Sno-Park permit prices to increase
The Washington State Parks Winter Recreation Program announced that the price of Sno-Park permits will increase when they go on sale again Nov. 1 – the first increase since 2009.
According to a Washington Parks press release, the price increases reflect the rising costs of Sno-Park operations, which include trail grooming, plowing, clearing lots and roads, bathroom maintenance, fuel, staffing and replacement of aging equipment.
The Sno-Park permit fees for the 2021-22 season are:
• Seasonal permit – $50 (up from $40).
• Annual snowmobile permit – $50 (up from $40).
• Special Groomed Trail Sticker – $70 (up from $40).
• Daily Sno Park permit – $25 (up from $20).
The Discover Pass is not needed for parking at Sno-Parks.
Free park days
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two free days at state parks next month, on April 3 and April 22. On free days, visitors do not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking. The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required on WDFW and DNR lands.