Washington State Parks invites the public to enjoy guided snowshoe hikes this winter at Lake Easton State Park, located off I-90 between North Bend and Ellensburg. The Park offers basic snowshoeing terrain, enthusiastic park guides and beautiful views. Lake Easton interpretive staff will lead hikes up to 2 miles long on moderate terrain. These 90-minute snowshoe hikes are family-friendly and accessible to beginners. Guides will share tidbits on natural history, snowshoeing basics and safety information along the way. Park staff will cap group size at 10 people, per current health restrictions. If snow is not sufficient for snowshoeing, a boot hike will be offered. Cancellations may occur due to road closures or other winter access issues. Participants must wear face coverings and practice social distancing with people outside their household during the hikes. The guided hikes are free, but Sno-Park permits are required to park (either a Daily Sno-Park Permit Or Seasonal Sno-Park Permit and Groomed Trail Sticker). 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. Reservations are required, but snowshoers without reservations will be accepted if spots are open. Hikes are scheduled on weekends at 11AM and 1PM, from January 16 through February 28. For more information and to reserve a spot, please call (509) 925-1943. More info about these hikes: https://parks.state.wa.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=669 and the Washington State Parks newsroom.
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