Waldo Lake Sno-Park
This site is fairly popular with snowmobile enthusiasts, but parking is limited. Skiers may want to use the Gold Lake Sno-park instead and access Waldo Lake Road by skiing up Gold Lake Road to Gold Lake Trail. Two miles up Gold Lake Trail, Fuji Mountain Trail leads west to Waldo Lake Road. Waldo Lake Road is a shared snowmobile/ski route, but snowmobiles are not permitted on other nordic trails in this area. A fit and well-prepared skier may choose to travel approximately 8 miles out the road to the Betty Lake Trail, the Twins and the South Waldo Shelter (three-sided with a wood stove and wooden bed.)
Know Before You Go in Winter: Tips on how to plan ahead and prepare for your trip to ensure the best possible time for you and others who will be sharing the snow with you.
At a Glance
|Permit Info:||Sno-Park Permit Required|
|Closest Towns:||Oakridge, OR|
|Information Center:||Middle Fork Ranger District
46375 Highway 58
Westfir, OR 97492
Waldo Lake Sno-park is located at the beginning of Waldo Lake Road (FS Rd 5897) 3.5 miles west of Willamette Pass and 23 miles east of Oakridge, OR at milepost 59 on Oregon Highway 58.
The snow park itself is only 200’ above Salt Creek Falls, but you gain elevation quickly on the road and are soon at an elevation similar to Cascade Summit.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
XC Skiing/SnowshoeingRecreation areas with activity XC Skiing/Snowshoeing:
SnowmobilingRecreation areas with activity Snowmobiling:
This site is fairly popular with snowmobile enthusiasts, but parking is limited.
Waldo Lake Road is a shared snowmobile/ski route, but snowmobiles are not permitted on other nordic trails in this area.
Alerts & Warnings
- FIRE CLOSURES: Lookout, Bedrock, Cedar Creek, Beachie Creek & Lionshead
- Fall Pile Burning and Prescribed Fire Planned
- Portion of McKenzie River Trail closed; trail detour in place
- Christmas Tree Permits Available Now; 6th Annual Ornament Hunt Nov. 17-Dec. 31
- Forest Road 46 open from Detroit to Estacada