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.


We are sad that ranger Doug Dailer has recently retired, and we wish him well. He took excellent care of our sign, sign and the park over the last decade or so. He also kept a signed log of paddlers who came through.

There is a fee to stay at Meadowdale; click through for more information: and the Meadowdale Park Page


Approach: Fist-size cobble rock. Look for the red roof of the Sanican structure.
Location: Park is in Brown's Bay, approx. 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 Sanican turned off in winter. Recommend bringing your own water.
Sanitation: To get to Sanicans, go under railroad tracks.
Overflow: None available
Fires: No open fires
Special Considerations: Reservations are required for camping here. 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 425-388-6600
Latitude: 47.85935
Longitude: -122.335266

One thought on “Meadowdale

  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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