Walt Haring Sno-Park is conveniently located 5 minutes northwest of Chemult, Oregon. Known for the Chemult Sled Dog Races the third weekend of every January, Walt Haring offers multiple snowmobile and nordic ski trails. The trailhead, elevation 4,800 feet, sits on the eastern edge of the Cascade Range, serving up cold, powdery snow and crisp, sunny days. It’s a lively ride on your snowmobile to pristine Miller Lake, just 12 miles from the Sno-Park. The snowmobile trail clearly connects to a larger network of trails.
The multiple cross country ski trails are groomed sporadically by volunteers each winter. Groomed or ungroomed, they offer a classic skiing experience. The generally easy trails cut through a pine plantation and mature ponderosas. Two hilltops, one beginner and one moderate, offer views of Mount Thielsen and surrounding peaks. The trails are usually covered with snow from mid-December through mid-March.
Campground : Campers are welcome at Walt Haring year-round at any of the 10 campsites. The four vaulted toilets, at Walt Haring Sno-Park, receive year round maintenance. However, the trailer dump station and potable water are available only during the summer time. You can also use the picnic tables and fire grates for picnicking and relaxing. The spacious, log-style warming hut offers shelter, a wood stove, and benches on a first come, first served basis. Walt Haring is often used for hunting camps in the fall.
For more information on the Walt Haring Sno-Park, contact the Chemult Ranger District (541) 365-7001.
This campground is well maintained and easy to access. There is a lot of room available to park a trailer or RV on the blacktop. Walt Haring Sno-Park is close to 97 but it was not crowded when I was there. Pit toilets are available I did not see any other hookups tho. Plenty of picnic tables and spots for tents. There is a nice lake (Miller lake)about 11 miles on a dirt road past the campground and there is a nice view of Mt. Theilson on the drive up to the lake. The road there is a little rough due to the washboard on the dirt road.
I stayed here after visiting Crater Lake. It was easy to find and lose to Crater Lake after doing a visit there. I stopped here because I didn't give myself too much time and wanted to find a place before dusk.
This has all them amenities one would need for a typical camping night.