Sno-Park locations • Snowplay locations • PDF Maps • Permits • Trail Etiquette • Advisory Committee
Washington State non-motorized Sno-Parks
Region: South Cascades Area
Download a high-quality, printable PDF of the above map: Cougar
Mt St Helens Natl Volcanic Monument
(360) 449-7800Emergency Contact Info:
Cowlitz County Sheriff Office
Skamania County Sheriff's Office
Directions: 8 miles east of Cougar. Lewis River Road (SR 503/USFS Road 90) to junction of USFS roads 83 and 8100
Elevation: 2,200 ft
18 kilometers marked and ungroomed (ski), trail system 25 miles (snowmobile)
Shared with motorized recreationists, sanitary facility at Kalama Horse Camp, shelter with wood stove, scenic view points along trails
Sno-Park Permit required during the season
Exception: From April 1 to 30, a Sno-Park Permit may or may not be required.
Please obey posted signs indicating whether a permit is needed. Contact the local agency listed for each Sno-Park for more information.
***IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR SNOWMOBILERS, SNOWSHOERS AND SKIIERS:
The climbing route is being closed to snowmobile users to improve safety for winter climbers, skiers and snow-shoers. Climbing permits required for everyone above 4800 feet on Mount St. Helens. Between November 1st and March 31st permits are free and available by self-registration at Marble Mountain Sno-Park and at the Climber’s Register at the Lone Fir Resort in Cougar. Between March 31 and November 1, the permits are $15.00 plus a $7.00 service charge for a total of $22.00. For information please contact the Gifford Pinchot National Forest at (360) 891-5003 or visit their website at www.fs.fed.us/gpnf.
After periods of extreme weather, work crews may be on trails during the day to clear debris or drifts. Please exercise caution.
This is an ungroomed sno-park.Return to State MapReturn to Region Map
There are more than 120 Sno-Parks (parking lots cleared of snow) available statewide during the winter.
Approximately 80 of the Sno-Parks are designated primarily for snowmobiling. Click on the
above map to find Sno-Park locations in specific regions. You will find directions to snowmobile
Sno-Parks and trail reports updated regularly during the winter season.
PLEASE NOTE: Sno-Parks and trail reports are updated regularly during the winter season.
Sno-Park and trail information may change without notice due to snow conditions, temperatures, equipment breakdowns, etc.
For updates, please check the website regularly.
Maps are provided as general trail guides. If you find incorrect information, please notify the Winter Recreation Program at
If you would like to report on the condition of a particular Sno-Park or trail you visit, please
print and mail a completed On-Site Evaluation Form
to the Winter Recreation Program at:
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Attn: Winter Recreation Program
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, WA 98504