Pamela McConkey, (360) 902-8595
Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
OLYMPIA – Oct. 28, 2016 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced today that Sno-Park permits will be available for purchase online beginning midnight Tuesday, Nov. 1, at http://parks.state.wa.us/130/Winter-Recreation
Sno-Park permits allow visitors to park in specially cleared, designated parking lots with access to cross-country and downhill skiing, skijoring, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing and tubing areas throughout the state. Permit vendors are not always located near Sno-Parks; the State Parks Winter Recreation Program recommends purchasing them in advance.
In addition to a one-day permit, an annual seasonal Sno-Park permit is available. A special groomed trail permit must be purchased, along with a seasonal Sno-Park permit, for the following sno-parks: Hyak, Crystal Springs, Cabin Creek, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee (including Nason Ridge), Chiwawa Loop and Mount Spokane. All Sno-Parks honor the one-day permit, and individuals who purchase a one-day permit are not required to purchase a special groomed trail permit.
Online purchasers will need the following information at the time of purchase:
- Credit card
- Date of use for one-day permits
- Vehicle license plate number
- Computer printer (to instantly print a temporary seasonal and one-day permits)
Online purchase of the Sno-Park permit is available through April 30. Revenue from Sno-Park permit sales is entirely dedicated to the Winter Recreation Program and helps pay for trail grooming, snow removal from parking lots and roads, sanitation, education and enforcement.
Information about Sno-Park permits and the Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program is available online at http://parks.state.wa.us/130/Winter-Recreation
or (360) 902-8684. Discover Pass and Sno-Park permits
Those who purchase a one-day Sno-Park permit will also need a daily or annual Discover Pass if they plan to visit Sno-Parks on lands managed by State Parks or Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Those who purchase an annual Sno-Park permit do not need an additional one-day or annual Discover Pass. Examples of these Sno-Parks include 92 Road, 1 Road, Crystal Springs, Easton Reload, Fields Spring, Hyak, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee and Mount Spokane. More information about purchasing a Discover Pass is here: www.discoverpass.wa.gov
. About the State Parks Winter Recreation Program
The Winter Recreation Program manages more than 3,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 300 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and more than 120 Sno-Parks (plowed parking areas near snowmobile and cross-country ski trails) on public lands in Washington. The Winter Recreation Program is supported entirely by user fees, snowmobile registrations and a percentage of the state fuel tax.
Follow the Winter Recreation Program on Twitter at @WaStatePks_WNTR and at http://parks.state.wa.us/130/Winter-Recreation
About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
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Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
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