Snohomish County Parks has several parks near open water. Please be aware that there are no lifeguards on duty and that for your safety, you are encouraged to swim only in areas where a lifeguard is present. Review water safety tips.
The wading waters at these parks are not treated to control spread of disease. Beach water, if swallowed, can sometimes cause illness because of bacteria, viruses, or parasites in the water. All beach users should follow these bathing beach recommendations (PDF) from the Snohomish County Health Department to prevent contamination of the water and should avoid swallowing of any beach water.