and cutthroat trout. Bull trout have also been observed. Other verified wildlife includes deer, mergansers, great blue herons, beaver, coyotes, red-tailed hawks, woodpeckers and bald eagles. The King County Wildlife Habitat Network runs through the Green River Corridor at the Horsehead Bend Natural Area.

The Horsehead Bend Natural Area currently has small numbers of visitors engaged in recreational activities--mainly fishing. There are no roads or formal trails on the property. In some places along the rivers edge there are informal trails created by anglers. Inappropriate use has included homeless camps, construction of structures that may be used as shelters for anglers, cutting trees for firewood, and plowing and disking parts of the natural area. Horsehead Bend Natural Area is accessed from the north end of 86th Avenue South, following a narrow trail easement on the edge of farmland to the Natural Area site. There is no parking area at the site.

Evidence of Green River use by three threatened species listed under the Endangered Species Act, chinook salmon, bull trout, and bald eagle, and the presence of great blue herons, a species of concern in Washington State, make habitat preservation and enhancement priorities at the Horsehead Bend Natural Area. Several jurisdictions have expressed interest in implementing restoration efforts at Horsehead Bend Natural Area including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

The Horsehead Bend Natural Area Site Management Guidelines will be available at a later date.

304th Ave SE and 355th St Cumberland WA 98022
SW 265th St east of Vashon Hwy SW Vashon WA 98070

Upper Preston Rd SE and 324th Pl SE Preston WA 98027


SW 188th St and 115th Ave SW Vashon WA 98070

Located in the center of Vashon Island, Island Center Forest is a 363-acre working forest and nature preserve that is managed to demonstrate sustainable forest management while protecting and restoring the health of the site's habitat. The property is owned and managed by King County Parks in collaboration with community partners who make up the Friends of Island Center Forest, a diverse group that includes the Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust, Vashon Forest Stewards, Vashon–Maury Island Audubon, equestrians, and outdoor enthusiasts, among many other community members.

Island Center Forest features various forest stands, the Mukai Pond and Meadowlake wetlands, and meadows and forms the headwaters of Judd Creek. Island Center Forest provides habitat for a variety of wildlife, including more than 70 bird species.

There are more than nine miles of trails that are used by hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. The wetlands are popular for bird watching and wildlife photography.

Acreage: 363

Trail length: 9 miles 

Use: Hiking, equestrians, mountain biking, nature observation

Access: There is a parking lot and trailhead off of SW Cemetery Rd on 115th Ave SW. Parking is very limited on 115th Ave SW off of SW Bank Rd. You can access the trails just north of the transfer station on Westside Highway. Parking for horse trailers can be found at SW 188th St and 107th Ave SW.

Access through Squak Mt. trails
E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE and N Front St to Highlands Dr SE and E Sunset Way Issaquah WA 98027
Holmes Point Dr NE and Juanita Dr NE Kirkland WA 98034
NE 118th St and Juanita Drive NE Kirkland WA 98034
232nd Ave NE and NE 140th St Redmond WA 98077
216401 S 300th St Black Diamond WA 98042
116th Ave NE at NE 140th Kingsgate WA 98034
25000 SE Klahanie Blvd Issaquah WA 98027
SE 32nd St and 249th Ave SE to Issaquah Fall City Rd and 252nd Ave SE Issaquah WA 98029
24400 SE 200th St Maple Valley WA 98038
46th Ave S and 344th St Federal Way WA 98001
10911 E Lake Joy Rd NE Carnation WA 98014
11050 10th Ave SW Seattle WA 98146
SE 200th and 148th Ave SE Kent WA 98058
SE 184th St and Old Petrovitsky Rd to SE 224th St and 164th Ave SE Renton WA 98058
Kanaskat Kangley Rd SE and SE 296th St Kanaskat WA 98051
SE 253rd St and Landsburg Rd SE Ravensdale WA 98038
276 Ave SE and SE 224th St Maple Valley WA 98038

14925 Cedar Grove Road SE Maple Valley WA 98027

Log Cabin Reach Natural Area is a 118-acre site that consists of five contiguous parcels along Issaquah Creek on the west side of Cedar Grove Road SE and an additional five-acre parcel on the east side of Cedar Grove Road SE. The site is approximately 3 miles south of the city of Issaquah and 5 miles east of the city of Renton. The five parcels on the west side of Cedar Grove Road SE lie immediately east of the Cedar Hills Landfill. The parcel on the east side of Cedar Grove Road SE was purchased as part of the acquisition. Th e intent at the time of acquisition was to surplus this parcel, but this parcel may be retained as part of the Natural Area.

This reach of Issaquah Creek stands out in the basin for its high quality stream habitat, supporting in-stream habitat features such as log jams, midchannel gravel bars, braided side channels, and pools. The creek is unconfined by levees and revetments through this reach, allowing channel migration during times of high water, high potential for woody debris recruitment from the forested riparian corridor, and contribution of sediments and gravels from high banks above stream meanders.

The site supports open fields in the southwest, with a large emergent/scrub-shrub wetland area fed by an unnamed seasonal stream, with topography rising to a high grassy hill on the eastern edge. The riparian corridor is dominated by deciduous trees and shrubs, particularly through the southern part of the site where side channels and islands are frequent. The western and northern parts of the Natural Area are mature second-growth forest; the northwestern stand approaches old growth in its tree size and stand conditions. Invasive species are primarily blackberry patches in the fields, or butterfly bush, policemen's helmet, and other species scattered along the riparian corridor. (Also of note is that the Northwest Pipeline crosses this property from north to south. The pipeline area may be subject to vegetation maintenance, excavation for repair/upgrade, and restrictions on tree growth.)

Chinook, coho, and sockeye salmon; and cutthroat and steelhead trout are present in Issaquah Creek. A designated wildlife corridor along Issaquah Creek connects the site with the Cedar River Watershed and Taylor Mountain to the southeast, Tiger Mountain to the east, and Squak and Cougar Mountains to the north and northwest. The size and variety of habitats lend this site particular importance in a landscape characterized by rural residential development. This site is of a size that may support large mammals such as bear, as well as a diversity of birds, smaller mammals, and other wildlife.

The site is appropriate for passive recreational use, such as walking or nature observation. Areas most appropriate for public use are the fields in the south and western portion of the site, the main road/trail through the site, and the river overlook at the end of the road. The ecological importance of the wetland and stream corridor calls for limited public use in those areas. Currently, the site is used occasionally by local residents who access it from their properties or from Cedar Grove Road. The main point of access is on the 14900 block of Cedar Grove Rd SE, at a small pullout and gate. An unpaved road provides pedestrian access through the site to the creek, and a number of informal trails access different parts of the site. Limited parking restricts the number of visitors.

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NE 103rd St and 188th Ave NE Redmond WA 98052

The Lower Bear Creek Natural Area is 11.68 acres in size and located on the east side of Avondale Rd. NE, just east of Redmond. The site borders Avondale Rd. NE on the west side. There is a relatively new housing development across the street. To the north is an equestrian center, and to the east and south are rural-residential lots between 0.8 and 3 acres in size. Bear Creek flows through the property on its west side, just to the east of Avondale Rd NE.

The site contains both mature, upland forest and areas of wetland associated with Bear Creek. About half of the property is located within the 100-year floodplain of Bear Creek. The site contains habitat for a variety of fish and wildlife species.

There is limited public use in the Lower Bear Creek Natural Area, though there are a couple of trails that are likely used only by neighboring landowners.

  • The goals for the Lower Bear Creek Natural Area are 1) to conserve and enhance the ecological value, and 2) accommodate appropriate public uses that do not harm ecological resources.

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212th Ave SE and SE 370th St Black Diamond WA 98092

Manzanita Beach Rd SW & SW 280th Ln Vashon WA 98070
188th Ave SE and SE 164th St Maple Valley WA 98058
164th Ave Se, Renton, WA 98058
SE 138th St and 144th Ave SE Renton WA 98059
Vashon Hwy SW and SW 222nd St Vashon WA 98070

6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE Redmond WA 98052

Visit Marymoor's page

176th Ave NE and NE 65th St Redmond WA 98052

8215 SW 260th St Vashon, WA 98070

Visit the Maury Island Natural Area webpage.

5405 SW 244th St Vashon WA 98070

NE 31st St and Jones Ave NE Renton WA 98056
Just north of 11205 SE May Valley Rd., Renton, WA 98059

174th Ave SE and SE 164th St Renton WA 98058

For more information on this site, please visit this link

123rd Avenue SE and SE 236th Street Kent WA 98031
Bear Creek Rd NE and NE 132nd St to 204th Pl NE and NE 146th St Redmond WA 98077

SE Middle Fork Rd and SE 116th St North Bend WA 98045

The Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Area is located along the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River, about nine miles east of the City of North Bend. It contains primarily forested lands along the Middle Fork and tributary streams, providing important habitat for terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. The park is also near US Forest Service lands and Mount Si Recreation Area.

The Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Area is across SE Lake Dorothy Rd from a hand boat (kayaks, rafts, canoes) river access point, situated just below the concrete bridge over the Snoqualmie River.

Access: Road shoulder parking along SE Lake Dorothy Rd. Hand boat river access point on SE Lake Dorothy Rd just below the concrete bridge

Acreage: 645 acres

Use: Walking, nature observation, fishing, river access


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Middle Fork Snoqualmie Natural Area Site Management Plan (1999) (pdf)

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Snoqualmie Ranger District (US Forest Service)
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

SE 156th St and 240th Ave SE Issaquah WA 98027
256th Ave SE and SE 152nd St Issaquah WA 98027
SE 56th St and 284th Ave SE Issaquah WA 98027

10902 NE Moss Lake Rd Carnation WA 98014

Moss Lake Natural Area is a King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) Ecological Land. The site is located 5 miles southeast of Duvall, 3.5 miles northeast of Carnation, and 1 mile east of Lake Joy in the Cascade foothills. The site is comprised of 372 acres of high-quality wetland and forested upland habitats. An extensive Class 1 wetland complex encompasses a large sphagnum bog, beaver dams, open water and forested wetland.

The site is extremely valuable from an ecological standpoint. The lake and associated bog and wetland comprise a rare habitat in King County, and the relatively unaltered nature of the area make the site a unique resource. In addition, the surrounding upland forest provides valuable wildlife habitat. Several King County species of concern, including bald eagle, Vaux’s swift, red-tailed hawk, pileated woodpecker, bandtailed pigeon, western toad and Beller’s ground beetle.

Moss Lake NA receives a modest amount of public use. There is a limited trail system on the site, and users include hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. There is a pit toilet and a parking lot for up to 16 cars or 10 cars and three busses.

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202nd Ave SE and SE Maxwell Rd Maple Valley WA 98038

Mouth of Taylor Reach Natural Area consists of nearly eight acres of open space at the mouth of Taylor Creek in unincorporated King County, approximately 5 miles southeast of Renton and 1.5 miles north of Maple Valley. The properties were acquired as part of the Cedar River Legacy program to protect and restore habitat. The primary restoration goal of the Mouth of Taylor Reach Natural Area is to establish a better connection between the channel and the floodplain. The Lower Cedar River Basin Plan, the Flood Hazard Reduction Plan, and the WRIA 8 Draft Plan Framework and Preliminary Actions List contain a series of recommendations for levee setback and habitat restoration at or near the site. More in-depth analysis of historic river conditions, hydraulics, and hydrology will be needed to determine the best approach for improving the channel-floodplain connection.

Although parking is constrained (there is no parking area, but parking may occur along the road shoulders), the site is appropriate for low-impact passive recreation such as walking or nature observation in certain parts of the site. The primary area for use is the upland areas of the site off of Maxwell Road SE. Wetlands and backwater areas that run north-south on the property limit access to the Getchman levee which runs along the Cedar River on the southern parcels. Dense shrub vegetation may limit access on portions of the site, in particular to the northern parcels on Maxwell Road and on SE 197th Place where there are no trails through the vegetation into the parcels.

 

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24975 Frager Road S Kent WA 98032
125th Pl SW & SW 300th St Vashon WA 98070
Green River Rd S and SE 268th Kent WA 98031
SW Northilla Rd & 101st Ave Sw Vashon WA 98070
SE 231st and 120th Ave SE Kent WA 98058
14600 NE 145th St Woodinville WA 98072
SW 102nd St and 24th Ave SW Seattle WA 98146
228th Ave NE and NE Novelty Hill Rd Redmond WA 98053
NE 198th St and 204th Ave NE Woodinville WA 98077
SW 212th Pl and 111th Ave SW Vashon WA 98070
11058 SE 230th St Kent WA 98058

26201 NE Redmond-Fall City Rd Sammamish WA 98053

The Peterson Lake Park Natural Area is located five miles north of Maple Valley in the middle of the Peterson Creek basin. King County acquired the 153-acre Natural Area in its Waterways 2000 Program, to help preserve water and habitat quality in the Cedar River Watershed.

The Natural Area Site Management Plan provides a record of existing features and establishes guidelines for the future management of the Natural Area. Peterson Creek supports five species of salmon including coho, sockeye and chinook as well as steelhead and cuttroat trout. The wetlands and forests of Peterson Lake provide terrestrial and aquatic habitat for numerous resident and migratory bird species, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.

The main objective of the Natural Area Site Management Plan is to preserve, protect and enhance fish and wildlife habitat on site, providing low-impact access for nature observation where compatible with this objective. The following goals reflect the Waterways 2000 program and are used to establish balanced management of the Peterson Lake Park Natural Area:

  • Preserve. Protect and restore natural systems for fish and wildlife habitat
  • Preserve the rural nature of the site in keeping with the surrounding community
  • Eliminate compatible uses which degrade sensitive site resources
  • Provide site improvements to direct public use in appropriate areas
  • Provide interpretative experiences to the community to foster public involvement in site stewardship
  • Comply with restrictions resulting from the listing of salmon under the Endangered Species Act
  • Implement recommendations in phases according to priority order and available funding

The Peterson Lake Park Natural Area Site Management Plan is available in Adobe Acrobat format. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page. The document is available in parts to reduce download time and minimize computer problems during and after download.

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Figure 1 - Site Location in Cedar / Sammamish Watershed

Figure 2 - Site Location

Figure 3 - Existing Conditions

Figure 4 - Natural Resources

Figure 5 - Site Management


SE Petrovitsky Rd and 196th Ave SE Renton WA 98058  

The Peterson Lake Park Natural Area is located five miles north of Maple Valley in the middle of the Peterson Creek basin. King County acquired the 153-acre Natural Area in its Waterways 2000 Program, to help preserve water and habitat quality in the Cedar River Watershed.

The Natural Area Site Management Plan provides a record of existing features and establishes guidelines for the future management of the Natural Area. Peterson Creek supports five species of salmon including coho, sockeye and chinook as well as steelhead and cuttroat trout. The wetlands and forests of Peterson Lake provide terrestrial and aquatic habitat for numerous resident and migratory bird species, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.

The main objective of the Natural Area Site Management Plan is to preserve, protect and enhance fish and wildlife habitat on site, providing low-impact access for nature observation where compatible with this objective. The following goals reflect the Waterways 2000 program and are used to establish balanced management of the Peterson Lake Park Natural Area:

  • Preserve. Protect and restore natural systems for fish and wildlife habitat
  • Preserve the rural nature of the site in keeping with the surrounding community
  • Eliminate compatible uses which degrade sensitive site resources
  • Provide site improvements to direct public use in appropriate areas
  • Provide interpretative experiences to the community to foster public involvement in site stewardship
  • Comply with restrictions resulting from the listing of salmon under the Endangered Species Act
  • Implement recommendations in phases according to priority order and available funding

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Figure 1 - Site Location in Cedar / Sammamish Watershed

Figure 2 - Site Location

Figure 3 - Existing Conditions

Figure 4 - Natural Resources

Figure 5 - Site Management

16400 Petrovitsky Rd SE Renton WA 98058

SW 288th St and 94th Ave SW Vashon WA 98070

SE 276th and 472nd SE Enumclaw WA 98022

Pinnacle Peak Park is a 256-acre volcanic cone that rises straight out of the Enumclaw farmlands and straight down to the White River. Also known locally as Mt. Peak, and even Mt. Pete, Pinnacle Peak is one of the most popular hikes for Enumclaw and South county families. A one-mile long forested trail climbs 1000-vertical feet to the top of the 1800-foot geological knob. Once you get to the top, you will see extruded outcroppings of columnar basalt, concrete footings of an old fire lookout and best of all, spectacular views from the south side of Mt Rainier and the White River valley.

The trail is named for Cal Magnusson, a long time Cascade mountaineer who worked at REI for 25 years with famed mountain climber Jim Whittaker. A recent acquisition of 83 acres on the south side of the park provides another access to the peak along gravel roads and even more spectacular views along the way. The new acquisitions also present an opportunity to develop an equestrian trail and other recreation amenities.

Acreage: 256

Trail length: 2 miles 

Use: Hiking – Steep climb from the north on the Cal Magnuson trail and easier access from the south side.

51st Ave S and S 309th St Auburn WA 98001

Preston Fall City Rd SE and SE 87th Pl Preston WA 98027
Preston Fall City Rd SE and SE 86th St Preston WA 98027
8625 310th Ave SE Preston WA 98024
SE High Point Way, North of SE 82nd St Preston WA 98027
Preston Snoqualmie Trail Site SE High Point Way, North of SE 82nd St to 372nd SE and SE 68th St Preston WA 98027

224th Ave NE and NE 112th St Redmond WA 98053

33512 SE Redmond-Fall City Rd Fall City WA 98024
Kingsbury Rd SW & 80th Ave SW Vashon WA 98070

Preston Fall City Rd and SE 68th St Preston WA 98024

The Raging River Natural Area is located on the east bank of the Raging River two miles south of Fall City. King County acquired the 52-acre Natural Area through the Forest Legacy Program to help preserve and protect water and habitat quality in the Raging River and the Snohomish Basin.

The Raging River provides high quality spawning habitat for large populations of five anadromous salmon species. The heavily forested Natural Area provides wildlife corridors and protects aquatic habitat and water quality. Numerous terrestrial wildlife are present including elk, deer, and bear, and a diversity of resident and migratory bird species.

The Raging River Natural Area is adjacent to a section of the Preston-Snoqualmie Regional Trail and other parcels of public land. As such, passive recreational activities such as hiking and bird watching are permitted.

The Raging River Natural Area Forest Stewardship Plan is available in Adobe Acrobat format. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page. The document is available in parts to reduce download time and minimize computer problems during and after download.

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258th Ave NE and NE 8th St Sammamish WA 98053

SE Kent Kangley Rd and 272nd Ave S Ravensdale WA 98051


284th Ave SE and SE Kent Kangley Rd Ravensdale WA 98051
22915 NE Alder Crest Dr Redmond WA 98053
NE Alder Crest Way and 231st Way NE Redmond WA 98053
NE 133rd St and 211th Pl NE Woodinville WA 98072
NE 133rd St and 216th Ave NE Redmond WA 98072
130th Place SE and SE 172nd Renton WA 98058

232nd Ave NE and NE 162nd St Duvall WA 98077

Ring Hill Forest is a King County working resource land. The property lies west of West Snoqualmie Valley Rd. near its intersection with NE Woodinville-Duvall Rd. and to the east of 232nd Ave NE near its intersection with NE 147th St. Working resource lands play an important role in sustaining agriculture and forestry activities by creating contiguous tracts of working forest and agriculture lands, educating the public about working landscapes, and providing limited passive use recreation opportunities.

Ring Hill Forest is 320 acres of rural forestland located on the western valley wall above the Snoqualmie River. The forest slopes from the plateau in the west steeply to the Snoqualmie Valley floor to the east. Ring Hill was acquired to conserve rural forestlands, provide a buffer between rural residential development and agricultural uses in the Snoqualmie Valley, and provide revenue while demonstrating sustainable forestry. The land was originally harvested in 1911 and again between 1962 and 1965. The stand was primarily high-graded, leaving undersized, deformed, and diseased coniferous trees. The Ring Hill Forest Stewardship Plan is focused on creating a diverse, vigorous, and healthy forest that provides habitat as well as revenue.

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96th Ave NE and NE Bothell Way to 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE Woodinville WA 98072

The Sammamish River Trail runs 10.9 miles along the Sammamish River from Bothell to Marymoor Park in Redmond as part of the “Locks to Lakes Corridor.” 

The SRT is paved its entire length and is one of King County’s most popular regional trails. The trail offers extraordinary views of the river, the broad Sammamish River Valley, Cascade foothills and Mt. Rainier. Bicyclists, joggers, skaters, walkers, and others enjoy the trail as a regional recreation resource. 

The SRT is also used extensively by commuters as a non-motorized corridor between suburban cities and Seattle. A separate soft-surface path runs parallel to the trail between Woodinville and Marymoor Park and provides access for equestrians. Starting at its intersection with the Burke-Gilman Trail near Blyth Park in the City of Bothell, the SRT continues east and south through Woodinville and Redmond, passing Bothell Landing, Sammamish River Park, Wilmot Gateway Park in Woodinville, Northshore Athletic Fields, Woodinville’s wineries and breweries, Sixty Acres Park, and Redmond City Hall and parks before entering King County’s Marymoor Park. A trail extension connects the trail with the East Lake Sammamish Trail via Marymoor Park. The trail also provides access to the Power Line and the Bear Creek Trails in Redmond.

Length: 10.9 miles. Surface - Paved with soft surface shoulder.

Use: Equestrians are allowed on the Sammamish River Trail between NE 175th St in Woodinville to Marymoor Park and a separate soft surface equestrian trail exists. All other non-motorized uses are permitted on the trail.

Accessibility: The trail is ADA accessible except for two short sections that have grades below standards (one located just east of 96th Ave NE in Bothell, and the other located just north of NE 145th St. Disability access at: Wilmot Park and Redmond City Hall.

Access: Blyth Park, Bothell Landing, Jerry Wilmot Park, 60-Acre Park, and Marymoor Park.

107th Ave SW & SW 153rd St Vashon WA 98070
SE 100th St and 128th SE Renton WA 98059
NE 116th St and 154th Pl NE Redmond WA 98052
S 120th Pl and 70th Pl S Seattle WA 98178

NE 205th St and Hwy 203 to Cedar Falls Rd SE and SE 192nd St Carnation WA 98014

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail offers the opportunity to get out and explore one of the most beautiful agricultural valleys in the region.

The trail meanders past working farms as well as preserved open space areas, and connects to the cross-state John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Iron Horse State Park. Points of interest include Tolt-MacDonald Park, Meadowbrook Farm, Three Forks Natural Area and the Tokul Trestle.

Length: 31.5 miles

Use: All non-motorized use.

Accessibility: Due to the crushed rock surface, the trail is not readily accessible to wheelchairs.

25992 NE 8th St Sammamish WA 98053

Named in 2001 by a second grader at Samantha Smith Elementary School, Soaring Eagle Regional Park is 600 acres of mature forests, wetlands, and wildlife habitat. Formerly Washington State school trust land known as Section 36, Soaring Eagle sits above Patterson Creek on the edge of the Sammamish Plateau along the western flank of the Snoqualmie River Valley. This natural area provides sanctuary for black bear, bobcat, black tail deer and more than 40 species of birds.

There are twelve miles of trails that are regularly used by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. The Pipeline Trail that crosses through the park is wide and flat – in fact, it is quite common to see families with baby strollers out enjoying the trail. Soaring Eagle is also popular for trail running competitions.

King County Parks partners with groups like Friends of Soaring Eagle, the Boy Scouts, and hiking and biking enthusiasts, who volunteer to help us maintain the trails and preserve the park’s natural heritage.

Acreage: 600

Trail length: 12 miles 

Use: hiking, equestrian, mountain biking

140th Ave SE and SE 206th St Kent WA 98042


140th Way SE and Hwy 169 to SE 266th St and 148th SE Kent WA 98042

The Soos Creek Trail features a gentle grade in a natural setting suitable for leisurely strolls, bicycle rides and horse rides. A Connection to the Lake Youngs Trail (9 miles, unpaved) can be made along SE 216th St corridor.

Length: 6 miles. Surface - Paved with soft shoulder. A separate soft surface trail for equestrians exists along some portions of the trail.

Use: All non-motorized use.

Accessibility: While completely paved, there are some grades that do not meet ADA standards.

Access: 

-SE 192nd Street & 124th Ave SE

-SE 208th Street just east of 135th Ave SE

-SE 249th Street & 148th Ave SE

-SE 266th Street & 148th Ave SE

SE 216th and 148th Avenue SE Kent WA 98058
S 358th St and Military Road S Auburn WA 98001

18356 West Spring Lake Dr Renton WA 98059

Trail Map

SE 111th St and Issaquah-Hobart Rd Issaquah WA 98027

Trail Map

1321 SW 102nd St Seattle WA 98146

Formerly White Center Park, this park was renamed Steve Cox Memorial Park in 2007 in honor of a fallen King County Sheriff's Deputy who was also a beloved community leader. The park offers Mel Olson Stadium, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, play and picnic areas, and a foot reflexology walking path. This park is also home to the White Center Community Center, an historical building constructed as a Works Progress Administration project in 1940.

Also known as the "Log Cabin", the community center houses King County Parks' White Center Teen Program, which provides after-school recreational programming to neighborhood youth aged 12 to 19.

In 2008, major renovations upgraded the baseball stadium with a synthetic turf infield and other improvements as part of King County Park's CPG program.

Access:
1321 SW 102nd St
Seattle WA 98146

Acreage: 11.55 acres

Usage: Open play field, grass athletic fields, picnicking, reflexology walking path, restrooms


To reserve fields or other park ameneties, please contact:

Regional Scheduling Office
Tel: (206) 205-5275
Email: regional.scheduling@kingcounty.gov

 

Carnation Duvall Rd NE and NE Stillwater Hill Rd Carnation WA 98014

Stillwater Natural Area is a narrow 44-acre corridor located approximately four miles north of the City of Carnation and four miles south of the City of Duvall along Carnation Duvall Rd NE. bordering the Snoqualmie River and the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. The Stillwater Natural Area was purchased in 1994 with Conservation Futures Tax Levy funds to protect and preserve the open space and agricultural characteristics of the site, to conserve the integrity of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail corridor and to provide public access to the Snoqualmie River.  The site contains a valuable combination of pasturelands, wetlands and mature, deciduous forest cover that provides for a variety of fish and wildlife species.  

Currently public use of the Stillwater Natural Area is minimal due to its relatively limited access, generally undeveloped character and lack of formal trails.  Close proximity to the regional Snoqualmie Valley Trail and Snoqualmie River provides opportunities for the public to engage in informal passive recreational activities such as walking, nature observation, bird watching, boating, fishing or swimming.  No vehicular access or parking area exists, but some visitors park along the shoulder near the 2800 block of Carnation-Duvall Road NE.

The Stillwater Natural Area Site Management Guidelines are available in Adobe Acrobat format, in sections for faster download. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page.

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Stillwater Natural Area Site Management Guidelines

Approximately 323rd Ave SE and SE 285th St Ravensdale WA 98051

Sugarloaf Mountain Forest is a 285-acre forest off of the SE Kent-Kangley Road between 320th Avenue SE and 337th Avenue SE in the Ravensdale/Kangley Area. The forest was acquired through the King County Transfer of Development Rights Program in 2001 and is categorized as a working resource land in the King County land portfolio.

Working resource lands play an important role in sustaining agriculture and forestry activities by creating contiguous tracts of working forest and agriculture lands, educating the public about working landscapes, and providing limited passive use recreation opportunities.

Sugarloaf Mountain Forest was most recently harvested in 1993-1994 by the previous owner. The forest currently consists of four stands differentiated by age, species, stocking, size, topographic features, and access considerations. Young red alder and bigleaf maple stands predominate with small patches of 45 year old western hemlock and associated red alder scattered across the property.

The soils have been affected by past land use; the growth of alder is being encouraged to slowly improve the soils naturally. In the short term, with the exception of a pre commercial alder thinning, resource management activities will be passive in nature due to the lack of revenue generating possibilities. The only signifi cant aquatic resources on the property are seven intermittent streams and seeps which drain the southeast and southern slopes of the property. These headwater streams and seeps are critical to the functioning of a large wetland complex south and east of the property. One intermittent stream fl ows northeasterly into the Cedar River Basin. There are no significant wetlands on the property. Wildlife, especially deer and elk, are abundant on southern exposures.

There is no legal public access to Sugarloaf Mountain Forest.

The Sugarloaf Mountain Forest Stewardship Plan is available in Adobe Acrobat format. For help using Acrobat files, please visit our Acrobat help page.

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Sugarloaf Mountain Forest Stewardship Plan

433rd Ave SE and SE Mt. Si Rd North Bend WA 98045

276th Ave SE and 192nd St or SE 208th St and 295th Pl SE Hobart WA 98038

Acquired by King County in 1997, Taylor Mountain Forest sits on the southwest side of Taylor Mountain, near the community of Hobart in eastern King County. It is a critical habitat link between large tracts of public land that include the City of Seattle's Cedar River Watershed and Tiger Mountain State Forest.

From red alder and black cottonwood to salmonberry and lady fern, Taylor Mountain features a mosaic of forest stands and wetland areas. The park’s 75 wetlands provide high quality habitat for fish and wildlife and important flood storage capacity. Taylor Mountain Forest is also home to two major tributaries of Issaquah Creek, Holder Creek and Carey Creek, which provide more than five miles of spawning and rearing habitat for salmon.

The 1822-acre site is a working forest that King County manages to conserve, protect and restore the health of the area's ecosystems  and to demonstrate environmentally sound forest management. Taylor Mountain Forest is also popular for its trails and recreational opportunities.
 
Access: There is a small gravel lot off of 276th Ave SE near the intersection with SE 188th St. Roadside shoulder parking is also available.

Acreage: 1822 acres

Use: hiking, equestrian, mountain biking

8394 North Fork Rd SE Snoqualmie WA 98045
900 North Bend Blvd N North Bend WA 98045

31020 NE 40th St Carnation WA 98014

Enjoy a quick get-out-of-town experience without straying too far! King County Parks' Tolt-MacDonald Park and Campground, which is located in Carnation, just 40 minutes from downtown Seattle and a short drive from Redmond, offers a true recreation destination with a little something for everyone. The 574-acre park sits at the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley. A 500-foot suspension foot bridge crosses the Snoqualmie River and offers terrific views of the river and Cascade foothills. During the fall, you can observe spawning salmon in the river below and eagles and osprey soaring above.

Like the park? Stay the weekend! Tolt-MacDonald offers RV, container, tent, and yurt camping for the year-round 'staycation' experience. The park's picnic shelters and beautifully restored barn can be rented for company picnics, weddings, or other special events and the grass ballfields are available for softball, baseball and soccer.

In addition to picnicking and hiking, Tolt-MacDonald is also a favorite destination for exploring trails on foot or mountain bike.


History
Prior to the white settlement of the Snoqualmie Valley in the late 1850s, the area that currently serves as Tolt-MacDonald Park was one of several large parmanent wintering villages that the Snoqualmie Indian Tribes occupied along the Tolt, Snoqualmie, and Raging Rivers.

Development of the park and campground first began in the 1970s, as the vision of Boy Scout Council Chief John MacDonald. In 1976, as one of the nation's largest bicentennial projects, more than 20,000 Boy Scouts spent some five months constructing campsites, picnic tables, and shelters. The suspension bridge was also built at this time by the Army Reserves 409th Engineering Company. Tolt-MacDonald Park was dedicated upon completion of the project, in June 1976.


Access:

Park entrance is at NE 40th St and Highway 203 at the south end of Carnation. Day-use and overnight parking is available on-site. No motorized vehicle access on west side of river other than service vehicles.

Park opens at dawn. Gate locked nightly at 10:00 p.m. May thru Labor Day, and at dusk Sept thru April.

Acreage:

574 acres

Use:

walking, nature observation,
camping (tent, yurt, container, RV), mountain biking, river access, picnicking, events


Tolt-MacDonald Park Map 
(22 MB pdf) 

Backcountry Trail Maps


Contact Information

Northeast 40th Street
Carnation, WA

For camping reservations
Tel: 206-205-5434

Email: regional.scheduling@kingcounty.gov


Trail Partners

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance

 

100th Ave NE and NE 64th St to NE 132nd St and Big Rock Rd Woodinville WA 98072

NE 162nd St and 208th Ave NE to NE Woodinville Duvall Rd and 210th Ave NE Woodinville WA 98077


122nd Ave NE and Woodinville Drive NE to 154th Ave NE and NE 81st St Woodinville WA 98072
188th Ave SE and SE 170th St Renton WA 98055
SW 102nd St and 7th Ave SW Seattle WA 98146
102nd Street SW and 12th Avenue SW Burien WA 98146
SE Green Valley Rd and 218th Ave SE Auburn WA 98092

650 SW Campus Drive Federal Way WA 98023

The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center is a legacy venue of the 1990 Seattle Goodwill Games. This 2,500-seat facility maintains one of the most active competition schedules in the country, hosting more than 50 events annually. It has been the site of Olympic Trials, top national and international competitions, and the Pacific Northwest's premiere events. A recent economic study conducted for King County measured the financial impact of these events on the region in excess of $7.5 million annually.

In addition to the swimming and diving events, the WKCAC is open to the public for lap swims, family swims, swimming lessons and more. The recreational pool is available to rent for private events. Contact the pool office for more details on pricing and reservations.

WKCAC also has a banquet hall available for weddings, parties, and company events. Interested parties please contact banquethall@kingcounty.gov. To see the photo gallery click here.


Features

  • Olympic-sized Competition and Training Natatorium, accommodating swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming
  • 25-yd x 15-yd recreational pool with pirate cove features and theme
  • Banquet hall, seating for 300 people banquet-style and 400 people theater-style


Current schedule (pdf)

Map & Directions

Banquet Hall rentals
For more info, contact:banquethall@kingcounty.gov


Contact Information
650 SW Campus Dr
Federal Way, WA 98023
Tel: 206-477-4444
Toll free 1-855-952-9970

Office Hours (program hours vary)
Mon - Fri: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat and Sun: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Please call 206-477-4444 for current operation information during inclement weather conditions.