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Sno-Parks in the National Forest

NOTE: As with any area within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, you need to know the conditions of the area before you go! Check in at the Cowlitz Valley Ranger District office in Randle during their normal hours of operation for the latest up-to-date information. Info is also posted on the areas' specific web pages as updates warrant, which are linked to below.

Johnson Creek Sno-Park
Located close to Mount Adams, this Sno-Park traverses portions of the Goat Rocks Wilderness. Views on the trails leading out from the Sno-Park are gorgeous especially on clear days! This park is best for snowmobiling, with trails groomed throughout the winter.

More: Google Map / Information

Orr Creek Sno-Park
Out and away from the beaten path, the Orr Creek Sno-Park offers prime access to a trail system groomed especially for snowmobiling. (NOTE: This Sno-Park is closed for the winter of 2016-17 due to the washout on Forest Road 23.)

More: Google Map / Information

Skate Creek Sno-Park
This Sno-Park offers access to groomed snowmobile trails just outside of Packwood, but can be hit or miss depending on how much snow has fallen. Check their information site often.

More: Google Map / Information

Wakepish Sno-Park
From lakes to vistas, the views are varied, vast and beautiful in this remote section of the Gifford Pinchot near the intersection of Forest Roads 25 and 99. This Sno-Park is a good point of origin for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling with views of beautiful Mount St. Helens to the south and Mount Adams to the east. A warming shelter is located on site.

More: Google Map / Information

NOTE: As a reminder, a Washington State Sno-Park Permit is needed to visit any Sno-Park listed here. More information, including a link to buy online, is available here.

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Almost Paradise

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Places to eat nearby

Rivers Coffeehouse & Bistro

212 Main Ave.
Morton, WA
(360) 496-3368
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Headquarters Tavern

112 E. Front St.,
Mineral, WA
(360) 492-3261
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Cody Cafe

216 Main Ave.,
Morton, WA 98356
(360) 496-5787
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Papa Bear's Restaurant and Lounge

207 W. Main Ave,
Morton, WA 98356
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Viking Cafe

306 E. State St.
Mossyrock, WA 98564
(360) 983-8338
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Bear Country Espresso

9802 U.S. Highway 12,
Randle, WA 98377
(360) 497-2323
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Cowboy Coffee

12967 US Hwy 12
Packwood, WA 98361
(360) 494-7126
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All Inn Bar & Grill

1783 State Route 508,
Onalaska, WA
(360) 978-4631