Potato Hill Sno-Park

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located 2 miles east of the Highway 22 junction, adjacent to Highways 20/126. Hash Brown Loop connects with the Nash Potato Trail, offering a shuttle opportunity between Potato Hill and Little Nash Sno-Park.

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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

Current Conditions: McKenzie River Ranger District: Sno-Park is open November 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019. A Sno-Park permit is required. Amount of Snow: 4'5"-5' General Conditions: The snow pack at Potato Hill Sno-Park is currently described as a few feet of condensing powder turning into a nice pack. A light crust from a sun event early Tuesday is about 6” below the surface. More powder will fall on top over the coming days. The wind continues to push things around. Current Hazards: Watch out for subsurface snow hazards. There are still many areas with rocks exposed. Be very careful when traveling off trail.
Permit Info: Sno-Park Permit Required
Open Season: November 1 - April 30
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge, OR
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy
McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413

General Information

General Notes:

Snow level information: Santiam Junction Snotel


From McKenzie Bridge, OR, drive 32 miles northeast on Highway 126.  

East of Santiam Junction, before reaching Lost Lake, turn right to go south into Potato Hill Sno-Park at the entrance to Forest Road 890. 


Pulling into and out of the lot can be dangerous, especially if you are crossing traffic to do so. Try to avoid crossing traffic at this area if possible. Watch for pedestrians in the sno-park.

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