Sno-Park: Lone Butte

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

In a mature and varied forest setting interspersed with mountain meadows and geographic features, this park is near the Indian Heaven Wilderness. Here visitors will find access to trails leading to remote forest lakes, high-mountain elevations and some of the most spectacular country found anywhere.

This Sno-park accesses 154 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. There are no ski trails at this Sno-Park. Amenities include a shelter with wood stove, a vault toilet and a paved parking lot with a 50 vehicle capacity.


PLEASE NOTE: The following plan will be implemented as long as funding lasts:

  • Old Man Pass Sno-Park (located on west side of the Wind River Highway) will not be plowed and no maintenance of facilities provided.
  • Old Man Pass Tubing Hill will be maintained.  The parking lot will be plowed.
  • Koshko and McClellan Meadows will be maintained for non-motorized access.
  • Lone Butte will be maintained for motorized and non-motorized access.
  • Rush Creek will not be plowed and no maintenance of facilities provided.
  • Government Mineral Springs will be maintained.

Plowing information can also be found at

Contact any of the following with questions or concerns:

Mt Adams Ranger Station: 509-395-3400

Mt St Helens Ranger Station: (360) 449-7800

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 02/19/2015: No snow at Lone Butte Sno-Park. FR 30 to Lone Butte Sno-Park has been plowed. See the Washington State Snowmobile SnoParks site or Non-Motorized SnoParks site for Mt. Adams area (South Cascades)which has maps and information about groomed trails and other updates. Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required on all vehicles parked at Sno-Parks and immediate access roads from December 1st to March 31st.
Fees A valid Washington State Sno-Park Pass is required for each vehicle December 1 to March 31. PLEASE NOTE: Oregon and Idaho Sno-Park Passes are no longer valid as the states ended their reciprocity agreement.
Permit Info: Washington State Sno-Park permits: Sno-Park permits are available to purchase in Trout Lake, WA at the Mt. Adams Ranger Station and Trout Lake Grocery; in Carson, WA at the Wind River Market; in Stevenson, WA at the Home Valley Store and Main Street Convenience Store; in Vancouver WA at the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Headquarters, or by mail from Washington State Parks, Winter Recreation Program, 1111 Israel Road S.W., Olympia, WA 98504. Learn more at Sno-park permits help pay for snow removal, trail grooming, sanitation facilities, mapping, trail signs, safety education, enforcement and program administration.
Open Season: Dec. 1
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are not allowed in the adjacent Indian Heaven Wilderness. Violations of 36 CFR 261 may result in confiscation of equipment, fines up to $5,000.00, and/or six months in jail.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. St. Helens Surrounding Area

General Information


From State Route 14 take Wind River Highway/FR 30. Sno-Park is along Forest Road 30 at the junction with FR 32.


This site is in a remote forest setting. The parking area is flat, but terrain will be difficult, especially in winter.

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