Just minutes from downtown, the Mercer Slough Nature Park is the largest of Lake Washington’s remaining fresh water wetlands and Bellevue’s largest park. Explore over 320 acres of wildlife habitat, agriculture, and freshwater wetland ecosystems on 7+ miles of trails including a unique canoe trail. The blueberry farm sells fresh seasonal produce. The beautifully restored historic Winters House is Bellevue’s only public building on the National Historic Register. It serves as the home of the Eastside Heritage Center, the park visitor’s center, and is available for meeting and event rentals. The Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center is a partnership with the Pacific Science Center focusing on freshwater wetland ecology.

Addresses:

  • Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center: 1625 118th Ave. SE
  • Winters House: 2102 Bellevue Way SE
  • Blueberry Farm: 2380 Bellevue Way SE
  • Sweyolocken Boat Launch: 3000 Bellevue Way SE (non-motorized boats)
  • Bellefields Trailhead: 1905 118th Ave. SE

Parking & Entry Points: Winters House, Blueberry Farm, Sweyolocken Boat Launch, Bellefields Trailhead, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center

Contact:

Free guided nature walks – Every Saturday, May through June, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Meet at Winters House; pre-registration not required. From July through October, meet at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center for Saturday nature walks.

Guided Canoe Tours – canoe tour information and map of Enatai Beach Park and Mercer Slough Nature Park

Quick Facts:

  • 320 Acres
  • Nature trails
    • 7 + miles
  • Non Motorized Boat Launch
    • Canoe Trail
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Wetlands
  •  Wildlife Viewing

Activities:

Wildlife ViewingPaddling
WalkingHiking/Trail Running
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