February 2 - February 10, 2023
Winter Trail Highlights
- Almost all Sno-Parks on the Forest have adequate snow for winter recreation. Recent warm afternoons and cold nights have created hardpack snow with potentially fast, icy conditions. Windstorms earlier in the winter have brought down scores of trees across the Forest, and trail users may encounter downfall.
- Expect heavy crowds at all developed recreation sites on holidays and weekends. Have flexibility in your plans, as many sites are filling beyond capacity and there may not be a place to park. DO NOT PARK in an illegal or unsafe location.
- Almost all summer trails have at least some snow and many are muddy. See inside for more details.
- Many area roads are closed through April 1st including the Tumalo Winter Range and those that serve as winter trails. Use a map or smart phone app to make sure you know where you are.
- All of the temporary signs in the Dutchman-Moon Mountain area have been installed. However, many closure boundaries are unmarked. It is the visitor’s responsibility to know where they are.
- Sno-Park permits are now required in designated Sno-Parks. Funds from permit sales are used by ODOT to plow and remove snow from Sno-Park parking areas.
- Through April 30th, dogs are prohibited on the north side of Cascade Lakes Highway, including Meissner, Swampy, Vista and Dutchman Sno-Parks.