Learn about natural history, snowshoe basics and snow safety this winter
OLYMPIA – Nov. 29, 2018 – Washington State Parks invites the public to participate in family-friendly, guided snowshoe hikes this winter at Lake Easton State Park, just 17 miles east of Snoqualmie Summit.
Snowshoe hikes start promptly at 12:30 p.m. on the following dates:
- Dec. 15, 19 and 26
- Jan. 1, 12, 13 and 26, 27
- Feb. 9, 10 and 23, 24
Meet at the Lake Easton State Park day use area, 150 Lake Easton State Park Road, Easton. (Driving directions.)
Snowshoers should arrive early enough to prepare for the 12:30 p.m. departure. Bring snowshoes, poles, layered clothing, boots and water.
Hikes will be about 3 miles on moderate terrain and last approximately two-and-a-half hours. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Guides will share tidbits on natural history, snowshoeing basics and safety information during the hikes.
For more information about the snowshoe hikes, call (509) 925-1943. Participants should call after 9 a.m. on the day of the hike for status updates. Cancellations may occur due to road closures or other winter access issues.
Parking permits, passes required:
- Daily Sno-Park Permit and Discover Pass (daily or annual)
- Seasonal Sno-Park Permit and Groomed Trail Sticker
A Discover Pass is not required on Jan. 1, a State Parks free day.
For more information about Sno-Park permits and groomed trail stickers and how to purchase these, visit the Washington State Parks Winter Recreation web page: parks.state.wa.us/Winter
About Lake Easton State Park
Lake Easton State Park is a forested, 697-acre camping park with 24,000 feet of freshwater access on the shores of Lake Easton and mid-state access to the Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail in the Cascade Mountain foothills. For more information, visit: parks.state.wa.us/532/Lake-Easton
News media contacts:
Laura Busby, Parks Interpretive Specialist, (509) 925-1943
Toni Droscher, Communications Office, (360) 902-8604
About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.
News release number: 18-076