(a) Snowmobiles. After consideration of existing special situations, i.e., depth of snow, and depending
on local weather conditions, and subject to any and all restrictions or prohibitions
further imposed by the State of Washington on Highway 20, the superintendent may designate
as open to the use of snowmobiles the following locations within the Ross Lake National
(1) State Highway 20, that portion normally closed to motor vehicles during the winter
(2) The Hozomeen entrance road from the U.S./Canadian border to the end of the road at
(3) Access and circulatory roads in the Hozomeen developed area normally open to public
motor vehicle use.
(4) The Thornton Lake Road from State Highway 20 to Thornton Lake Trailhead parking area.
(5) The Damnation Creek Road from its junction with the Thornton Lake Road to the North
Cascades National Park boundary.
(6) The Newhalem Creek Road from State Highway 20 to its junction with the down-river
road on the south side of the Skagit River.
(7) The down-river road on the south side of the Skagit River from its junction with
the Newhalem Creek Road to the end of the road across the Skagit River from the mouth
of Sky Creek.
(b) Aircraft. The operation of aircraft is allowed on the entire water surface of Diablo Lake
and Ross Lake, except that operating an aircraft under power on water surface areas
within 1,000 feet of Diablo Dam or Ross Dam or on those posted as closed for fish
spawning is prohibited.
(c) Weapons. The following location is designated for target practice between the hours of sunrise
and sunset, subject to all applicable Federal, State, and local laws: in the SE
1/4 of sec. 19, and the NE 1/4 of sec. 30, T. 37 N., R. 12 E., WM, approximately 200 yards northwest of State Route
20 near mile marker 119, the area known as the Newhalem rifle range.
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