Carkeek Park

Park and Beach
950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle, WA 98177, United States
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Closed until 6:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–10:00 PM
9.1/10

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    Alexis G.
    "hike up the trail that goes to the right of the main parking."(6 Tips)
    Dora
    "Miss the peak salmon viewing in July at the Ballard Locks?"(4 Tips)
    Andrew B.
    "The tide pools and sunsets are spectacular!"(3 Tips)
    Julie P.
    "Great play area for tots and playground for older kids."(2 Tips)
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  • Oremo O.

    Walking on the trail.

    Oremo Ochillo · 10 hours ago
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  • Oremo O.

    Family fun on the beach

    Oremo Ochillo · 10 hours ago
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  • Oremo O.

    Does that say toxic clams?

    Oremo Ochillo · 10 hours ago
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  • Jorg W.

    Burger King

    Jorg Winkler · May 14
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  • Kurtis K.

    Great train watching

    Kurtis Kuykendall · April 19
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  • Lyndsey N.

    The squirrels here are quite well fed

    Lyndsey N · November 20, 2014
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  • Zackary B.

    Checkout where the Salmon run the river!!

    Zackary Brown · November 13, 2014
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  • Everyday

    One of the more underrated parks in Seattle. Nice beach suitable for flying kites.

    Everyday · August 31, 2014
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  • Mary S.

    Sunsets are lovely

    Mary S · August 30, 2014
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  • Mary S.

    Stand on the bridge while a train goes under it!

    Mary S · June 9, 2014
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  • Adrienne H.

    Great hiking trails

    Adrienne Hall · September 19, 2013
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  • Troy M.

    Careful... Have noticed mid to late 30's blondish white male + glasses exhibiting stalking-like behaviors on more than one occasion. Today, Sept 1st, was wearing dark blue t-shirt w light shorts

    Troy Mink · September 2, 2013
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  • Laura C.

    Great place to reserve tables for a party!! Warn your guests that parking is unobtanuim!!

    Laura Cohn · July 22, 2013
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  • Andrew B.

    The tide pools and sunsets are spectacular!

    Andrew B · April 8, 2013
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  • Maria P.

    There is a nice playground for kids, a picnic area, the beach, and Alaskan Way Railroad - children love to watch trains crossing by. Also there are many frains for hiking and riding a bisycle.

    Maria Paramonova · March 17, 2013
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  • Kyle S.

    Don't forget to hike up to the viewpoint on the southwest side of the park for an amazing view of the sound. There are also caves that are said to be in a secret area of the park.

    Kyle Simon · November 21, 2012
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  • Robby D.

    Carkeek Park has a combination of a beach, and a series of densely vegetated ravines. If you've never been, I highly recommend it. Read more

    Robby Delaware · July 4, 2012
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  • Robby D.

    Great place to walk and take pictures. Read more

    Robby Delaware · July 4, 2012
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  • Josh O.

    The North Bluff Trail has the best views. Try it!

    Josh Ohlmann · March 4, 2012
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  • Ken P.

    Favorite run: beginning near the entrance off 100th Pl, along the canal all the way to the sound, then up the bluff, and back

    Ken Prchal · December 11, 2011
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  • Dafny V.

    Stand on the overpass as a train passes underneath.

    Dafny Vogel · November 6, 2011
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  • Joseph C.

    Don't breathe in too deep if you are walking past the sewage treatment plant.

    Joseph Cole · August 6, 2011
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  • JSR

    Watch out for the speed trap at the bottom of the hill!

    JSR · July 21, 2011
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  • Theresa F.

    Take a walk on the beach.

    Theresa Fabulous · June 18, 2011
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  • K12 Inc

    Did you know? The Coho and Chum salmon that return to this park to spawn every fall are anadromous species, meaning that they have adapted to live in both fresh and salt water. Read more

    K12 Inc · June 16, 2011
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  • Julie P.

    Great play area for tots and playground for older kids.

    Julie P · June 8, 2011
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  • Myk O.

    This park has a great kids play area Read more

    Myk OLeary · May 20, 2011
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  • Myk O.

    Lots of nice trails at this park. The beach is not as nice as Golden Gardens, but the overlook is much better. Read more

    Myk OLeary · May 20, 2011
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  • Ashley H.

    Love this park, it's my new hiking spot. The trails are great, the views are amazing, there's a beach and a train that passes by every once in a while.

    Ashley Hermansyah · January 14, 2011
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  • Dora

    Miss the peak salmon viewing in July at the Ballard Locks? Head here in the late fall, when Piper's Creek is alive with salmon returning to their spawning grounds.Powered by ParentsConnect.com Read more

    Dora · June 30, 2010
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  • Chrissie C.

    forest, waterfront, and wetlands - all in one place.

    Chrissie Cirovic · March 15, 2010
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  • Chrissy M.

    Beautiful park! If you go around sunset the train runs under the bridge so you can watch from above :D

    Chrissy Mayor · November 15, 2009
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  • Margaret T.

    Go to Carkeek Park at low tide and explore the tide pools!

    Margaret Tyson · July 7, 2009
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  • Anna S.

    Hike the trails and skip rocks on the beach

    Anna S · July 6, 2009
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  • Alexis G.

    hike up the trail that goes to the right of the main parking.

    Alexis Green · June 12, 2009
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