Rules, Policies, & Regulations

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Reservations Policy    

Overnight & Shelter Facilities

  • Reservations can be made through our online reservation system or by contacting the Call Center. Rangers and Field staff can accept drop-in (same day) camping for campsite.  They are not equipped to take advanced reservation or accept drop-in camping for yurts, cabins or the Kottage.
  • Reservations can be made up to 9 months* in advance, but not less than 3 nights prior to arrival.
  • Weekend reservations for overnight facilities require both a Friday and Saturday night stay (your site will not be forfeited if you arrive Saturday).
  • All sites that are not reserved, including disabled (ADA) sites, may be rented by the general public, on a drop-in basis.
  • ADA sites are configured to accommodate people with disabilities. They are identified with a "D" in the site number (e.g. D2 and 38D). As a courtesy, non-disabled campers should avoid reserving ADA sites, when other sites are available.
  • Payment in-full is due at the time of booking.
  • No online discounts.  If camper is eligible for a discount, reservation must be made through the Call Center. More information on discounts can be found on our Fees & Prices page.

* Noon of the 269th day (269.5 days).  Use of a date calculator app is recommended to help determine exact dates.

Online Reservations

  • Campsites, cabins, yurts, shelters, and the Kayak Kottage can be reserved 24/7 online. In addition, visitors can check availability, modify, or cancel reservations online. Maps and photos for most sites and facilities are available for viewing.
  • Confirmation Letters are automatically emailed upon successful processing of your reservation. If you didn’t receive one, check the email address you entered (and your Junk folder). Please note: If no payment was collected, your reservation was not successfully processed.

Call Center Reservation   (425-388-6600)

  • While customers are highly encouraged to utilize the online system, there are circumstances which require reservations by phone. Our Call Center during business hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday (excluding legal holidays).
  • If you reach a recording, leave a message as reservations are made in the order calls are received. Please leave your name and daytime contact number, the campground or park name, and the dates you would like to reserve. Backlogs are common during the busy peak season so please allow 1-2 days for a call back.
  • Please note, Call Center transactions are assessed a non-refundable a Call Center fee which is in addition to the online reservation fee.

Transaction Fees

Transaction fees are assessed for all advance reservations, changes, and extensions.  In most cases, they cannot be refunded.  Change and Cancellation fees (listed in the Fee Schedule) included the Transaction Fee. For more information on Transaction Fees, please visit our Fees & Prices page.

Cancellations & Changes

Most reservation cancellations and modifications will incur a fee.  Cancellation refund policy strictly enforced and we highly encourage viewing our Cancellation page prior to making a reservation.  Contact the Call Center (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm) at 425-388-6600 if you have any questions.    

Rules for Camping    



  • Campsite check-in is 2 p.m. Check-out is noon.
  • Yurt, cabin and vacation cottage check-in is 3 p.m. check-out is noon.
  • No drop-in (walk-in) campsite camping after sunset or for cabins, yurts, or Kottage.
  • Walk-in campers should secure their site with a tent or vehicle prior to making payment.
  • Payments made at fee machine do not guarantee site, until availability is verified by a park ranger.
  • Reservations take precedence over walk-in camping.
  • Sites must be occupied by at least one adult (18 years or older)
  • All non-campers must depart by 10 pm.
  • Alcohol is not allowed.
  • Maximum eight people per  campsite.
  • Additional vehicles in a site (2nd or 3rd - room permitting) is $10.00 each per night (subject to change).
  • No more than two tents or one RV and one tent in a campsite (room permitting).
  • No empty boat trailers in site (Flowing Lake Park).
  • Pets must not be left unattended. No pets in Yurt villages.
  • Pets in pet-friendly cabins subject to additional fee.
  • Fires are allowed in designated fire pits only.  No burning of wood pallets.  
  • Gathering of forest debris and driftwood prohibited.
  • See park staff with any questions or concerns.
  • Camping in each park is limited to no more than 14 consecutive nights.

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Rules are subject to change and additional rules may apply. To review an up to date, comprehensive list of rules, visit the Snohomish County Code page and reference Title 22 (Park Code) and Title 12 (Water Use).