Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project 

Visit Snoqualmie Falls

Puget Sound Energy's Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project, built in the late 1890s about 30 miles east of Seattle, is one of the Pacific Northwest's oldest hydropower facilities and home to the world's first hydroelectric plant built completely underground.

The energy project's Snoqualmie Falls Park and its trails are open for day use year-round. The park is one of the region's most-visited tourist destinations. Map it.

Recreation

The 12-acre Snoqualmie Falls park contains picnic areas, rest rooms, education kiosks and signs, and cliffside observation areas for viewing Snoqualmie Falls. The lower park area offers a trail through forested wildlife habitat, an education kiosk and restrooms, a kayak/canoe launching area, historic interpretive displays, and a riverside boardwalk and observation platform for viewing Snoqualmie Falls.

Parking in the main park area can accommodate tour buses and approximately 450 cars, and the parking lot in the lower park has 3 bus stalls and space for 41 cars.

Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Museum

The museum at Snoqualmie Falls is open to the public beginning June 10. The exhibits are housed in PSE’s historic Carpenter Shop and Train Depot and chronicle Charles H. Baker's 1898-1899 development of the world's first underground power station.

Visitor information

  • Museum hours: Wednesday - Sunday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Address: SE 69th Place, Snoqualmie, WA 98065 Map it
  • Parking: Park in the museum parking lot and follow the striped pedestrian path to the museum. ADA parking is available next to museum.

Snoqualmie Falls museum

Tours

Watch the videos below for a virtual tour of the historic Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project.