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About Meissner Sno-Park/Trailhead

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 Oregon. Summer usage is light with road access to many popular bike trails. There are restroom facilities at this site.

National Forest
Meissner Sno-Park/Trailhead is located in Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests & Crooked River National Grassland in Oregon
43.9842 N
-121.5273 W
Get Directions
From Bend,OR: Travel west on Cascade Lakes Highway (46) approximately15 miles.
2 Reviews of Meissner Sno-Park/Trailhead
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 mountain bikers.

First to Review
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 like it here because there is never anyone out here after dark. The parking lot can get fairly busy with mtn bikers during the day as this is a popular spot.