Lava Lake Sno-Park

Area Status: Open

Located about four miles west of Santiam Junction on U.S. Highway 20, Lava Lake Sno-Park is lightly used. There are three loop routes open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers, and some shared use with snowmobile trails. The loops are mostly easy, but there are some challenging spots. One loop option takes you down to Lava Lake.

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
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Sweet Home, OR
Information Center: Sweet Home Ranger District
4431 Highway 20
Sweet Home, OR 97386

McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413

General Information

General Notes:

Snow level information: Santiam Junction Snotel


From Sweet Home, Oregon, travel east on Highway 20 for 44 miles to the junction with Lava Lake Road (Forest Service Road 2067).

Turn left onto Forest Service Road 2067.  The parking lot is on the left.

Recreation Map

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

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3400 Feet - 3500 Feet