Press Release

December 08, 2022

Winter Recreation Program Announces New Sno-Park at Annette Lake

OLYMPIA – December 8, 2022 – The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Winter Recreation Program, along with U.S. Forest Service (USFS) partners at the Snoqualmie Ranger District, are excited to announce a new winter Sno-Park and access area at exit 47 on I-90 West of the summit of Snoqualmie.

Parking lot at new Sno-Park at Annette LakeAnnette Lake Sno-Park provides access to ungroomed marked trails for snow shoeing and backcountry skiing, along with easy access for family fun in the snow. Plowed parking for 40+ vehicles, a toilet, and winter kiosk information board are now available, along with education and enforcement services. A Sno-Park Permit is required to park at this location.

Seasonal or one-day Sno-Park permits can be purchased online on the Winter Recreation website or through a licensed vendor. Sno-Park Permits support continued access to recreational areas like Annette Lake and are required to park at all Washington Sno-Parks from December 1 through March 31 and may be required in November and April at land manager discretion.

Directions to Annette Lake Sno-Park:

Take exit 47 off I-90.

Turn right on NF 55 road.

Turn left on Asahel Curtis.

Continue 0.4 miles to parking area.

News media contact:

Ashley Seydel, Winter Recreation Communications Consultant,