Winter Sports

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A person on snowshoes travels a path through deep snow surrounded by snow covered trees

Winter fun can be found from every direction! Santiam Pass and Willamette Pass are the main winter recreation areas for winter sports on the forest. Activities radiate from the sno-parks in each area. You can find cross-county ski trails, snowmobile trails, and places for sledding and snow play.

Campgrounds: Shady Cove Campground on the Detroit Ranger District, Cougar Crossing Campground and Lookout Campground on the McKenzie River Ranger District, and to the south Indigo Springs Campground on Middle Fork Ranger District are open year-round.

Cabins (closed for 2020-2021): Warner Mountain Lookout and the Fish Lake Remount Depot Commissary Cabin and Hall House.

Winter shelters: There are also several winter shelters for use. Some of the shelters permit overnight stays; some are warming shelters only. 

MapWinter recreation map

Know Before You Go:

Winter recreation planning tips, conditions & resources

Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/willamette/recreation/wintersports