Sno-Park: Smith Butte

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed
 

In a mature and varied forest setting interspersed with mountain meadows and geographic features, this park is near the Mt. Adams 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.

Note: Smith Butte Sno-Park is open intermittently as dictated by funds and snow pack.  There are no signed or groomed trails. This is a joint use facility for both motorized and non-motorized users.  Snowmobile use may occur on Aiken Lava Bed.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 3/30/2018: Road is no longer plowed to this Sno-Park.
Permit Info: A valid Washington State Sno-Park Permit is required December 1 to March 31.
  • Sno-park permits help pay for snow removal, trail grooming, sanitation facilities, mapping, trail signs, safety education, enforcement and program administration.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles are not allowed in nearby Mt. Adams Wilderness (above Aiken Lava Bed).
  • 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: Trout Lake, WA
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mt. Adams Ranger District

General Information

Directions:

From Stevenson, WA, take State Route 14 east for about 14 miles to Alt. Highway 141. Follow Highway 141 for about 23 miles to Trout Lake, WA. In Trout Lake, WA veer right and head north on Mt. Adams Recreation Road (at the gas station). Follow Mount Adams Road north then stay straight on Forest Road 82 and follow for about another 4 miles.


Accessibility:

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


Parking:

 Parking lot capacity is 25 vehicles.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Winter Sports

Hide detail HIDE

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Snowmobiling