Encore! Encore! Second Ahtanum winter recreation event on February 15 &16

Snowmobiler heads out on the Ahtanum Winter Trails during January's Winter Recreation Event. Photo: Ken Dean, DNR.
Snowmobiler heads out on the Ahtanum Winter Trails during January’s Winter Recreation Event. Photo: Ken Dean, DNR.

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) would like to invite you to Ahtanum State Forest near Yakima on February 15 and 16 to learn about winter recreation opportunities. DNR received such positive feedback from the first event held on January 18 & 19, that recreation managers have schedule this second event. Check out photos from the first event.

The recreation managers hosting the event will be available to answer your winter recreation questions. They will also have maps and can help you find the best adventure for your group.  Snowmobilers will find lots of resources on opportunities and safety precautions when using groomed trails.

Snacks, hot beverages, and a warm fire will be available to warm you up if you decide to go try out the trails. This will also be a great opportunity to meet others who enjoy winter sports.

Event Details

When:   February 15 & 16
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Ahtanum State Forest in the Whites Ridge Parking lot (map).

Directions: From Interstate 82, take exit 36 (Union Gap/Valley Mall Blvd). Turn onto E Valley Mall Blvd, continue straight for 2 miles through the stop light and past Costco. Turn left onto S 3rd St and go to the stop sign. Turn right onto Ahtanum Rd, continue for 13 miles. Turn slight right onto North Fork Ahtanum Rd, continue for 10 miles. Once you enter the Ahtanum State Forest follow directional signs to the Whites Ridge parking lot.

Don’t forget your Discover Pass, your ticket to millions of acres of recreation opportunities on Washington state-managed recreation lands.

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