Washington Filmworks uses our Location of the Month newsletters to showcase the diversity of unique looks and resources for production in a number of jurisdictions around Washington State. Find previous installments archived on our website and on the WF Blog.

City of Carnation – April 2016

Located at the confluence of the Tolt and Snoqualmie Rivers, Carnation is just 45 minutes from Seattle. Carnation was incorporated in 1913. Originally named “Tolt” in honor of the local Snoqualmie Tribe, the area once boasted the main village of the Snoqualmie Native Americans. The locals renamed the town in 1917 to recognize the worldwide success of the nearby Carnation Farms and Carnation Evaporated Milk. Founded by farmers, hop growers, and loggers, today Carnation is a quaint reminder of small, northwest towns. Visitors to Carnation delight in its agriculture, abundance of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and outdoor experiences – including biking, hiking, camping and fishing. With its unique shops and restaurants and views of tree-covered hills, this town is a picturesque respite from big-city life.

Carnation Weather

Photo Credit: Robin Marie Photography

Average Temperature:

January – High 47.0 F, Low 32.0 F
July – High 75.0 F, Low 52.0 F


January Rainfall – 8.8 inches
July Rainfall – 1.8 inches
Sources: city-data.com

Projects Filmed in Carnation

Photo Credit: Remlinger Farms


  • Captain Fantastic
  • Lucky Them
  • Safety Not Guaranteed

Television Movie of the Week:

  • Big Foot

Music Videos:

  • Macklemore

Key Locations of Interest

Photo Credit: Camp Korey

  • Camlann Medieval Village
  • Camp Korey
  • Carnation Tree Farm
  • Historic Buildings
  • Pioneer Cemetary
  • Remlinger Farms
  • Snoqualmie Valley Trail
  • Suspension Bridge
  • Tolt MacDonald Park & Campground

Distance to Closest Large Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is approximately 33 miles from Carnation.

Closest Large Cities Adjacent

Bellevue is approximately 25 miles from Carnation.
Redmond is approximately 12 miles from Carnation.
Seattle is approximately 27 miles from Carnation.

Relevant Contact Names & Information

  • Agency that issues permits and costs – Phil Messina, City Manager, City of Carnation, (425) 333-4192 ex. 15, phil.messina@carnationwa.gov
  • Police or Sheriff’s Department or agency that handles traffic control – Scott Allen, Sheriff’s Deputy, King County Sheriff, (425) 333-4190, scott.allen@kingcounty.gov


Photo Credit: Phil Messina

Photo Credit: Phil Messina

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1411 Fourth Ave., Suite 420
Seattle,WA 98101
(206) 264-0667

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