Guide to Winter Recreation in WashingtonWashington State Parks
Washington State Parks and Recreation Guide to Winter Recreation in Washington.
The Winter Recreation Program manages Sno-Parks (cleared parking areas) in close proximity to groomed and backcountry trails.
- Snowmobile Sno-Parks are open to both motorized and non-motorized winter recreation.
- Non-motorized Sno-Parks are only open to winter recreation sports such as cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and snow play.
Have you visited a sno-park and would you like to share your thoughts? Sno-Park on-site evaluation forms can now be done completely on-line please follow the link: On-Site Evaluation.
Pass & permit information
Sno-Park permits are available online from Nov. 1 through April 30.
Visitors to Washington state parks and state recreation lands managed by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources are required to display the Discover Pass on their vehicles. Exemption: If you have a current seasonal Sno-Park permit, you will not need to purchase a Discover Pass to use a designated Sno-Park between Dec. 1 and March 31 for winter recreation activities. However, your Sno-Park permit may not be used to access other state recreation lands.
Please note: If using a daily Sno-Park permit, you also will need a one-day or annual Discover Pass when visiting Crystal Springs, Easton Reload, and Hyak Sno-Parks; Fields Spring, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee, and Mount Spokane state parks; and the Department of Natural Resources’ Mount Tahoma Trail System.
Alerts & updates
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