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Chinook Bend

Early morning light shines on the river at Chinook Bend

About the Park

The Chinook Bend Natural Area is located two miles north of the City of Carnation, on Northeast Carnation Farm Road. This 59-acre property lies within the Snoqualmie River's 100-year floodplain and is surrounded by river on three sides. The site contains a rich habitat for many fish and wildlife species in its former pastureland, wetlands, and mature deciduous forest. Approximately 20 percent of the Chinook salmon that return to the Snoqualmie River Watershed spawn in the Chinook Bend reach. King County currently has multiple restoration projects at Chinook Bend that are enhancing fish and wildlife habitat.

Chinook Bend Natural Area was donated to King County by the Nestle USA Corporation for habitat protection and passive recreation.

Acreage: 59 acres

Park activities and facilities


Nature observation



in the vicinity of 30900 block of NE Carnation Farm Road


Parking lot is located just northwest of NE Carnation Farm Road bridge over the Snoqualmie River