Education Center

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Until further notice there is no vehicle access to the Education Center. Please use the trails to stroll and roll your way to visit us! We are a half mile past Rattlesnake Lake. The trail is about ½ mile long and ADA accessible. See open hours below.

Education Center is open

For most up-to-date information, please check our Facebook page.

Due to having fewer staff, our hours have changed.

New hours: Thursday & Friday 12 noon to 5 p.m.,
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Per Department of Health safety guidelines, face coverings are required at the Center to limit the spread of COVID-19.

  • Center access gate is open Thursday - Saturday, 6 a.m. to sunset.
  • Center access gate is closed Sunday - Wednesday.

The Center is closed on the following holidays: Independence Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

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 1.5 million people living in the greater Seattle area.


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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). View on Google Maps or download printable directions (pdf).

Cedar River Watershed Education Center
17905 Cedar Falls Road S.E.
North Bend, WA
(206) 733-9421
(425) 831-6780


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