Sno-Park: McClellan Meadows

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 25 miles of cross-country ski trails (both groomed/marked and ungroomed/marked); no snowmobile trails. Parking lot has a 25 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.
  • Rush Creek will not be plowed and no maintenance of facilities provided.
  • Lone Butte will be maintained for motorized and non-motorized access. 
  • Government Mineral Springs will be maintained.

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 McClellan Sno-Park. 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. A 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 PLEASE NOTE: Oregon and Idaho Sno-Park Passes are no longer valid as the states ended their reciprocity agreement.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 recreation is prohibited on ski trails.
Closest Towns: Carson, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information


From State Route 14 (near Carson, Washington) take the Wind River Highway/FR 30. The Sno-Park is at the junction of Forest Roads 30 and 3053.


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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