White River West Sno-Park

Area Status: Open
White River Sno-Park parking lot, full of cars, with a snowy Mt. Hood in the background.

White River Sno-Park is a popular winter destination on the Forest, especially on weekends and after fresh snow! Due to the sno-park's stunning view of Mt. Hood and its proximity to Portland, this area is a family favorite.

Sno-park provides access to ungroomed backcountry ski trails.

Parking at White River often fills quickly, slowing traffic in the area. Use caution. If the lot is full, please do not stop to wait or park along the highway or along entryways. This is unsafe and illegal. Parking has space for 200 vehicles. Trailer parking available.

Visitors asked to use caution when sledding on a low snowpack year; be aware of exposed rocks and other obstacles. When choosing an area to sled, make sure you are well away from the river. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions:
  • Read the Winter Conditions Report for the latest update.
  • Sno-park parking lots can be very icy. Use traction tires/chains during winter weather. Check roads conditions at TripCheck.com.
  • Do not block roadway or other vehicles, or risk being ticketed or towed.
  • Oregon Sno-Park Permit is required at White River Sno-Parks. Permit vendors may charge an additional service fee.
    • Annual Permit: $25
    • 3-day Permit: $9
    • 1-day Permit: $4 
Permit Info:   Oregon Sno-Park permit is required in designated sno-parks from November 1 through April 30.  Permits are sold in DMV field offices and by permit sales agents at various locations like winter resorts, sporting goods stores and other retail outlets.
Open Season: November
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Winter
  • Dumping sleds or trash is prohibited. Pack out everything you've packed in, including broken sleds or popped tubes. 
  • Do not park along highway. This is unsafe and illegal.
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (3)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District: (541) 352-6002

General Information


White River West Sno Park is located on Oregon Highway 35 approximately 4 miles north of US Highway 26.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Access to un-groomed backcountry ski trails.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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4200 ft.