Looking for adventure this winter? Here are some safety guidelines, pass information, and tips for winter recreation in Washington State Parks.
Sno-Parks 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.
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.
5 key safety guidelines when riding in avalanche country:
Looking for a place to go snowmobiling or tubing? Even thinking of doing some winter camping?
There are more than 120 Sno-Parks (parking lots cleared of snow) available statewide during the winter. Approximately 80 of the Sno-Parks are designated primarily for snowmobiling, and five set aside for tubing and general snow play.
Please note that Sno-Parks and trail reports are updated regularly during the winter season. Sno-Park and trail information may change without notice due to snow conditions, temperatures, equipment breakdowns, etc. For updates, visit the Washington State Parks Sno-Parks website.