The scenic Snohomish River begins where the Skykomish and Snoqualmie Rivers come together near the town of Monroe in Snohomish County, and flows westward until it empties out into the Puget Sound near Everett.
There are several parks along the river, including Lord Hill Regional Park in Snohomish, a 1,300 acre upland nature preserve. You can ride horseback, hike, or mountain bike into the vast evergreen forest of this unique wilderness park. While not a boat launch site, it does provide some river beach access.
The Heirman Wildlife Preserve at Thomas' Eddy, also in Snohomish, provides convenient fishing access to the Snohomish River as well as an easy 3-mile hike. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at this park, so bring your picnic lunch but leave Fido at home.
Further north in Everett, the Langus Riverfront Park offers a boat launch and fishing pier, as well as a 3-mile paved trail perfect for dog-walking. A picnic shelter and restrooms make it an easy choice for an afternoon beside the river.
Snohomish River Access Points:
- Cady Park - 40 Maple Ave, Snohomish, WA
- Langus Riverfront Park - 400 Smith Island Rd., Everett, WA
- Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife - Water Access Sites : Snohomish River