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East Hatcher Pass Management Area closed to snowmobiles

(Palmer, AK) – The Mat-Su Area Office of Alaska State Parks announces as of Friday, February 28, the east side of Hatcher Pass will be closed to snowmobiles.  Temperature inversions over the last three days have resulted in consistently above-freezing weather.  As a result, the degraded snow conditions are no longer sufficient to protect underlying vegetation.

The west side of Hatcher Pass including that portion of Summit Lake State Recreation Site west of the pass will remain open to snowmobiles; however, conditions are considered poor on that side as well. 

Please remember that snowmobiles must be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles to legally operate on public land.

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