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Director: Brian Adams
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Notice: Due to weather delays in the renovation project the park remains closed to the public until June 10, 2022. For any additional information you may contact Skagit County Park and Recreation office at 360-416-1350.

Forty acres of old homestead land on the Upper Skagit River, in the town of Marblemount bests describes Pressentin Park. Skagit County Parks and Recreation is honored by the gift of this land and has opened a birding trail there as of April of 2003. The birding trail is a well mowed strip of land that traverses the perimeter of the old homestead. Parking is provided by DJ's Shell station next door.

Salmon Habitat and Park Project

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Welcome to the Helen M. "Jonnie" Peterson Memorial Picnic Area

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Gwen Tomlinson and family made a generous donation to build this beautiful picnic area in memory of her mother, Helen M. "Jonnie" Peterson. Jonnie lived on this property roughly 60 years, had a strong connection to this land and was an avid animal advocate. 

Picnic Area Designed by Cheryl Boxx

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The land was given to Skagit County Parks and Recreation by Warren Pressentin and dedicated on August 11, 1991. Frank Pressentin was the son of Charles and Minnie. Charles and Minnie Pressentin settled in Birdsview in 1878. Frank married Mabel in 1904 and purchased the Pressentin Homestead. It was reported by Warren that they planted the orchard in 1906. Some of the original trees are in bloom in the photos on the Foundation’s web site. Mabel operated the Pioneer Hotel, now known as The Log House Inn until 1920. Mabel was appointed Post Master of the Marblemount post office in 1925. Warren Pressentin was the son of Frank and Mabel.


Address: 60060 SR 20, Marblemount
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  • Day use only.

  • Alcoholic beverages and glass containers prohibited.

  • Pack it in, pack it out.

  • Dogs must be on leash.

  • No open fires or fireworks.

  • No Motorized Vehicles.