Snow Mountain Ranger District

HC 74
Hines, OR 97738 US

plenty of outdoor opportunities
Ski Area Ski Area

Snow Mountain Ranger District - The district contains the Allison Guard Station, Delintment Lake and the Silver Creek Management Area.

The district offers opportunities for a variety of outdoor recreation activities including camping, picnicking, fishing, backpacking, horseback riding, hunting, four-wheel driving, motorcycle and ATV riding, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

Developed campsites provide vehicle spaces, picnic tables, and fire grills, however, drinking water is not always available. Come prepared and bring water with you. Electrical hookups and showers are not provided. Camping is on a first-come first- served basis except for group sites. If you prefer "roughing" it and you discover a nice spot, feel free to camp. Please pack out your garbage, and be sure your campfire is out before you leave.

Picnic and overnight camping sites suitable for groups are available by contacting the Ranger District office for reservations.

The forest is a winter playground for many people. There are areas suitable for cross-country ski touring, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and sledding.

With a large elevation range, climate on the Ochoco changes depending on elevation. The high elevations receive much more precipitation and colder temperatures. Much of the precipitation comes from October to April, mostly in the form of snow in the higher elevations. Winter temperatures can drop well below zero degrees Fahrenheit. Late spring, summer and early autumn tend to bring clear, sunny days, with warm to hot temperatures at the low elevations and moderate temperatures at the higher elevations. Summer afternoon thunderstorms are not uncommon.

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Snow Mountain Ranger District
HC 74

OR 97738 US

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