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Juanita Bay Park

East Lake Washington

Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, Washington

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  • Juanita Bay Park boardwalk.- Juanita Bay Park
  • Juanita Bay Park boardwalk.- Juanita Bay Park
  • American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus).- Juanita Bay Park
  • American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus).- Juanita Bay Park
  • American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus).- Juanita Bay Park
  • Western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii).- Juanita Bay Park
  • View out over Juanita Bay.- Juanita Bay Park
  • Juanita Bay Park viewing platform.- Juanita Bay Park
  • Juanita Bay Park boardwalk.- Juanita Bay Park
  • Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) in Juanita Bay.- Juanita Bay Park
  • Looking across Jaunita Bay to Juanita Beach Park.- Juanita Bay Park
  • Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) in Jaunita Bay.- Juanita Bay Park
  • Dragonfly at Juanita Bay.- Juanita Bay Park
  • Dragonfly at Juanita Bay.- Juanita Bay Park
  • Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) at Juanita Bay Park.- Juanita Bay Park
  • Juanita Bay Park viewing platform.- Juanita Bay Park
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Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Excellent bird and wildlife viewing in city.
Cons: 
Limited parking. No boat access.
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Region:
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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At 110 acres, Juanita Bay Park is primarily a natural preserve surrounding one of Lake Washington's last remaining natural wetlands. Similar to the lake's largest wetland, Mercer Slough, Juanita Bay is a thriving ecosystem of aquatic reptiles, fish, water fowl, and migratory birds, and the park is extremely popular among bird watchers and nature lovers.

From any section of the park's extensive boardwalk system, trails, or any three of the park's observation platforms, you'll likely see Canada geese, great blue herons, osprey, red-winged blackbirds, western painted turtles, and numerous amphibians perched amongst the willow trees and cattails. Passing the park's interpretive kiosk, you can also get onto the Old Market Street Trail and venture 0.7 miles to Juanita Beach Park on the other side of the bay.

Note: The Eastside Audubon club hosts free birding walks at the park year-round on the third Tuesday of every month. From October through March the walks start at 9 a.m., and from April through September they start at 8 a.m.

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