COVID-19 Parks Response

UPDATED 4/1/21 2:45 PM


Current Phase for Snohomish County: Phase 3 of "Healthy Washington" in the Puget Sound Region


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The health and safety of our community is our top concern, and we are doing our part to help contain the spread of this COVID-19. We are making daily assessments based on Public Health’s guidance, and we will do our best to communicate any changes in our operations as quickly as possible. In accordance with guidance from Snohomish County Public Health and the Washington Department of Health regarding COVID-19, these steps are being taken to better enforce social distancing and ensure all appropriate steps are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Snohomish Health District continues to encourage people to stay active while maintaining social distancing.

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Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism "Healthy Washington” Plan Recreation Guidelines


What the Snohomish County Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department is doing to keep you and your family safe during COVID-19:

  • Highly recommend camping reservations so you can enjoy a contactless camping experience. Reserve, prepay, arrive and enjoy worry-free.
  • For on-site amenities such as firewood, extra vehicles and dump site fees, we prefer a contactless credit card pay process to keep you and our rangers safe. You can now purchase firewood and an extra vehicle at our pay kiosks!
  • We are keeping communal and high-contact surfaces closed (showers) until further notice.
  • Staff will wear cloth facial coverings for your safety.
  • Snohomish County Parks, Recreation & Tourism is following guidance from Snohomish County leaders, the Snohomish County Health District, the Washington Safe Start Reopening Plan, the “Stay Safe – Stay Healthy” Proclamation, and the CDC to help protect our residents, visitors and park users from the spread of COVID-19. The remaining restrictions/closures are in place in order to limit gatherings, allow for proper social distancing, promote sanitation and keep the community safe.
  • Questions or comments? Email: Contact.parks@snoco.org Call: 425-388-6600

CAMPGROUND AND PARK DETAILS

ALL PARKS AND TRAILHEADS

(see specific park details below)

  • Social distancing of 6 feet required at all times.
  • Please wear a mask when you can’t keep 6 ft. from people outside your household.

WHAT IS OPEN?

  • Parks, trails and campgrounds
  • Portable restrooms at most parks (no restrooms or sanicans at: Esperance, Forsgren, Jordan Bridge, Heybrook Ridge, Lime Kiln Trailhead or Riverscene)
  • Permanent restrooms at certain parks (as of 4/1/21 they are open at: Lake Stevens Ballfield, Tambark Creek Park (east), Willis Tucker, Flowing Lake and Wenberg).
  • Off-leash dog areas
  • Camping:  Walk-up and reservations for camping accepted. Reservations required for yurts and cabins only. Walk-up campsites can be paid at kiosk for first night and additional nights can be paid via Call Center – 425-388-6600 (see details per campground for exceptions)
  • Cabins are open year-round at Flowing Lake Campground
  • Athletic Fields are open in Phase 3 and the “Stay Safe – Stay Healthy” Proclamation for teams/leagues that have an approved protocol. Please contact us for more details. (Here is the text from the proclamation for Youth and Adult Sporting Activities: Indoor activities and all contests and games are prohibited. Outdoor activities shall be limited to intra-team practices only, with facial coverings required for all coaches, volunteers and athletes at all times
  • Playgrounds (but we do not sanitize them)
  • Picnic shelters are available for reservation. Small shelters are limited to 25 people and large shelters (Kayak Point South and the large Wenberg shelter) are limited to 50 people (as per the 50% capacity rule for Phase 3)
  • Willis Tucker volleyball courts open for reservations
  • Willis Tucker Activity Center (weddings and funeral services at 50% capacity)
  • Opening soon: Whitehorse Campground!

WHAT IS CLOSED?

  • McCollum Park Pool – closed until further notice
  • Willis Tucker Park spray pad – closed until further notice
  • Kite shelters closed until further notice
  • Most drinking fountains/showers closed (shower at River Meadows Yurt Village is open for yurt renters)
  • Events/gatherings have been canceled until further notice
  • No restrooms or sanicans at: Esperance, Forsgren, Jordan Bridge, Heybrook Ridge, Lime Kiln trailhead or Riverscene
  • Tambark Sports Field is closed to drop-in use (reservations only)
  • More information about parks: www.snocoparks.org or 425-388-6600
  • For reservations: https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

KAYAK POINT PARK AND CAMPGROUND

  • Campground: Open by reservation or walk-up (restrooms open to campers and cleaned frequently; showers closed). Open year-round.
  • Yurts: Open for reservations through the call center (425) 388-6600 (no drop-ins, all sales are pre-paid or credit card only – restrooms open to yurt renters, showers closed). Reservations must be made 2 days in advance and require a minimum 2-night stay.
  • Day-use park area/beach/boat launch: Open for day-use; permanent restroom open; social distancing required.
  • Kayak Kottage: Closed – there is a long-term renter until further notice.
  • Picnic shelters: are available for reservation. Small shelters are limited to 25 people and large shelters (Kayak Point South) are limited to 50 people (as per the 50% capacity rule for Phase 3).
  • For reservations:https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

WENBERG PARK AND CAMPGROUND

  • Campground: Open by reservation or walk-up (restrooms open to campers and cleaned frequently; showers closed). Open year-round. 
  • Day-use park area/beach/boat launch: Open for day-use, permanent restroom open, social distancing required.
  • Picnic shelters: are available for reservation. Small shelters are limited to 25 people and large shelters (the large Wenberg shelter) are limited to 50 people (as per the 50% capacity rule for Phase 3).
  • For reservations: https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

FLOWING LAKE PARK AND CAMPGROUND

  • Campground:Open by reservation or walk-up (restrooms open to campers and cleaned frequently; showers closed). Cabins available for reservation via Call Center – 425-388-6600 and require a minimum 2-night stay (restrooms open and cleaned frequently; showers closed).
  • Day-use park area/beach/boat launch: Open for day-use, permanent restroom open, social distancing required.
  • Picnic shelters:  are available for reservation. Small shelters are limited to 25 people (as per the 50% capacity rule for Phase 3). 
  • For reservations:https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

RIVER MEADOWS PARK AND CAMPGROUND

  • Campground:Open by reservation or walk-up (portable restroom available; showers closed). Open year-round.
  • Yurts: Open for reservations through the call center (425) 388-6600 (no drop-ins, all sales are pre-paid or credit card only – restrooms/showers open to yurt renters and cleaned frequently). Reservations must be made 2 days in advance and require a minimum 2-night stay.
  • Day-use park area: Open for day-use, permanent restroom closed, social distancing required.
  • Picnic shelters:  are available for reservation. Small shelters are limited to 25 people (as per the 50% capacity rule for Phase 3).
  • For reservations:https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

EVERGREEN STATE FAIR PARK

  • RV2 Campground: Open by reservation or drop-in (paid via Call Center) for self-contained camping only (RV/campers) (no drop-ins, all sales are pre-paid or credit card only; permanent restroom winterized and closed; showers closed; dump station open). Water is turned on. Maximum stay 14 nights.
  • Speedway/Quarter Midget: Open for the season.
  • For reservations:https://snoco.usedirect.com/snohomishweb/ or 425-388-6600

SQUIRE CREEK CAMPGROUND

  • Campground: Open for walk-up camping only (no reservations). Permanent restrooms winterized and closed (portable restrooms available). No water or power.
  • Picnic Shelters: Picnic shelters are available for use on a first-come basis.

OTHER FACILITIES

High Trek Adventures Ropes Course & Ziplines at Paine Field is open.

Kayak Point Disc Golf Course is open.

FAQs

  • For information on refunds, please contact our Call Center (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm) at 425-388-6600. For additional Parks contact information, click HERE 

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