Located near Woodinville and Redmond, Cold Creek Natural Area and adjacent Bassett Pond Natural Area together make up 250 acres of important habitat for birds and other wildlife. These sites contain extensive wetland ecosystems, springs, and high quality salmon-bearing streams. Cold Creek and Cottage Lake/Daniels Creek are tributaries to Big Bear Creek and the Sammamish River. Portions of these sites were previously called Daniels Creek Park and Mary Cash Farm.
Access: Cold Creek Natural Area (trails on north end):
parking is in a lot on the south side of NE Woodinville-Duvall Road, in the vicinity of 18200 block.
Bassett Pond Natural Area (short trail on south end): roadside parking along NE 165th St near intersection with 179th Place NE.
A gravel road road provides pedestrian access through the site to the creek, and a number of informal trails access different parts of the site.
Acreage: 250 acres
Usage: walking,nature observation
Cold Creek Natural Area Site Management Plan (2001) (pdf)
- Figure 1 – Site Location in the Cedar River/Lake Washington Watershed
- Figure 2 – Site Location and extent in Big Bear Creek Basin
- Figure 3 – Existing Conditions
- Figure 4 – Natural Resources
- Figure 5 – Site Management
- Figure 6 – Mary Cash Farm, Cold Creek Area Proposed Restoration and Access
- Figure 7 – Bassett Pond Area