Salt Creek Summit Sno-Park

Area Status: Open
Salt Creek Summit Sno-Park toilet and information sign

The Salt Creek Summit Sno-Park is located adjacent to the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway (Forest Road 39) at the top of Salt Creek Summit. Popular with snowmobilers, snowshoers and Nordic skiiers, the facility has a vault toilet, large parking area and a winter maintenance facility. As a multi-use site, the snowmobile trails and cross country ski trails are maintained in partnership with the local clubs, the winter maintenance building is operated by Wallowa County, 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.

A printable information sheet is available by clicking on this link.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities, Toilets, Parking
Fees: An Oregon State Sno-Park permit is required to use this facility from November 1st- April 30th. No fee or pass required during other seasons.
Open Season: November
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. Motorized vehicles, bicycles, carts, hang glider and other mechanical equipment is prohibited in the Wilderness area.
Closest Towns: Joseph, Oregon (18 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From Enterprise, Oregon, travel south on Oregon State 82 for about 6.5 miles to Joseph, Oregon; In Joseph, turn left on Oregon State 350 travel east for about 8 miles; Turn right on Wallowa Mountain route - County road 806,for about 5 miles to the cattleguard/Forest boundary at which point the road becomes Forest Road 39 - Wallowa Mountain Loop Road (also known as the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway). Travel on Forest Road 39 for about 5 miles to Salt Creek Summit, The snow park entrance is located on the left side of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Cross country ski and snowshoe trails begin across the Forest Service road on the west side near the canal.


Snowmobile trails begin from the north and south of the Sno-park.


Fee charged for some activities: State Sno-park permit required in winter
Parking: Large paved lot for RVs, trailers and groups
Toilets: Vault toilet (accessible)

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