Here are some reminders about parking at Pearrygin Lake State Park, courtesy of Assistant Ranger Bryan Alexander.
Winter activities include groomed trails for hiking, fat biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The park has converted from regular operations to Sno-Park at three access areas: the Lake Creek trailhead, West Campground and East Campground entrances.
A Non-Motorized Sno-Park permit is required for parking at any of the three areas from Dec. 1 through March 31, or as long as the snow lasts. Winter activities at Pearrygin Lake State Park are paid for through grant monies provided by the state’s Winter Recreation program. Those include grooming trails for multiple uses, plowing roads and clearing parking lots, education and enforcement, and providing sanitary facilities for the winter season.
There are two pass options:
• Daily Sno-Park/One-Day Discover Pass Combo – $30 per day ($20 for Sno-Park and $10 for one-day Discover Pass unless you are an annual Discover Pass holder). Valid for parking at any Sno-Park or Washington state park on the day selected. If using a daily Sno-Park Permit, a one-day or annual Discover Pass is also required when visiting Pearrygin Lake, Hyak, Crystal Springs, Easton Reload, Lake Easton, Lake Wenatchee, Mount Spokane, Fields Spring State Parks and DNR winter Recreation Trail Heads (Lily Lake, Rattlesnake or Ahtanum State Forest).
• Seasonal Non-Motorized Sno-Park Permit (Valid at all Sno-Parks) – $40 Per Day. This permit is valid for parking at non-motorized Sno-Parks used for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and other non-motorized winter recreation activities. This permit also may be used to park at a Snowmobile Sno-Park. Some Sno-Parks require a Special Groomed Sticker to be paired with the Seasonal Permit.
Vendors in the area are:
• Hank’s Harvest Foods, Twisp.
• Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation, 97 FS 4200 100 Road.
• Pardners Mini Market, Winthrop.
• Methow Cycle & Sport, Winthrop.
• Winthrop Mountain Sports, Winthrop.
• Pearrygin Lake State Park, 561 Bear Creek Rd., Winthrop.
Call 996-2370 for information.