By way of paths and ramps, Snohomish County offers accessible access to both fresh and salt water for viewing, fishing and swimming.
Flowing Lake's paved paths along the waterfront to its boat launch area make for great viewing and access to the fishing dock (which is in close proximity to the ADA campsites). Currently, access to the swim beach requires traversing expanses of grass. Free day-use parking for WA residents with permanent ADA placard or plates.
Gissberg Twin Lakes park has long been host to fishing events for youth and model boat races. In 2016, the Parks maintenance staff, in collaboration with the North American Model Boat Association (NAMBA), built a wheelchair ramp to the water.
Technically a park, Lake Cassidy serves primarily as a point-of-interest and trailhead for the Centennial Trail. There is an accessible parking lot in addition to a dock that offers fishing and views of the lake. The lot is designated for disabled parking only, and is accessed by a gated service road. Driving directions and links for applying for the gate access code can be found under the Lake Cassidy section of our CT Trailheads page.
Meadowdale Beach is a beautiful salt-water park that is, for some, a challenge to access due to its 1.5 mile trail down to the water. Fortunately, there's a service road that leads down to an ADA designated parking lot with seven stalls. From the lot, wide, paved path takes you under the railroad tracks and to the beach. A synthetic mesh mat has been put in place that extends approximately 50' onto the sand for people with wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Please be aware the mat will be in place seasonally, from May 1st through September 30th, and that shifting sand may move the mat.
For driving directions to the access road and information on obtaining the gate code, visit our Meadowdale Beach page.
Renovated in 2017, Wenberg County Park has become a showcase for ADA Access. Close, designated parking and multiple ADA compliant pathways and ramps enable access to the boat launch, mooring, restrooms, swim beach and water, and a wrap-around fishing dock. Free day-use parking for WA residents with permanent ADA placard or plates.