Catherine Summit Sno-Park

  

Trucks in a large parking area for Catherine Summit Snowpark

The Catherine Summit Sno-Park is a large winter trailhead located off Highway 203. Popular with snowmobilers, snowshoers and Nordic skiers, the facility has vault toilet and ski and riding area map. As a multi-use facility, the snowmobile trails are maintained in partnership with the local clubs, and the Sno-Park is plowed under an agreement with the Oregon Department of Transporation. A State Sno-Park permit is required to use this day-use facility in the winter season.
 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This designated day-use site is open for use from 6 am to 10 pm, and overnight camping is not allowed as per 36 CFR 261.16 (e).
Reservations: No reservations are needed for this site
Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities,Toilets,Parking
Fees An Oregon State Sno-Park permit is required to use this facility in the winter season.
Open Season: November
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site.
 
Closest Towns: La Grande, Oregon (28 miles); Baker City, Oregon (32 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

From La Grande, travel south on Highway 203 for 14 miles towards Union, Oregon; In Union turn left on E.Beakman Street and follow signs for Highway 203 (also known as Medical Springs Highway); Follow Highway 203 for 14 miles going past Catherine Creek State Park to top of Catherine Summit; Site is on right side of highway.


Directions:

In La Grande, Oregon travel south on Highway 203 for 14 miles towards Union, Oregon; in Union turn left on East Beakman St. and follows sign to continue on Highway 203 (also known as Medical Springs Highway); travel on Highway 203 for 14 miles going past Catherine Creek State Park to top of Catherine Summit; site is on the right side of the road.


Directions:

From La Grande, Oregon travel south on Highway 203 for 14 miles towards Union, Oregon; in Union turn left on East Beakman St. and follow the signs to continue on Highway 203 (also known as Medical Springs Highway); From Union travel on Highway 203 for 14 more miles going past Catherine Creek State Park to the top of Catherine Summit; The site is on the right side of the road.

From Baker City, Oregon travel north on Interstate 84 for 5 miles to exit 282 (State Highway 203- Medical Springs Hihgway); Turn right on Highway 203 and go 24.5 miles to to the top of Catherine Summit; The site is on the left side of the road.


Directions:

From La Grande, Oregon head south on Highway 203 towards Union, Oregon and travel about 14 miles; in Union turn left on E. Beakman and follow signs to continue on Highway 203 (also known as the Medical Springs Highway); travel for 14 miles to the top of Catherine Summit; Site is on the right


General Notes:

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Winter Sports

Hide detail HIDE

Snowmobiling

Designated and groomed snowmobile trails leave from east and west side (across Highway 203) from the Sno-Park.

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Designated cross country ski and snowshoe trails begin from west side of the Sno-Park.
 

General Info:

Directions

From La Grande, travel south on Highway 203 for 14 miles towards Union, Oregon; In Union turn left on E.Beakman Street and follow signs for Highway 203 (also known as Medical Springs Highway); Follow Highway 203 for 14 miles going past Catherine Creek State Park to top of Catherine Summit; Site is on right side of highway.


Directions

In La Grande, Oregon travel south on Highway 203 for 14 miles towards Union, Oregon; in Union turn left on East Beakman St. and follows sign to continue on Highway 203 (also known as Medical Springs Highway); travel on Highway 203 for 14 miles going past Catherine Creek State Park to top of Catherine Summit; site is on the right side of the road.


Directions

From La Grande, Oregon head south on Highway 203 towards Union, Oregon and travel about 14 miles; in Union turn left on E. Beakman and follow signs to continue on Highway 203 (also known as the Medical Springs Highway); travel for 14 miles to the top of Catherine Summit; Site is on the right


General Notes

Amenities

Toilets Vault toilet
Parking Trailer and RV parking; plowed in winter months
Fee charged for some activities State Sno-park required in winter
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.09730411610949

  Longitude : 
-117.6704411872345

  Elevation : 
4150 feet