The Squilchuck State Park is a two hundred and fifty-acre, pine-forested paradise near Wenatchee in the state of Washington. The park, which is overshadowed by Mission Ridge, has four miles of hiking trails, ten miles of cycle trails and is a popular place for bird watching. During the winter, weather permitting, activities such as snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and Nordic skiing can be enjoyed on the park's trails.
Visitors arriving by vehicle to this Washington state park are required to purchase a permit called a Discover Pass. A day pass costs $10 and an annual pass $30. While many of the Washington state parks have automated pay stations where either of the passes can be purchased, Squilchuck is not one of them and so prospective visitors are required to pre-purchase their pass from the Discover Pass website.
The pass permits the holder access to all Washington state parks and is transferable between two different vehicles. The Squilchuck State Park does welcome pet owners who would like to spend some outdoor time with their dog. Sadly, pups must be kept leashed the whole time they are within the park boundaries, and there is no designated off-leash area for them.
Although pups would probably prefer to explore the hillsides and meadow areas without the restriction of a leash, they can't, but being out there is still an exciting adventure for them. Pet parents are requested to make sure that they and their fur buddy respect the park's flora and fauna at all times.
Picking flowers, gathering wood, or feeding the wildlife is prohibited. The one thing which can be gathered and taken away with no problem whatsoever is all dog excrement. Owners hiking the trails should make sure they have sufficient poop bags to cover all eventualities during their day out, bag it, and keep it with them until they encounter a suitable receptacle for its disposal.