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North Creek County Park, WA

Photo: North Creek County Park
Status: Open through Tue Mar 31 2015   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Tue Jan 20 2015   Later Dates


This beautiful expansive wetland park is nestled in the community of Mill Creek, an urban area. The sensitive wildlife habitat and diverse plant community serves multiple functions of flood control. The network of boardwalks and trails provides excellent opportunities for bird watching and appreciating the ecosystem. Close to shopping and dining with easy access to I-5. Bring a picnic and take a hike with your family.

Park History

The property was originally owned by the Bailey family, historic homesteaders. The county parks department and Surface Water Management targeted the site as a regional stormwater detention facility. The site was later developed with an interpretive boardwalk.




Interpretive Boardwalk

Bird watching

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bird Watching
  • Comfort Station
  • Interpretive Walks, Self
  • Parking
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
Alerts and Important Information


1. Permittee shall comply with Snohomish County Park Rules & Regulations. If at any time any or all members of the group behave in conflict with any laws or park codes, they will be asked to leave. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED SCC.10.06.010.

2. Place garbage in the receptacles provided. No litter producing items, i.e., hay bales, water balloons, or raw eggs. No nails, staples or tacks will be attached to shelter or tables.

3. Permittee shall maintain control of the group and the area shall be kept clean at all times.

4. Please do not remove picnic tables from other shelters or sites.

5. Amplified music is prohibited. No boom boxes allowed.

6. Fires will be built in designated fire pits only; no fires will be left unattended nor allowed to extend beyond the capacity of the fire pit. Special cooking units for the purpose of barbecuing for large groups must be approved in the advance by the Park Ranger ( please allow 14 business days for approval).

7. Non-compliance may affect ability to reserve shelter areas in the future.

8. Reserve your times with care--picnic shelter and activity area must be vacated 1 hour before sunset. No refunds for early departures.

9. Please arrive on time. Permit holder may lose rights to the shelter, and forfeit all fees paid if arriving late or abandoning shelter. The shelter may be opened to the general public use at the discretion of the Park Ranger on duty.

10. Reservations are for shelters only. Restrooms will be shared by the general public. Parking is not guaranteed, and is on a first-come, first-served basis only.

11. Events that exceed shelter capacity and/or have inflatables (e.g. bounce houses) require prior approval from the Parks Department. No dunk tanks. Failure to comply may result in termination of reservation without refund. Contact 425-388-6624 for more information.

12. CHANGES: Changes/Rescheduling requests must be received in writing at least 14 days prior to arrival date. A transaction fee will be charged. Changes requested less than 14 days prior to reservation will not be granted.

13. CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS: Cancellation and Change requests must be submitted in writing (e-mail is preferred to: scparksrec@gmail.com). Requests received 14 or more days prior to scheduled date are assessed a $10.75 cancellation fee. Requests for shelter cancellations received less than 14 days prior to scheduled date cannot be refunded. PLEASE NOTE: Reservation/Convenience fee and Call Center Fees (if applicable) are non-refundable

14. $35.00 NSF check fee.



Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.83278, -122.21944
47°49'58"N, 122°13'10"W

  • From I-5 southbound take EXIT 186, turn left onto 128TH ST SW / WA-96. Turn right onto 16th Ave SE, turn right onto Bothell-Everett Hwy / WA-527. Turn right onto 183rd St SE, park entrance is on the right.
  • From I-5 northbound take EXIT 183, keep right at the fork to go on 164th St SW, turn right onto Bothell-Everett Hwy / WA-527, turn right onto 183rd St SE, park entrance is on the right.
  • Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    North Creek County Park
    1011 183RD ST SE
    BOTHELL WA 98012

    Phone Number:

    Information: (425)388-6600