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

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

Snowmobiling

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

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