Clear Creek Sno-Park

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Large log snowshelter at Clear Creek SnoPark

Located next to Clear Creek in a mature ponderosa pine forest, the Clear Creek Sno-Park provides access to approximately 87 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and 19 miles of ungroomed cross-country ski trails (map). These snowmobile routes connect the south end of the Wallowa Mountains with the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area to the east. Six loops of cross-country ski trails are rated from easy to most difficult. A circular parking area surrounds the sno-park area which has 2 vaulted toilets and a three-sided log shelter with a picnic tables.

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 facility in the winter season.

The sno-park is a day-use site and overnight camping is not allowed as per 36 CFR 261.16 (e).

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Current Conditions
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: This site is not reservable.
Area Amenities: Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees An Oregon State Sno-Park permit is required to use this facility from November 1st- April 30th.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General rules of use and restrictions apply for this developed recreation site. All wilderness areas are closed to snowmobiles and other motorized use. Please respect all posted private land in the area.
Closest Towns: Halfway, Oregon (7 miles), Baker City, Oregon (61 miles)
Water: No
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine Ranger District or Whitman Ranger District

General Information


From Halfway, Oregon travel north the Cornucopia Highway (Main Street) to the Fish Lake Road and take a right; on the Fish Lake Road go 3.3 miles to the Clear Creek Road and turn left; following the turns travel 3.1 miles on the Clear Creek Road to the site. The entrance to the Sno-Park is on the right side of the road.

To get to Halfway from Baker City, Oregon travel north on Interstate 84 for about 1.5 miles; At exit 302 turn east on State Highway 86 and travel 54 miles to Halfway.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing



Picnic tables Inside picnic shelter
Toilets 2 vault toilets
Parking Loop parking for RV and trailers
Fee charged for some activities State Sno-park permit required for parking
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3720 feet