Recreation alert: Avoid getting stymied by seasonal closures

Ahtanum
There are 67 miles of groomed snow trails in the Ahtanum Winter Recreation Area waiting to be explored. Photo /DNR.

Planning your winter recreation trips? Before you pack hot cocoa and layer on coats and jackets, remember to check for seasonal closures. As the weather turns colder and snow begins to fall, DNR recreation sites can close with little warning.

Check our website so a fun day in the snow doesn’t get cut off early. Take the time right now to bookmark our state trust lands and natural area pages. From these pages you can quickly get to detailed information for all our recreation sites.

Lots of landscapes with year-round access
Want to enjoy recreation on DNR-managed lands year-round? Head to the Olympic Peninsula, the Elbe Hills ORV Area, Walker Valley ORV Area, Tahuya State Forest, and the Tiger Mountain State Forest, among others. Newly open to winter recreation are also several sites on Cypress Island. For other ideas, visit our statewide interactive recreation map.

For more information about recreation on DNR-managed lands, visit our website.

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