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Camp Long Day Use

Address: 5200 35th Ave. SW » directions
Phone: 206 684-7434   E-mail:

Camp Long is part of the City of Seattle's park system and is managed as a natural habitat for plants and animals.  Camp Long and other natural places are homes for many plants and animals. 

Observe Nature Please handle things gently and return rocks, wood, leaves, etc. to their original places. They are food and shelter for animals. Cutting or picking flowers, trees, or shrubs is not allowed.

Take a Hike Enjoy the fresh smell of the forest as you explore the trails.  Look for resident birds in the shrubs.  Discover life along the trail.  Camp Long is a pedestrian park. Bicycles, motorcycles, and automobiles are not to be taken beyond the parking area. All pets must be on a leash and please obey the City of Seattle’s scoop laws.

Play games on the parade ground. Bring your play equipment to play in this shared space.  Softball, baseball, water balloons, archery, golf are not allowed because they are hazardous to other park users.  Water balloons can be eaten by animals.  Do not pound stakes into the ground to avoid damaging our irrigation system.

Wander along Pollywog Pond and the creek that flows from it.  Look for wildlife tracks in the mud along the shores of the pond and creek.  Be amazed by the dragonflies zooming above pond and the teeming life in the water below. (Please keep out of the water so you don’t disturb the animals. Please do not feed any wildlife, release animals or throw things into the pond.)

Have an old fashioned campfire Roast weenies and marshmallows, sing songs and tell stories.  Fire rings are found throughout the park.  Call to reserve a shelter or fire ring.

Test your skills on the Camp Long compass course! A compass course is a challenging game, a test of your skills based upon how well you know your compass. Camp Long has self-guided compass courses.  Download the compass course You will need 

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Climb Schurman Rock, rappel on the Glacier, or take part in Challenge Activities.  Instructors can work with groups on basic climbing and trust building skills.  If you are climbing as an individual, please check in at the front desk.  Groups who would like to lead their own activities should make reservations ahead of time.

Volunteer   We are always looking for help with restoration, database management, leadership and more.  Give us a call if you have time and talents to share.


Updated February 27, 2012

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