Get out and explore by snowshoe
Stay safe & recreate
Is winter dragging by for you? Are you looking for a fun activity for the family, or a date with that special someone? A guided snow shoe tour at Lake Easton can provide fun, exercise, and beautiful scenery all wrapped up into one.
Lake Easton is located off I-90 between North Bend and Ellensburg, and is just an hour and a half drive from Wenatchee. The park boasts basic snowshoeing terrain, enthusiastic park guides and beautiful views.
Guided Snowshoe Tours
There are several opportunities in February to take a guided snowshoe tour at Lake Easton. Snowshoe hikes start promptly at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the following Saturdays and Sundays: Feb. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28. That’s right – if you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s Date idea look no further!
Groups will meet at the park’s boat ramp parking lot, 150 Lake Easton Road, Easton (Driving directions.) Participants should arrive early enough to prepare for the 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. departure and bring snowshoes, trekking poles, layered clothing, boots, snacks and water.
Lake Easton interpretive staff will lead hikes up to 2 miles long on moderate terrain. These 90-minute snowshoe hikes are family-friendly and accessible to beginners. Guides will share tidbits on natural history, snowshoeing basics and safety information along the way.
Park staff will cap group size at 10 people, per current health restrictions. Reservations are required, but snowshoers without reservations will be accepted if spots are open. Participants must wear face coverings and practice social distancing with people outside their household during the hikes. For more information and to reserve a spot, please call (509) 925-1943.
Worried about there being enough snow? If there isn’t sufficient snow, the guided snowshoe tour will be switched to a boot tour.
The best news? These snowshoe tours are free! However, you will need a Daily or Seasonal Sno-Park Permit to park. For more information about Sno-Park permits and groomed trail stickers and how to purchase these, visit the Washington State Parks Winter Recreation web page: parks.state.wa.us/Winter.Information found on parks.state.wa.us.