Meissner Sno-Park/Trailhead

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Formerly known as the Tangent area, the sno-park was renamed in memory Virginia Meissner, who taught cross-country skiing in Central Oregon for many years. She also wrote several books on hiking and skiing in the Cascades. This sno-park is one of the most popular winter recreation sites in Central Oregon. Summer usage is light with road access to many popular bike trails.

There are restroom facilities at this site.

Access a map of the nordic trails here.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Sno-Park Permit required November 1 - April 30.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Area closed to dogs November 1 - May 1. Closed to snowmobiles. The Bend Municipal Watershed is closed to dogs, bikes, horses, snowmobiles, camping and all fires.
Water: No
Restroom: Toilet

General Information

Directions:

From Bend,OR: Travel west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46) approximately15 miles.


General Notes:

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

  • 541-383-4000

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Many of the trails in the Meissner Area are groomed by Meissner Nordic/TLC, which also provides information and amenities to nordic skiers most weekends and some weekdays throughout the winter.

 

Warming Shelters Six shelters are within a few miles of the sno-park. 

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.98420

  Longitude : 
-121.52728

  Elevation : 
5400

 



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