We can’t wait to see you. Here’s your quick guide to everything you need to know before you arrive at Timber!


Getting There:

For your GPS pleasure, the address is 31020 NE 40th St. Carnation, WA 98014. But in case that fails, here are some actual directions from Seattle:

  1. Take WA 520 East for 6 miles
  2. Then take the WA 202/Redmond Way exit and stay right following signs for WA-202 E/Sammamish and continue onto WA-202 E for 7.7 miles
  3. In 7.7 miles take a slight left onto NE Tolt Hill Rd and follow for 3.2 miles
  4. Turn Left onto WA-203/Tolt Ave
  5. Follow signs into the park, which will be on your left!

**Please be advised that a portion of Tolt Avenue, the main road that goes through Carnation and where you enter the park will be closed for construction during the festival. While there will be well marked detours around this construction, we ask that you try to enter the City of Carnation from the south to get to Tolt-Macdonald Park to help us minimize traffic in town.

There is a $20 parking fee. Parking fees benefit King County Parks. You can purchase your parking in advance by clicking here or have $20 cash ready upon arrival.

If you haven’t paid for parking in advance, please be sure to have $20 cash to cover the King County Park parking fee.

Once parked, make your way to the check-in table located further down the driveway past the parking lot.

2 changes for past attendees to note:

  • REI’s Camp Kitchen, which many of past attendees have used in the past will not be present this year so be sure to bring your own cookware.
  • Please note that Thursday check in time is now 2pm.

Checking In:
Check-in and Ticketing opens at 2pm on Thursday, July 21st. If you want first dibs on a campsite, this is the earliest you can arrive. Please do not arrive sooner as backed up cars can cause traffic problems for the city of Carnation. And we love Carnation!

Check-in and Ticketing opens at 9am on Friday and Saturday.

Check-in and Ticketing closes at 9pm on Thursday, 10pm on Friday, and 9pm on Saturday.

If you prepaid for parking, have your printed ticket or saved ticket on your phone ready to show the parking attendant when you arrive. If you haven’t prepaid for parking, make things quicker and get that parking pass before you arrive.

Show your ID or pre-printed tickets to receive your festival wristbands and tent tags at the check-in booth. If you need help with your gear, we will have wheelbarrows and volunteers at the ready to help!


Dogs: Just a reminder that Dogs are not allowed at Tolt-MacDonald Park during Timber! Outdoor Music Festival. Please visit www.rover.com to see dog sitting options within 10 minutes of the Festival including Helen D. And Cecila R. Please note: each have their own restrictions, please check with them individually.

Alcohol: Due to WA State liquor laws, no outside beer or alcohol is allowed on the premises. However, we’re proud to be serving some fine beer and spirits at incredible prices.

River Safety: We encourage people to enjoy the river but please be aware that rivers are dangerous.  Floating the Tolt can be an amazing time, but please stay within the property of the park. We have no pull outs below the North border of the park and if you miss that pull out, you are on your own.

Please pay attention to the currents, stay safe and have a buddy. There is no lifeguard on duty.

Please visit our general information page to view all of the policies, FAQs and details you need to make sure you have the best weekend ever.

Lineup & Schedule:

Start planning your weekend now! Our lineup and schedule can be found here.

While you’re packing your bags check out hot tracks from this year’s line up and get hyped!

Adventures: Powered by REI

Timber! is about a lot more than just music. Be sure you check out our extensive list of outdoor adventures and activities. Some of these experiences require advanced registration so if you haven’t made your plans yet, get on it!

Bring Your Friends! 

This party is a lot more fun when you bring your friends. Weekend passes and single day tickets are still available. Share this link with your friends and let the good times roll once more.