Part of the historic Weyerhaeuser campus, North Lake is the headwaters of East Hylebos Creek and boasts the longest undeveloped shoreline in South King County.
Featuring a mix of forest, wetlands, trails and meadows, the North Lake shoreline offers opportunities for walking, birding, fishing and non-motorized water recreation.
The desire to experience the peacefulness of nature in an otherwise urban setting draws people from Federal Way and surrounding communities.
Our mission is to conserve this special property for the enjoyment of generations to come.
“We will save the forested lakeshore and trails
of the former Weyerhaeuser Campus in Federal Way.”
Dow Constantine, King County Executive, announcing his 2018 Land Conservation Initiative to save 65,000 acres of forests, farmlands, shorelines and trails
Campus Development Plans
Industrial Realty Group, owner of the former Weyerhaeuser campus, is developing portions of the campus with warehouses. As of May 5, 2022, the city of Federal Way had given approval for site development work to begin for the first two warehouses., A and B, on the southern part of the campus.
Refer to our Archive section for links to current and past plans, maps and documentation concerning the warehouse developments.
Weyerhaeuser campus is “more remarkable than anything I’ve worked on. And I’ve worked on some pretty interesting stuff.”
Peter Walker, legendary landscape architect of the Weyerhaeuser Campus, whose internationally acclaimed works over his career include the National 9/11 Memorial in New York City
"The Corps finds the Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters Historic District to be an
exceptional district unambiguously eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places."
Lance Lundquist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cultural Resources Program Manager, in an October 20, 2020 letter
"When the change is for all time, and involves a unique physical asset, I think we have to weigh it very, very carefully to see what price we are going to have to pay for economic progress."
George Weyerhaeuser, in a 1969 Sports Illustrated interview