OLYMPIA – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced today that Squilchuck State Park will open for snow play beginning Saturday, Dec. 4.
Squilchuck State Park features a family friendly tube and sled hill, cross-country skiing and snow trails. The park is open 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sundays through February depending on snow conditions. The park is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. A Sno-Park permit is not required, however, donations are accepted.
Snow play includes:
• A 300-foot sledding hill (walk up only)
• The Kiddies’ Hill (next to the lodge)
• A four-mile snowshoe trail
• Cross-country skiing, traditional Nordic skiing (medium to expert difficulty level) trails are not groomed
• A warming area at the lower lodge
• Sleds and tubes are not available for rent. Visitors must bring their own sleds and tubes.
• Dogs must be on leash at all times
• Rubber and plastic sleds only (sleds with metal are not allowed)
• Snowboards are not permitted
• Alcohol is prohibited
For recorded information, call Wenatchee Confluence State Park (509) 664-6373. The recording is updated regularly.
Squilchuck State Park is a 288-acre park covered with forests of fir and ponderosa pine. The park sits below Mission Ridge at an elevation of 3,200 feet. The Squilchuck Lodge and group camp also may be reserved for day-use events for groups between May and October.
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission thanks the public for supporting state parks. Donations made to State Parks through the vehicle license tab renewal program will keep state parks open in the 2009-2011 budget cycle, provided adequate revenues are collected. The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 97-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
Washington State Parks is now on Twitter for general park news at WaStatePks_NEWS, Winter Recreation updates at WaStatePks_WNTR and YouTube at WashingtonStateParks.Research Campgrounds, Plan RV Safe Routes & Turn your phone into an RV GPS.
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