These Sno-Parks are located on US 97 north from Cle Elum. 


Swauk Campground is non-motorized only, marked trails connect with Pipe Creek and Blewett Pass.


Pipe Creek is also non-motorized only and located in-between Swauk Campground and Blewett Pass.


Blewett Pass parking is shared with motorized.  This Sno-Park underwent some renovations recently and there is a parking plan.  Please be considerate and park according to the posted signs.

Blewett Pass

Pipe Creek

Swauk Campground Sno-Parks

Pass needed: Seasonal Sno-Park permit or a day pass.  See permit info here.

*Parking spaces, Pipe Creek - 20, Swauk - 25, Blewett - 30


*Ungroomed for non-motorized.  Snow play, snow shoe, backcountry skiing.  Voluntary non-motorized areas.  Groomed snowmobile trails.


*Sno-Park managed by USFS, Cle Elum Ranger District

*For local conditions: (509) 852-1100

Blewett Pass has wonderful backcountry options due to drier snow and less crowding.  Snowshoeing is very popular at Swauk Campground and Pipe Creek along with plenty of parking and solitude.  The County Line road on the north side of the highway has wonderful ski touring options and outstanding views of the Enchantment range.


Skiing south out of Blewett Pass has many marked trails open only to muscle power, but the 9716 road is groomed by snowmobile funds.


Cle Elum has many excellent places to eat and grab some coffee.  Head on over.

USFS will not be leading snowshoe trips winter 2021.

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