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Skykomish River, Al Borlin Park

Monroe

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Skykomish River, Al Borlin Park

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  • Highway 203 bridge over Skykomish River at Al Borlin Park.- Skykomish River, Al Borlin Park
  • Sunbathers at the beach under the Highway 203 bridge.- Skykomish River, Al Borlin Park
  • Pebble spit at Al Borlin Park on the Skykomish River.- Skykomish River, Al Borlin Park
  • Footbridge at Al Borlin Park over Woods Creek.- Skykomish River, Al Borlin Park
  • Lower picnic area at Al Borlin Park.- Skykomish River, Al Borlin Park
  • Pebble spit at Al Borlin Park on the Skykomish River.- Skykomish River, Al Borlin Park
  • Pebble spit at Al Borlin Park on the Skykomish River.- Skykomish River, Al Borlin Park
  • Floaters on the Skykomish River.- Skykomish River, Al Borlin Park
  • Al Borlin Park, Skykomish River.- Skykomish River, Al Borlin Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Barbecue grill picnic area. Plenty of riverfront space. Tubing take-out location.
Cons: 
Very pebbly beach. No picnic tables at the grills.
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Region:
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
High
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Location Type: 
River (moving quickly)
Cliff jumping: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Today

Light rain throughout the day.
53°F
44°

Thu

Light rain until evening.
56°F
39°

Fri

Partly cloudy until evening.
58°F
39°

Sat

Light rain starting in the afternoon.
60°F
36°

Sun

Light rain until evening, starting again overnight.
57°F
44°

Mon

Rain until evening.
54°F
40°

Tue

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
63°F
39°
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Totaling 90 acres, Al Borlin Park occupies most of a small peninsula created by the Skykomish River and Woods Creek in Monroe, Washington. A small picnic shelter and parking area occupy the park's entry and upper section, but its only once you've crossed over Woods Creek via a robust footbridge onto the riverfront peninsula that you'll appreciate what this black cottonwood forested park has to offer ... a 1,000-foot-long sun-baked pebble shoreline on the Skykomish River. While other swimming holes will be overrun with desperate heat-stricken visitors, here you'll find plenty of space to call your own.

The waters are extremely shallow in front of the peninsula, but you'll find that the waters deepen as you make your way below the historic steel truss of the Highway 203 bridge. Do be careful though, as the Skykomish River can carry a deceptively powerful current. Besides dipping your toes in the water, Al Borlin Park and adjacent Skykomish River Centennial Park are often used as the take-out spots for floaters making the day-long, 9.5-mile float from Sultan's Sportsman Park.

The peninsula also has grills available for barbecues and a 1.2-mile nature loop.

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