Snoqualmie Corridor Recreation Planning
Planning for the future of recreation in DNR-managed natural areas and state trust lands in the Snoqualmie Corridor of east King County.
View the Snoqualmie Corridor Recreation Plan.
Completed March 2015
UPDATED: March 31, 2015
In February 2012, DNR kicked off a comprehensive planning process for the sustainable management of recreation on DNR-managed lands in the Snoqualmie Corridor. View a map of the planning area.
In March 2012, the agency formed a 17-member, citizen-based Recreation Planning Committee to help DNR develop recommendations for improving recreation in the Snoqualmie Corridor. Members were drawn from an impressive pool of applicants and represent diverse background and interests in a variety of recreation activities. Read more about the Recreation Planning Committee.
In July 2012, DNR launched a web-based survey to gather public input on what types of recreation currently take place, and how the public would like to see recreation developed in the planning area over the next 10 to 15 years. Survey results helped to guide the Recreation Planning Committee as it worked to improve recreation access and opportunities. Read a summary of the survey results.
One key outcome of the planning process was the development of concept maps, which show the general locations of proposed recreation management concepts within the planning area. View the Snoqualmie Corridor Recreation Plan to learn more about the planning process.
Why plan recreation in the Snoqualmie Corridor?
The Snoqualmie Corridor, located in eastern King County, offers tremendous opportunities for outdoor recreation near the ever-growing Seattle metropolitan area. In the past 20 years, through land exchanges and other transactions, DNR has increased the amount of land it manages in the corridor. With all of this land available for recreation, the public, the trust beneficiaries, and the environment will be better served by a comprehensive and strategic approach to recreation management. Download a fact sheet.
Recreation Planning Area:
The recreation planning area encompasses approximately 53,500 acres of DNR-managed lands located in the western foothills of the Cascade Mountains along a 24-mile stretch of I-90, near the cities of Issaquah, Snoqualmie, and North Bend. The planning area includes 10 blocks of DNR-managed lands. About half are designated state trust lands and the other half are managed as natural resources conservation areas. The blocks include West Tiger Mountain NRCA, Tiger Mountain State Forest, Raging River State Forest, Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area, Mount Si NRCA, Middle Fork Snoqualmie NRCA, and smaller blocks of trust land including the Mitchell Hill, Echo Glenn and Middle Fork Blocks and other isolated parcels. View a map of the planning Area.