Just minutes from downtown, the Mercer Slough Nature Park is the largest of Lake Washington’s remaining fresh water wetlands and is one of Bellevue’s largest parks. 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.The site 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, provides a park visitor center (open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and offers programs for adults, youth and families.

Mercer Slough Trails web page

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

Mercer Slough Nature Park Map


Free guided nature walks – Every Saturday, year-round at 2 p.m., meet at the Visitor Center at the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center.

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

Quick Facts:

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


Wildlife Viewing Paddling
Walking Hiking/Trail Running