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Non-motorized Sno-Park permits
To park in a non-motorized sports Sno-Park, it is necessary to purchase one (and sometimes two) types of
parking permits for your vehicle: a one-day permit, a seasonal permit and possibly a special groomed trails
permit. All vehicles must have a Washington State Sno-Park permit.
Washington Sno-Park permits are no longer accepted in California, Oregon and Idaho. To find out about Oregon Snow Park sites, contact the Oregon Department of Transportation at (503) 986-3006. For information on Idaho Park-n-Ski lots, call Idaho Parks and Recreation at (208) 334-4199.
- One-Day Permits
- One-day permits are honored until midnight of the date written on the permit for parking at all Sno-Parks, including the designated Special Groomed Trails permit areas.
- Seasonal Permits
- A seasonal permit is non-transferable between vehicles. Purchasing a one-day permit for a second vehicle is an option. Some Sno-Parks require only a seasonal permit for season parking. Others require both the seasonal permit and the special groomed trail permit in order to use the designated Sno-Park.
- Special Groomed Trails Permits
- This permit, in conjunction with the seasonal permit, is required at eight sno-parks: Cabin Creek, Chiwawa, Crystal Springs, Hyak, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee, Mount Spokane and Nason Ridge. Snowmobile seasonal permit holders must purchase this sticker when using these Sno-Parks for non-motorized activities. Funds from its sale pay for more frequent trail grooming at these Sno-Parks and the maintenance and replacement of snow grooming equipment owned by Washington State Parks.
NOTE: All permits must be affixed to the lower left corner of the windshield (driver's side)
when the vehicle is parked in a designated Sno-Park area. If a valid permit is not properly displayed,
you will be subject to a fine. Permits are required when designated Sno-Park signs are posted. These signs are raised and removed at
different times at the start and finish of the winter season. Please obey posted signs to avoid a citation.
Proceeds from permit sales are used exclusively to maintain and improve non-motorized Sno-Park facilities. The permits pay for snow removal, sanitary facilities, trail grooming, trail signs, mapping, parking lot construction, education, enforcement, equipment and Sno-Park program administration.
Sno-Park permits are available beginning Nov. 1 through April 30 either online or by purchasing from a retail location.
- Sno-Park permits are available at several retail locations, State Parks
region offices, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee, Mount Spokane and Fields Spring state parks, State Parks Headquarters
(1111 Israel Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98504) or area USFS offices (PDF).
(Available online now)
A $2 handling fee is charged when Sno-Park permits are purchased from retail locations or online.
The fee for Sno-Park permits are:
||Purchased from State Parks
||Purchased from retail vendor
|Special Groomed Trails
For information on how to become a permit vendor, contact the Winter Recreation Program at (360) 902-8684,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.