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2022 Sno-Park Permits for Sale

Sno-Park Permits

Do you like playing in the snow?

We’re fortunate to live in an area of the country that is just as fun outdoors in the winter as it is in the summer. Many State Parks are open during the winter season for various winter sports. However, these parks often require special permits for use. Read on to learn about the 2022 Washington Sno-Park Permits.

Sno-Park Permits available as of November 1st

The State Parks Winter Recreation Program manages over 120 recreation sites, or Sno-Parks, across the state for recreators to enjoy during the winter season. Parking at these sites requires special permits. 

Seasonal or one-day Sno-Park permits can be purchased online or through a licensed vendor

Snowmobilers also must register their snowmobiles through the Washington Department of Licensing.

In addition to the seasonal permit, a special groomed permit is required to park at several high-use Sno-Parks, including Crystal Springs, Cabin Creek, Hyak, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee, Chiwawa, Nason Ridge, and Mount Spokane. The Special Groomed Permit helps pay for snow removal, lot clearing, sanitation and staffing at locations. The Special Groomed Permit is not required with a one-day permit.

A Discover Pass is not required at Sno-Parks, and the Sno-Park permit is still required, even on the 12 days a year when the Discover Pass is not required for parking on state lands.

Washington State Sno-Parks help provide access for a variety of winter recreation activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, tubing and more. Some parks are also designated for use of motorized vehicles including snowmobiles, tracked ATVs and snowbikes. Sno-Park permits are required from December 1 through April 30. 

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