Meadowdale Beach County Park

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. 

Be sure to read and sign the log, and say hi to the ranger, Doug Daller. He takes such excellent care of our site, sign and the park.

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.

Sites: 3

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: $10.00 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 425.745.5111

Latitude: 47.85935
Longitude: -122.335266

Additional Resources: Google Maps Page, Guide Book PDF, Site History

One thought on “Meadowdale Beach County Park

  1. From Meadowdale:
    It’s only 13 NM from Fay Bainbridge to Meadowdale; Guidebook states 15.9 on page 51
    Ranger Doug is indeed AWESOME!! ;)
    Phone # is wrong in the guidebook. Area code is 425, not 206.
    Day users were occupying all the CMT sites on the beach, but it was sunny and HOT so I opted to pitch my tent on the other side of the tracks, on a shady, grassy area near the creek. It was lovely and when Doug wandered by later that day he said “no problem.”
    The train is CrAAAAAAzzzzYYY!

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