South Cascades

Snowmobile Sno-Parks South Cascades Area Johnson Creek Skate Creek Wakepish Orr Creek Marble Mountain Cougar Lone Butte Rush Creek Curley Creek Government Mineral Springs Lookout Flattop Smith Butte SnowKing Atkisson Lookout Curley Creek Rush Creek Lone Butte
  1. Skate Creek
  2. Johnson Creek
  3. Orr Creek
  4. Wakepish
  5. Marble Mountain
  6. Cougar
  7. Lone Butte
  8. Rush Creek
  9. Curley Creek
  10. Governmental Mineral Springs
  11. Lookout
  12. Smith Butte
  13. Flattop
  14. Snow King
  15. Atkisson

Skate Creek
Skate Creek

Cowlitz Valley Ranger District

Emergency Contact Info:
Lewis County Sheriff's Office

Snowmobile Sno-Park Restrooms

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Directions: 4 miles north of Packwood. Highway 12 east to Skate Creek Road/USFS Road 52 north to USFS Rd 47
Elevation: 1,550 feet
20 spaces.

Trail system 27 miles

Sno-Park Permit Required Nov. thru Apr. or as posted.

Please obey posted signs indicating whether a permit is needed. Contact the local agency listed for each Sno-Park for more information.

Please note:
After periods of extreme weather, work crews may be on trails during the day to clear debris or drifts. Please exercise caution.
2016-2017 SEASON

2016-2017 Grooming Calendar

Groomed 3/18/17

There is no snow on the trail at the parking lot. You can drive to the upper lot to park with a 4x4, its 2 1/2 miles from the main lot. The trail from the lot has patches of snow for less than a mile, you will hit snow at 2400 feet. It was raining at the lower elevations and snowing at 3200 feet. Groomed the 47-84 then back 84-47. Covered water holes, the snow is still deep up top.

Groomed 3/9/17

Groomed right from the park. The trail was covered up to the parking area that we cleared after the bridge last week. We groomed the 47-84. 12 miles in on the 84 at 3900 feet the snow was so deep that the groomer tracks were completely covered. For safety sake we turned around there. Groomed back on the 84-47 then to the park. The now is DEEP!

Groomed 3/3/17

You can drive past the bridge for parking about 2 miles from the sno-park. Be careful if you do as there is about 5" of snow before the bridge and pavement after you cross the bridge. Groomed the 47-84-then 84-5240-84-47. If you park at the sno-park you can take the 52 to reach the trails from that side as there is more snow there down low. There is still a lot of snow at 3000 feet, it was snowing when we groomed with about a foot of new up top!!

02/24/217: We took out the berm at the parking lot. People are driving up after the bridge for parking. Be cautious as there is 6" of snow at the bridge but you will run into pavement a half mile up the road. We cleared out parking up there. Groomed the 47-84-then 84-5240-84-47. We covered water holes on the 5240. We do not groom the 52 but you can reach the trails from that side as there is more snow. There is still a lot of snow at 3000 feet!

Groomed: 2/10/17
Groomed from the sno-park on the 47 to the 84 to the logging operation on the Ashford side. They have cleared the road farther up the trail. It was raining at the park but snowing hard at 3700 feet. Windy on the Packwood side. The snow is DEEP up top!

Groomed 2/2/17
Groomed from the park 47 road to the 84 then back to the 5240 then back to the 47 and the park. We filled 3 washouts on the 5240 and groomed all the way to the 52 road. Signs of high winds the last couple of days, 4 trees down but trail is clear now! 

Groomed 1/25/17
Groomed the 47 to 84 and back to the park. It was snowing hard on top. Jeepers are still getting access on the Ashford side, but no ruts on the trail.

Groomed 1/13/17
Groomed the 47 and 84 road. 2 feet of new snow at the top

01/05/2017: Groomed 1/5/17
Smoothed out all the whoops, it smooth and ready to ride! No sign of new snow this week.

12/30/16: Groomed the 47 to the 84 and back to the park.

12/23/2016: Groomed the 47 to the 84 to the logging operation and back. Jeepers have been accessing the park from the Ashford side and there were signs of a dozer taking out the berm we built last week. We made another berm on both ends of the trail with a double one on the Ashford side

Groomed: 12/16/16 (today)

We cleared 12 trees, groomed the 47 to the 84, turned around at the logging operation where the road was plowed then groomed back. 

12/8/16: No grooming today.

12/10/16: Groomed today.

Groomer: Back Country Plowing and Grooming 
Grooming reports are updated when trail grooming information is provided. Reports are posted Monday thru Saturday. No updates on Sundays or holidays.

Schedule is subject to change.