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The Season of Snow

Ready or not, the season of snow is upon us. It’s time to trade in our hiking boots for snowshoes and cross country skis. From skiing, to snow shoeing, to tubing, to just general play time, there are lots of winter time activities available in Washington. The State Parks are a great resource for finding the right place for your activity of choice.

Rules to adhere to

It’s important to note that sno-parks are distinct from state parks. Sno-parks crisscross state and federal lands and involve many land managers, state agencies, concessionaires, and contractors. At sno-parks you can find motorized, non-motorized and animal-driven recreation opportunities. Sno-parks are maintained by the Winter Recreation Program.

By purchasing a Sno-Park Permit, you help pay for trail grooming, lot clearing and plowing, sanitation, education and enforcement. [...]

Guided Snowshoe Hikes

This winter strap on your snowshoes and enjoy guided hikes through two State Parks with knowledgeable rangers! Mark your calendars now and don’t miss this awesome opportunity at Lake Easton and Lake Wenatchee.

Lake Easton Snowshoe Hikes

At Lake Easton, all hikes will depart at 1pm on the following Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Jan. 1 (Wed.), 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
  • Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
  • The New Year’s Day hike, part of a national “First Day Hikes” event, includes snacks and hot beverages.

The hike will take about 2.5 hours and will cover a distance of about 3 miles. Guides will share the park’s natural history and safety information. Consider staying for sunset on clear or partly cloudy days! Click for more information.

Lake Wenatchee Snowshoe Hikes

Snowshoe hikes will [...]

Sno-Park Permits

Sno-Park permits are now available for purchase. However, there are some new regulations you will want to be aware of.

Sno-Park permits allow visitors to park in specially cleared, designated parking lots with access to areas around the state for cross-country skiing, skijoring, fat-tire biking, snowmobiling, snow biking, dog sledding, snowshoeing, tubing and other winter sports and snow play.

Keeping it simple

Starting this year, the Discover Pass will no longer be required along with the daily Sno-Park permit in Sno-Parks that are on State Park property. (Crystal Springs, Easton Reload, Fields Spring, Hyak, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee, Pearrygin Lake and Mount Spokane.)“The Winter Recreation Program often heard from permit holders about how cumbersome the old requirements were,” said Winter Recreation Program Manager Pamela McConkey. “This change in permit and pass requirements means less confusion for [...]

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