Highway 108 Sno-Park
California State Highway 108 traverses over Sonora Pass in the Sierra Nevada mountain range at an elevation of 9,628 feet and is subject to winter closure at Highway 108 Sno-Park. This parking lot is for winter enthusiasts such as, snowmobilers accessing the legal over-snow vehicle use areas, and other users accessing the Highway 108 for winter recreation.
Sno-Park permits are required for parking $15 a day, or $40 for a season pass. Passes can be purchased online or in person at the following locations: Rich and Sal’s Sport Shop, Strawberry Store and Pinecrest Market. The Highway 108 Sno-Park has 62 parking stall for vehicles with trailers (37 are pull-through stalls). Sno-Park has a two vault toilets restroom and information boards. From Sno-Park, Kennedy Meadows is 18.5 miles one-way and is groomed on a regular basis during the winter months, conditions permitting.
The road/trail beyond Kennedy Meadows and up to Sonora Pass is NOT groomed. There are steep climbing slopes and narrow chutes beyond the Kennedy Meadows Road turnoff. Snowmachine operators will find several avalanche chutes near Chipmunk Flat, and portions beyond may be impassable to inexperienced snowmobilers. Ensure avalanche safety gear is carried at all times. For avalanche advisory information please visit the Sierra Avalanche Center website.
Please respect the Wilderness Areas on each side of Highway 108, and ride your machine on designated routes and in permitted areas. Maps are available at the Summit Ranger District Office or dowload a Geomarked PDF by clicking here: Over Snow Vehicle Use Map.
Check the current snow depth here: Snow Depth Map
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Summit Ranger District (HWY 108) Check the current snow depth here: Snow Depth Map|
|Fees:||California State Parks Sno-Park permits are required when parking in the Highway 108 Sno-Park parking lot. Permits may be purchased for $15 a day, or $40 for a season pass. As of December 01, 2022, permits can be purchased in person at Rich and Sal's Sport Shop located in the Pinecrest Commercial Center adjacent to Pinecrest Lake. Permits can also be purchased online at the California State Parks website.|
|Open Season:||November 1 - May 30|
|Restrictions:||California State Parks Sno-Park permits are required when parking in the Highway 108 Sno-Park parking lot.|
|Water:||No Potable Water|
|Operated By:||Forest Service, in partnership with CA State Parks OHMVR|
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