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Sno-Park Permits go on sale Nov. 1

OLYMPIA — Washington Sno-Park permits go on sale starting November 1, 2022. The State Parks Winter Recreation Program manages over 120 recreation sites, or Sno-Parks, across the state, which recreators can enjoy during the winter season. Parking at these sites requires special permits.

Seasonal or one-day Sno-Park permits can be purchased at or through a licensed vendors.

Snowmobilers must register their snowmobiles through the Washington Department of Licensing.

In addition to the seasonal Sno-Park permit, a special groomed permit is required to park at several high-use Sno-Parks, including Crystal Springs, Cabin Creek, Hyak, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee, Chiwawa, Nason Ridge, and Mount Spokane. The Special Groomed Permit helps pay for snow removal, lot clearing, sanitation and staffing at locations. The Special Groomed Permit is not required with a one-day permit.

A Discover Pass is not required at Sno-Parks, and the Sno-Park permit is still required, even on the 12 days a year when the Discover Pass is not required for parking on state lands.

Washington State Sno-Parks help provide access to a variety of winter recreation activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and tubing. Some parks are also designated for use of motorized vehicles including snowmobiles, tracked ATVs and snowbikes. Sno-Park permits are required from December 1 through April 30.


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