Washington State Parks and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announce changes in requirements to visiting winter recreation areas in Washington state. The changes affect whether a Sno-Park permit or a Discover Pass will be required to access state-managed winter recreation areas and Sno-Parks.
Visitors who have a current seasonal Sno-Park permit will not need to purchase a Discover Pass to visit a designated Sno-Park area between November 1 and March 31 for winter recreation activities. The seasonalSno-Park permit is $40. A one-day Sno-Park permit is $20. Some non-motorized Sno-Parks require a Special Groomed Trail sticker for an additional $40. For more information, visit www.parks.wa.gov/winter/nonmotorparks/.
DNR manages several winter recreation trailheads, which are no longer part of the Sno-Park system. For these areas, visitors will need an annual or day-use Discover Pass at the following:
- · The Ahtanum Winter Recreation Areas in Yakima County
- · Lily Lake in Chelan County
- · Rattlesnake in Yakima County
- · Manastash in Kittitas County (Note: Manastash is not open this season due to storm damage from last spring.)
An annual Discover Pass costs $30 and a day-use pass is $10. (Transaction fees apply when purchased from a retail provider.)
In addition, those who purchase a one-day Sno-Park permit will also need an annual or one-day Discover Pass to visit the following locations:
- · Crystal Springs Sno-Park
- · Hyak Sno-Park
- · Easton Reload Sno-Park
- · Lake Easton State Park
- · Lake Wenatchee State Park
- · Fields Spring State Park
- · Mount Spokane State Park
- · Mount Tahoma Trail System (managed by DNR)
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