Too early to think about Winter Recreation? We think not!Get Outside & Enjoy Washington... Any Month of the Year!
The fall leaves are gorgeous, but some of us snow bunnies are already planning for snow! Winter sport enthusiasts and families can spice up the cold months with a variety of snow activities sponsored by Washington State Parks’ Winter Recreation Program. The Evergreen State is “ever green” only in parts. The Olympic, Cascade, Blue, and Selkirk mountains provide great opportunities for all types of outdoor winter fun.
Cross-country and downhill skiing, skijoring, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and tubing are available at a variety of locations across the state. In concert with federal agencies, private landowners, and other state agencies, Washington State Parks administers this program in seven national forests and blocks of state and private forest land. Five major highway passes, kept open to normal traffic in winter, provide easy access to play sites and trailheads.
Many parks in Washington State offer reservations over the winter months. Check here for availability: https://washington.goingtocamp.com/
NOTE: Washington State Parks offers several “free days” when no Discover Pass is required. Free days DO NOT apply to Sno-Parks. You will still need a Sno-Park permit on these days.
Want to learn more about Snowmobiling? Sign up for the 2016 Snowmobile Safety Class here: http://parks.state.wa.us/FormCenter/Winter-Recreation-9/Snowmobile-Safe-Rider-Registration-70