New Sno-Park opening near Cle Elum

A grand opening celebration for the new Evergreen Sno-Park is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 1, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced this week.

The new Sno-Park area is located near Cle Elum and will include a chili feed for $5.

Evergreen Sno-Park is located at 2,200 feet above sea level and offers access to 100 miles of groomed trails. There is room for up to 25 vehicles with trailers. At two acres, plans call for the Sno-Park to eventually expand to five acres.

There isn’t likely to be any significant snow in time for the celebration. The state’s Sno-Park system opens for the season on Dec. 1.

To get to Evergreen Sno-Park take Exit 84 off of Interstate 90 and turn right on E. Russ Street. Turn left on First Street then left on Stafford Street which becomes South Cle Elum Road. Go 0.8 miles to Madison Street and turn right; go one block and turn left on Sixth Street which turns into Westside Road. Drive 3.8 miles then turn left on Woods and Steele Road. At All Seasons Drive, turn left and drive 0.7 miles to the Sno-Park.