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  • Tolt Barn and picnic shelter at Tolt-MacDonald Park.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt Barn and picnic shelter at Tolt-MacDonald Park.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt Barn and picnic shelter at Tolt-MacDonald Park.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • John MacDonald Memorial Campground RV area.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park sports fields.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park footbridge over the Snoqualmie River.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park footbridge over the Snoqualmie River.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park footbridge over the Snoqualmie River.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park and campground on the west side of the river.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park south picnic shelter.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park campground yurt.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park campground yurt.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park ampitheater.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Conifer forest along the John MacDonald Nature Loop Trail hike.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Conifer forest along the John MacDonald Nature Loop Trail hike.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Creek along the John MacDonald Nature Loop Trail hike.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park's north end walk-in campsite.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park north picnic shelter.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park north picnic shelter.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park north picnic shelter field.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Access trail and road to the Tolt-MacDonald Park north picnic shelter.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Snoqualmie River and Tiger Mountain from Tolt-MacDonald Park.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Snoqualmie River beach at Tolt-MacDonald Park.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Snoqualmie River at Tolt-MacDonald Park.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park footbridge and campground.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt-MacDonald Park day use area.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt River at Tolt-MacDonald Park.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
  • Tolt River at Tolt-MacDonald Park.- Tolt-MacDonald Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Unique campground. Great day use amenities. Beach on Snoqualmie River.
Cons: 
Most of the campground requires a short walk for access.
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Region:
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Located in Carnation, Washington, at the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers, Tolt-MacDonald Park might be the most rewarding and easiest Seattle get-away. Particularly if you are escaping with kids, Tolt-MacDonald Park truly has it all; it is the setting for the archetypal summer camp.

A total of 574 acres flank both sides of the Snoqualmie River, and the banks are connected with a 500-foot long suspension footbridge. The park features large playing fields (one soccer field and two baseball fields), a playground, countless picnic tables and three distinct picnic shelters, fishing, a sandy beach, easy hiking trails through a native conifer forest, and a 38-site campground with additional yurts and two very large group campsites.

Creation of the park began in 1970 and wrapped up in 1976 after Boy Scout Council Chief, John MacDonald, lead 20,000 Boy Scouts in a massive undertaking to construct many of the park's facilities, including campsites, picnic tables and shelters. The suspension bridge was built by the Army Reserves.

Note: There are two entrance points into the park. The main entrance is at the end of NE 40th Street in Carnation, while a separate south entrance and parking area provides access to the Tolt River, the park's beach, and the best fishing along the Snoqualmie River. To make reservations for the picnic shelters, call 206.205.5434 or email King County scheduling office at [email protected].

 

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