Carnation is a quiet agricultural city located just outside Seattle and lies in the Snoqualmie Valley between Duvall and Fall City. It is on the east bank of the Snoqualmie River just north of its junction with the Tolt River. The city is located east of Redmond and south of Duvall on State Route 203. The world-famous Carnation Dairy, a dairy company established in Tolt in 1910, inspired the town to change its name to Carnation in 1917.
About 2,100 people as of 2020.
84.9% homes are owner-occupied (according to Census data).
Walk Score of 67/100. Bike Score of 51/100 (according to Walkscore.com).
Riverview School District
The John MacDonald Park and Campground sits at the intersection of the Snoqualmie and Tolt Rivers in Carnation, and is 575 acres. A 500-foot-long swinging pedestrian bridge connects the park's east and west sides, crossing the Snoqualmie River and providing spectacular views of the river and the Cascade mountains. Visitors may observe chinook salmon in the river below while eagles and osprey fly overhead. There are also two spacious picnic shelters and a gorgeously renovated barn for corporate picnics, weddings, and other special occasions.
Remlinger Farms is a mini-theme park with 25 rides, and was a family farm that began more than 50 years ago. The kid-focused Remlinger Farms' Fun Park features a roller coaster, carousel, barrel ride, giant slide, and whirlybird. The fall season gets even better when you visit the Fun Park, thanks to additional attractions, such as Hay Rides and Corn Maze. There are also encounters with farm animals, such as alpacas, horses, donkeys, and bunnies.
Carnation Farms is a working farm and nonprofit educational center that features a variety of crops, including fruits, vegetables, flowers, and grains, all of which thrive using sustainable farming practices. Carnation Farms also offers a variety of educational programs for all ages, including farm tours, cooking classes, and gardening workshops. You can find awe-inspiring backdrops for weddings and celebrations at Carnation Farms' stunning 818-acre historic farm.
Langlois Lake is an excellent spot for catching rainbow trout and largemouth Bass. The lake opens for fishing all year round, stocked with hatchery-raised rainbow trout from mid-to-late spring. Anglers frequently disregard fall as a prime fishing season, but the cooler weather makes fish that have matured during the summer more active around the lake. You can go kayaking or enjoy the stunning scenery when you get tired of fishing.
The Camlann Medieval Village is a living history museum that recreates a 14th-century English village. You can walk through the village and discover the village life, to know how it feels to live during the 1300s with medieval villagers roaming around in costumes. The Camlann Medieval Village opens every weekend from May through September.
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