Once a country club, this park is now a haven for wildlife. Migrating waterfowl visit in the spring and fall; you may see seals, sea lions, bald eagles, and occasional river otters. Meadowdale in one of the few Cascadia Marine Trail sites on the populous east shore of central Puget Sound.
Approach: Fist-size cobble rock. Look for the red roof of the Sani-can structure.
Location: Park is in Brown’s Bay, approximately 5 miles north of the Edmonds ferry terminal.
Hazards: Bring some earplugs as the park straddles Burlington Northern railroad tracks.
Water: Sink in Sani-can turned off in winter. Use spigot outside ranger residence.
Sanitation: To get to Sani-cans, go past gate, through tunnel, and under railroad tracks. The gate will not be unlocked unless you make reservations.
Overflow: None available
Fires: No open fires
Fees: $6.00 per boat
Special Considerations: Reservations are required for camping here. They can be made 72 hours in advance by calling Meadowdale Beach County Park office at 425.745.5111. Camping is limited to one night.
Natural History: Meadowbale’s gulch area passed through several owners before it became a park. The first person to homestead the site was John Lund in 1878. The site was eventually acquired by Meadowdale Terrace. The well tended private park featured a clubhouse, manicured lawns, an Olympic-size swimming pool with bathhouses, and a fish hatchery. The country club closed in the 1960’s.
Max People: 5 (one party per night)
Max Nights: 1
Reservations: Yes. Call 206.745.5111