PARKING & SKI PASS RESOURCES

Parking passes are required on some parts of the Mt. Hood National Forest, including ski areas and some trailheads. Different passes are needed for winter and summer.   

WINTER SNO-PARK PASSES

The sno-park permit program funds snow removal on highways, roads and parking areas for winter recreational use.  Oregon Sno-Park Permits are required in designated snow park areas posted as a “WINTER RECREATION AREA” from November 1st to April 30th.  

 

You may purchase daily ($5), three-day ($10) or annual ($30) sno-park permits at many locations in the Portland-metro area as well as at numerous local Mt. Hood vendors including:

  • All Seasons Vacation Rentals; 23804 E Greenwood Ave -503-622-1142

  • Hoodland Thriftway: 68280 E Hwy 26 - 503-622-3244

  • Mountain Sports LLC: 68200 E Hwy 26 - 503-622-3120

  • Mt Hood Vacation Rentals: 67898 E Highway 26 - 888-424-9168

  • Resort At the Mountain: 68010 E Fairway Ave - 503-622-3101

  • Welches Gas Station: 68280 E Hwy 26 - 503-622-7646

  • Whispering Woods Resort: 67800 E Nicklaus Way - 503-622-3171

  • Zigzag Ranger Station 70220 E Highway 26 – 503-622-3191

  • Mt Hood Village Market 73265 E Hwy 26 - 503-622-4652

  • Govy General Store: 30521 E. Meldrum – (503) 272-3107

 

Sno-Parks on the Mt. Hood National Forest include: 

  • Timberline 6 miles north of Government Camp

  • Glacier View 1/2 mile west of Government Camp on US 26

  • Ski Bowl West Across from Govnment Camp off US 26

  • Ski Bowl East South of Government Camp off US 26

  • Summit Located at Government Camp on US 26​

  • Government Camp Government Camp Loop Road​

  • Government Camp Maintenance Station 1/4 mile east of Government Camp on US 26​

  • Snow Bunny Lodge 3 miles east of Government Camp on US 26​

  • Trillium Lake 3 miles east of Government Camp on US 26

  • Barlow Pass 2 miles north of US 26 on ORE 35

  • Boy Scout Camp 4 miles north of US 26 on ORE 35

  • White River West 4 miles north of US 26 on ORE 35

  • White River East 4 miles north of US 26 on ORE 35

  • Bennett Pass 6 miles north of US 26 on ORE 35

  • Mt. Hood Meadows 38 miles south of Hood River on ORE 35

  • Hood River Meadows 37 miles south of Hood River on ORE 35

  • Teacup Lake 36.5 miles south of Hood River on ORE 35

  • Pocket Creek 34.5 miles south of Hood River on ORE 35

  • Little John 31 miles south of Hood River on ORE 35

  • Cooper Spur 30 miles south of Hood River off ORE 35

  • Frog Lake 4.5 miles east of ORE 35 on US 26

  • Skyline Road 10 miles east of ORE 35 on US 26

SUMMER PARKING PASSES

In the summer, many of the most popular trailheads require a parking pass between May 15th and October 1st.  Daily passes, are called “National Forest Recreation Day Pass and cost $5.  Annual passes are called “Northwest Forest Pass” and cost $30. These are honored at other Northwest Forest Pass sites in Oregon and Washington.  Visitors may also use an Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior Pass, or Interagency Access Pass.  Visit federal pass options to find out the best pass for you.

 

Sites on the Mt. Hood National Forest that require a summer parking pass:

 

View a list of Concession operated Forest Service day use sites and other recreation site fee exceptions.