Looking for someplace to camp less than an hour outside of the city? Reserve a spot at Tolt MacDonald! Tolt MacDonald Park and Campground is just 40 minutes from downtown Seattle and a short drive from Redmond in the town of Carnation. The 574-acre park is a true recreation destination at the confluence of the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers and features stunning views of the river and Cascade Foothills.
The camp offers walking trails, river access, and don't forget your mountain bike! There are miles of trails on the Ames Lake Plateau that can be reached from the park.
Here are just a few things to keep in mind before making your reservation:
- The campground is available from April 1 - October 31st
- Camping is available by reservation only, with at least 5 days' notice.
- All sites can be reserved up to one year in advance.
- Two nights minimum is required.
- Maximum occupancy: Up to four adult individuals are allowed for RV and tent sites (four additional children, under 18, are allowed per site).
- The maximum stay at the campground is seven days.
- Group camping sites are not available until Memorial Day weekend.
Alcohol is prohibited.
*Please note campsites are fully booked for June 16 – 19, 2023, and also July 25 – 31, 2023 for Timber Music Festival.
31020 Northeast 40th Street
Stay in in this innovative, eco-friendly shelter that was upcycled from a surplus shipping container and retrofitted with sustainable and recycled materials throughout the design. Inside amenities include radiant heating, LED lighting, a table/bench set and cupboard for food supplies (sorry, no cooking inside the container). The container is ideal for families, as it sleeps up to four with a double/single futon bunk and a futon cot-sized chair/bed. A picnic table and fire pit sit just outside along with a deck around the container. The camping container is located on the west side of the park across the Snoqualmie River. This site is walk-in only and requires crossing the park's 500-foot suspension bridge (wagons are available from campground host). *No pets allowed in the camping container.
What's a yurt? A yurt is a circular, steady structure with a wooden floor and a round skylight. There are six yurts at Tolt, which come furnished with two double/single bunk beds, a nightstand, heat, electricity, a deck, a picnic table, and a fire ring. Two yurts have wheelchair accessibility. Each yurt sleeps up to six people. All yurts are located on the west side of the park across the Snoqualmie River. These sites are walk-in only and require crossing the park's 500-foot suspension bridge (wagons are available from the campground host). *Pets allowed with pre-authorization in Yurts #4 and #6 only.
Tolt has 16 individual, pull-through utility campsites (water and electrical only), each with a picnic table and fire ring.
There are 22 individual tent sites, including two that feature three-sided cabins. Each site includes a picnic table and fire ring. Eleven of the sites, including the two three-sided shelters, are located on the west side of the park across the Snoqualmie River. These sites are walk-in only and require crossing the park's 500-foot suspension bridge (wagons are available from the campground host).
*Weather conditions during spring and fall months may make drive-in campsites 18-29, walk-in only.
The park features one large and one small group campsite. Both campsites are walk-in only and require crossing the Snoqualmie River on the park's 500-foot suspension bridge (wagons are available from the campground host).
Includes a large covered shelter, picnic tables, and raised fire pit. Accommodates multiple tents and up to 60 people. Primitive camping site located 1/2 mile hike downriver, no running water and sani-cans only.
Includes an A-frame covered amphitheater with two fire pits at each end and picnic tables. Accommodates multiple tents and up to 40 people.