Seattle Public Utilities Melina Thung, Interim Director

Education Center


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Cedar River Watershed Education Center
19901 Cedar Falls Road S.E.
North Bend, WA
(206) 733 – 9421
(425) 831 – 6780

The Cedar River Watershed Education Center is a regional education facility created as a gathering place to connect people with the source of their water. Nestled above the shores of Rattlesnake Lake (pdf) in the Cascade foothills, the Center is a gateway to the Cedar River Municipal Watershed, which provides drinking water for 70% of the 1.4 million people living in the greater Seattle area.

The Center provides opportunities for thousands of visitors to learn about the complex issues surrounding the region's drinking water, forests and wildlife. There are a variety of ways to connect to the source of your water and the Cedar River Watershed.

Traffic Notice

The King County Road Services Division will be closing Cedar Falls Road on the nights of Friday August 19 and Saturday August 20 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.  This is the road that leads to the Cedar River Watershed Education Center and Rattlesnake Lake. The county will be replacing a failing culvert and repairing part of the road. The road will be open during the day to prevent major traffic disruptions

View North Bend weather conditions at WeatherBug.

Upcoming Activities


We are located about 35 miles east of downtown Seattle near North Bend.

From Seattle take I-90 east to exit 32 (436th Ave SE/Cedar Falls Road SE). Go south (right) on Cedar Falls Road for 4 miles. The Center is located near the end of the road, past Rattlesnake Lake (on right) and Iron Horse State Park (on left).

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Directions (pdf)

Links to other sites

Current Education Center Weather Conditions
Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)
Saving Water Partnership