Yes, the White Pass Scenic Byway, US Hwy 12, is a beautiful drive... But, the best reasons to visit the byway are for the things you can DO here, more than the things to SEE. From East to West, West to East, the byway offers World Class outdoor recreation year round!
Photo by Jack Moskovita
Winter Camping

Seventeen of the 46 campgrounds located on or near the Byway are open for the winter. There are literally hundreds of campsites just waiting for you during the off season. Winter camping is quickly becoming a favorite weekend getaway. No crowds, no competition for the perfect site, and plenty of peace and quiet. Heaters replace the sun for warmth, blankets are the order of the day, instead of swimsuits.
  • Exit 68: OAK RV 
  • Onalaska: Thousand Trails Resort
  • Salkum: Barrier Dam Campground
  • Lake Mayfield: Ike Kinswa State Park, Lake Mayfield Resort and Marina, Harmony Lakeside RV
  • Riffe Lake: Tacoma Power's Tiadnapam, and Mossyrock Park, Riffe Lake Campground
  • Morton: Gust Backstrom Park
  • Randle: Maple Grove, Tower Rock
  • Packwood: Packwood RV, Cascades Peaks
  • Silver Beach Resort
  • Rimrock Lake Resort
Remember!  January 21 is a fee-free day at Ike Kinswa State Park. Only day use fees are waived. 
Photo by Mahre Media
White Pass Ski Area

  • The Nordic Center is open Thursday thru Sunday and Holidays. New Fat bike tracks & Doggie Hour. 
  • Tubing is open weekends and holidays.
  • Night Skiing is on Saturdays through March 2 and MLK & Presidents Day weekend Sundays.
  • Yoga and Snowshoe Adventure: Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 16
  • NWAC Avalanche Awareness Workshop: Jan 12 and Feb 2. Pre-register here
  • Twilight Snowshoe Tour: Jan 19, Feb 2, 16, 23
  • Kevin's Twilight Ramble Snowshoe Tour: Jan 26
  • Girls with Grit Ski Workshop: Feb 2
  • Coug Day: Feb 9
  • Winter Carnival: Mar 2, 3
View the  Webcams and check out the slopes.
More Winter Sports!

Each winter, summer hiking trails transform to a winter hiker's wonderland. Extensive trail systems around Randle, Packwood, White Pass and Rimrock Lake area offer snowshoers countless opportunities to explore the peace and solitude of quiet forests draped with fresh blankets of snow. 

Please be aware of the limited services due to the US Government Shutdown. Exercise extreme caution and safety practices.
Washington State Parks continues to maintain both motorized and non motorized Sno-Parks in the area
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The White Pass Scenic Byway is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created for the purpose of public education and promotion of the byway's natural and cultural resources as well as enhancing the assets and resources located along the byway.
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