Policy & Regulations

Parks Policy & Regulations

Please familiarize yourself with Snohomish County Park Rules and Regulations posted at various sites throughout the parks. Additional information can be found by online.

General Rules

  • Park hours are 7 a.m. until dusk
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted
  • Fireworks are prohibited
  • Do not use hibachis and/or barbecues on table tops
  • Destroying, molesting, disturbing, or injuring property, vegetation, or animals is unlawful

Boating & Water-skiing Regulations

Each lake has different regulations for boating and skiing. Regulations can be viewed online for the following lakes:

These regulations can also be found in pamphlets at the park administration office.

Electric Engines

The county code prohibits the use of internal combustion engines on certain lakes within the county. Since electric motors are not internal combustion engines, they are allowed.

When motors cannot or are difficult to remove, gas cans must be removed, fuel lines disconnected, and the engine bagged. Bagging the engine is simply enclosing the propeller shaft and hub in a plastic bag and leaving it in the tilted upright position. By taking these steps, the motor is not operative or leaking petroleum product into the water. The means of propulsion for the vessel is now by electric motor or manual operation.

Camping Rules

  • Campsite check-in is 2 p.m. check-out is noon
  • Yurt, cabin and vacation cottage check in is 3 p.m. check out is noon
  • Alcohol is not allowed
  • No more than two vehicles in a site (second vehicle is $10 per day)
  • No more than two tents; or one RV and one tent in a site (room permitting)
  • Pets must not be left unattended
  • Fires are allowed in designated fire pits only
  • View the camping cancellation/refund policy.

Additional Rules & Regulations

Metal Detectors

Metal detectors are allowed in County parks with certain guidelines:

  • No digging in grass turf areas
  • Enjoy your hobby without disturbing other park users, i.e. a busy beach
  • Please fill in your holes
  • Return valuables to the lost and found at our park headquarters
  • Permits or permission slips are not needed, however, park rangers do have the right to ask you not to use your detector in environmentally sensitive areas, campgrounds, or if they deem it inappropriate for use
  • View the metal detection code of ethics online

Motor Vehicles

  • Speed limit is 5 mph (walking speed)
  • Motor vehicles and bicycles may not drive on the trails


  • For the enjoyment of all park visitors, loud speakers or stereo systems are prohibited
  • Campground quiet hours are 10 p.m. - 7 a.m.


  • Keep pets on an 8’ leash and under control at all times
  • For other swimmers or sunbathers’ comfort and health, pets are not permitted on the beaches or the swim areas
  • Remember to scoop! You are responsible for removing all of your dog’s feces; please carry equipment for removing waste with you


  • No litter producing items, i.e., hay bales, water balloons, or raw eggs.
  • No nails, staples, or tacks will be used in shelter wood.
  • Fires in fire pits only.
  • Special cooking units for the purpose of barbecuing for large groups must be approved in advance by the Park Ranger.
  • Maintain control of the group. The area shall be kept clean at all times and upon termination site shall be left in condition as found before event.
  • Reservations are for the shelter only, restrooms will be shared by the general public.
  • No reservations for parking, (parking is on a first-come, first-served basis only).
  • End time on permit is an approximate to sunset. Shelter and activity area must be vacated 1 hour before sunset. Willis Tucker Kite Shelter end times are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • There is a parking fee for all vehicles (Wyatt, Flowing Lake, Kayak Point, Wenberg Parks) even with shelter reservations.
  • Amplified music is prohibited.
  • Please do not remove picnic tables from other shelters or campsites.