Winter snow-enthusiasts, This is almost your time.  The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program will have Sno-Park Permits available on November 1st.

The permits allow users to park in designated lots which allow access to recreation areas for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, tubing, and other activities.  The permits are required to be visible on the windshield.

Revenue from Sno-Park permit sales helps to maintain park trails and allows for snow removal from parking lots and roads, and more.

Sno-Park permits are available online at:  parks.state.wa.us/winter.

If you'd like to purchase your permit in person, visit:  parks.state.wa.us/147/Sno-Park-Permit-vendors.

There are different permits needed for different circumstances.

Daily Sno-Park Permit
This permit is valid at any Sno-Park for one, two or three consecutive days as indicated on the permit. Cost: $20 per day. (Note: All Sno-Parks honor the one-day permit, and individuals who purchase a one-day permit are not required to purchase a Special Groomed Sticker.)

Seasonal Non-motorized Sno-Park Permit
This permit is valid for the entire winter season at non-motorized Sno-Parks that are used for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, etc. Some Sno-Parks require a Special Groomed Sticker to be paired with a seasonal non-motorized permit. Cost: $40.

Special Groomed Sticker
This sticker affixes to a seasonal Sno-Park permit and is required for use at these non-motorized Sno-Parks: Cabin Creek, Chiwawa Loop, Crystal Springs, Hyak, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee (including Nason Ridge) and Mount Spokane. Cost: $40. These Sno-Parks are high use,  and funds from the sticker cover the costs to provide more frequent grooming.

Seasonal Snowmobile Sno-Park Permit
All snowmobiles in Washington state are required to be registered annually through the Washington State Department of Licensing or a licensing agent. The $50 registration fee includes one Sno-Park permit, which must be affixed to the towing vehicle. Out-of-state visitors with snowmobiles need to purchase a motorized Sno-Park permit. Cost: $40.

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