Using Parks in the Off Season

Off-Season Day Use

Looking to visit for the day, maybe for some snowshoeing or some sledding? You are welcome to enter the parks for day use anytime, just keep in mind the following:

  • Please park only in a manner that allows access by others and please drive only on established roadways or parking areas.
  • Water supply, restroom or refuse removal services or facilities are closed for the season.
  • Leave No Trace: Carry In/CarryOut
  • Have a plan. Snow plowing arrangements vary by location. Be prepared to dig yourselves out in the event of inclement weather.
  • While hunting is not permitted in developed recreation areas like state parks during the regular operating season, hunting is allowed on most state lands in the parks off-season
  • Access is free of charge.
  • Park staff are only present sporadically during the off season. We invite you to be our "eyes and ears" by please reporting to after your visit anything you notice or discover amiss or out of the ordinary (vandalism, break-ins, inappropriate facility use, etc.).

Off-Season Parking Access (pdf)
Favorite Parks for Winter Activities
Snowmobiles & ATVs