Edison Butte Sno-Park/Staging Area/Trailhead

Area Status: Open

This site is a large paved parking area, with ample room for large groups, RVs and trailers. There is a toilet located in the center of the parking area and an information kiosk with trail maps at the trailhead on the west side of the parking area.

There is also a warming hut in this area for skiers and snowshoers in the winter.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: 2023-2024 Winter Season: Deschutes National Forest recreation staff assessed the condition of the Edison Snow Shelter near Edison SnoPark and determined that the integrity of the structure has declined to the point it needs  to be closed for public safety this winter. The Edison Shelter is located thirteen miles west of Bend and approximately one mile from the Edison SnoPark along the Tesla Snowshoe Trail and Lightbulb Loop Nordic Ski Trail. Open snow shelters in the area include AC/DC, Kwolh and Sheridan Shelters. For questions, contact the Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District at (541) 383-5300.
Operational Hours: Visit our Deschutes National Forest SnoPark page for more information.
Permit Info: Sno-Park Permit required November 1 - April 30.
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet

General Information

General Notes:

For more information call Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District Office:

  • 541-383-4000


From Bend, OR: Travel 19 miles west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46), then 4 miles south on Forest Road 45.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


OHV Trail Riding

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

A nordic trail map of the area can be viewed here.


View a snowmobile area map here.

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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