Making the Most of a Strange Season
Getting oudoors is just about the best way we know to find peace and joy when we are weighed down with the winter blues.
How Do You Recreate Responsibly?Know before you go. Visit this website for current park conditions and availability of restrooms and other facilities. Make a plan, bring the 10 Essentials, and if you are sick, stay home.
Keep it close. Follow the state and county orders governing the open status of the area you’re considering visiting. The National Park Service is working closely with governors and state and local health departments as we increase access and services across the national park system.
Keep your distance. Recreate with the people in your household. Follow the CDC's social distancing guidelines and stay at least six feet away from other people. Wear a mask when you are near others--and always inside park buildings.
Know your limits. Consider postponing challenging hikes or trying new activities while first responders, parks and communities continue to concentrate on responding to the pandemic.
Keep it with you. If you brought it, take it with you. Trash collection and restroom facilities will continue to be limited in many park areas.
What's Open at Hurricane Ridge Today?
Remember, all the dates below are weather permitting! When snow, ice, or avalanche conditions make it unsafe to open the road, the gate will remain locked and no facilities or services will open at Hurricane Ridge that day. We make these decisions based on the conditions each morning, so once you've checked this calendar, make sure to also call 360-565-3131 or check the @HRWinterAccess twitter. And if the Hurricane Ridge road is open, remember that all vehicles must carry tire chains - yes, even those with 4-wheel drive!
Last updated: February 4, 2021