USFS waives day-use fees
The Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service will be waiving recreation fees at most day-use sites on lands managed by the agency on Saturday (Sept. 23) in honor of National Public Lands Day. Fees will be waived for several picnic areas, boat launches, trailheads, and visitor centers. Regular fees for camping, cabin rentals, heritage expeditions, and other permits will still apply.Participation by concession-operated sites may vary, so visitors are encouraged to check with their local Forest Service office for more information.
Sign up for winter at the Rink
Thinking about ice yet? It’s not too soon. Registration for winter programs at the Winthrop Rink is now underway.
Offerings include youth hockey, a girls’ development program for ages 13 and up, learn-to-skate sessions for ages 5 and up, learn-to-play hockey sessions for ages 5 and up, and the Methow Hockey League for adult players.
Season passes are also available that allow access to all public skating periods and other events. All season passes come with a complimentary Tri-Winter Pass (one free day pass to each of the Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Methow Trails Nordic ski trails and Winthrop Rink skate session).
For information, visit https://winthroprink.org.