Ray Benson Sno-Park


The Ray Benson Sno-Park provides access to multiple ski and snowmobile trails on the Willamette National Forest as well as ski and snowmobile trails on the Deschutes National Forest.

The trail systems access three warming shelters on the Deschutes National Forest; Brandenburg Butte, Island Junction and North Blowout.


  • Two restrooms
  • Warming hut
  • Orientation maps
  • Staging area with snub posts for sled dogs

Concessions and telephone are located nearby at Hoodoo Ski Area.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Sno-Park Permit Required
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge
Restroom: Two restrooms
Information Center:

General Information


Located just south of Santiam Pass on Big Lake Road, 32 miles northeast of McKenzie Bridge.

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Winter Sports

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Recreation areas with activity Mushing/Skijoring:

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation areas with activity XC Skiing/Snowshoeing:


Recreation areas with activity Snowmobiling: