Cool place to stay: Tolt MacDonald Park’s cargo camping spot wins award

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King County Parks’ popular cargo container-turned-camping structure at Tolt-MacDonald Park near Carnation has been honored with the “Spotlight Award for Innovative Facility” from the Washington Recreation and Parks Association (WRPA).

The camping container has been a hit with visitors to Tolt-MacDonald Park and Campground since its 2012 installation among the tall trees and near the west bank of the Snoqualmie River.

Campers have enjoyed the comfort and convenience of the container, including a double/single futon bunk and a futon cot-sized chair that converts to a bed.

Radiant heat, LED lighting, a table and bench set, and food storage are among the additional indoor features, while outside there is a deck, picnic table and fire pit.  Learn more or rent a spot at


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