Warming Huts

Sno-Park warming huts

Several Washington Sno-Parks offer trailhead or trailside warming huts. These warming huts usually offer wood stoves and seating. Some are cozy and inviting. Others are bare-bones survival structures.


Before COVID-19, the trailside huts drew snowshoers, skiers and snowmobilers to socialize and relax. A few trailhead huts provided a place to change clothes, cook a meal or even spend the night with advance reservations.

While some huts are open for the 2020-21 season, we advise visitors to duck in and warm up but keep visits short and follow COVID-19 protocols (including face coverings and social distancing from those in other households).

Ask yourself this question before entering a hut: Does the risk of exposure to cold outweigh the risk of exposure to COVID-19?

The following huts are open, with noted restrictions, this season:

The following huts are closed for this season:

Other things to consider:

  • Most huts are small and warm, with little ventilation.
  • The huts will not be cleaned to Centers for Disease Control (CDC) standards.
  • Recent CDC guidance states that 15 minutes is the longest people should stay in such indoor facilities with people outside their household.
  • Other indoor facilities may not be accessible, or open hours may be reduced.
  • One’s private vehicle may be the safest place to change clothes or warm up.
    • Visitors should have a full tank of gas for their winter outing.

Visit our COVID-19 page for more information on responsible recreation during the pandemic.