Sno-Park: Lone Butte


Area Status: Closed
Photo of Lone Butte Sno-Park parking area with some snow.

In a mature and varied forest setting interspersed with mountain meadows and geographic features, this park is adjacent to Indian Heaven Wilderness. Here visitors will find access to trails leading to remote forest lakes, high-mountain elevations and some of the most spectacular country found anywhere.

This Sno-Park accesses 154 miles of groomed snowmobile trails outside of the Wilderness area. There are no ski trails at this Sno-Park. Amenities include a shelter with wood stove, a vault toilet and a paved parking lot with capacity for 50 vehicles.

For more information including grooming and plowing updates visit Washington State Parks winter recreation website: https://parks.state.wa.us/306/South-Cascades.

Lone Butte Sno-Park map (.pdf)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 4/01/2022: The Sno-Park is closed. In the winter for grooming and plowing updates visit Washington State Parks winter recreation website. Contact Mt. Adams Ranger District for local conditions (509) 395-3402. A Washington Sno-Park permit required December 1-March 31.
Permit Info: A valid Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required December 1 to March 31. Sno-Park permits are available to purchase online and also at Ashford Valley Grocery in Ashford, Trout Lake Grocery in Trout Lake and the Chelatchie Prairie General Store in Amboy.
  • Sno-park permits help pay for snow removal, trail grooming, sanitation facilities, mapping, trail signs, safety education, enforcement and program administration.
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are not allowed in the adjacent Indian Heaven Wilderness. Violations of 36 CFR 261 may result in confiscation of equipment, fines up to $5,000.00, and/or six months in jail.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt Adams Ranger District (509) 395-3400

General Information

Directions:

From Carson, Washington take Wind River Highway/Forest Road 30 north. Continue north on Forest Road 30 to the Sno-Park at the junction with Forest Road 32 on the left.


Accessibility:

This site is in a remote forest setting. The parking area is flat, but terrain will be difficult, especially in winter.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Warming Shelters 1

Snowmobiling

Warming Shelters 1

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.0443

  Longitude : 
-121.859

  Elevation : 
3160' - 3000'