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Meissner Sno-Park/Trailhead

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National Forest

Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland

Formerly known as the Tangent area, the sno-park was renamed in memory Virginia Meissner, who taught cross-country skiing in Central Oregon for many years. She also wrote several books on hiking and skiing in the Cascades. This sno-park is one of the most popular winter recreation sites in Central…

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3 Reviews of Meissner Sno-Park/Trailhead

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Audrey M.The Dyrt ADMIN User
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2021

Late night hikes to the warming hut

We car camped here in February to test out winter camping for the first time. Luckily we already had an Oregon sno-park permit so we were able to put it to good use in this area. We snowboarded during the day, headed into downtown Bend for some dinner, then headed back to this sno-park afterwards…

  • Winter car camping!
  • Morning parking lot almost filled by 7am
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Month of VisitMarch
Kelsey L.
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2018

Dispersed camping around the area

There is dispersed camping around the area. We found a site that was shaded by trees with no neighbors. There was no fire pit where we were so we did not make a campfire to be on the safe side of regulations in the area. Many forest roads around the area, which seem to be popular with OHV's and…

  • Cooking at the site
Jessica C.
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2017

Quiet simple and easy.

Basically this is a huge parking lot with a bathroom. It's surrounded by some areas were you can find spots in the dirt if you prefer. Even though it was June and super dusty we still managed to find a patch or two of snow while riding the mtn bike trails that begin at the end of the snow park. We…

Month of VisitJuly


Meissner Sno-Park/Trailhead is located in Oregon


From Bend,OR: Travel west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46) approximately15 miles.


43.98420015 N
121.52728055 W

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