Go Here: Hot Coffee and Sledding Spots
Call it a snow day and head for the hills! Southern Oregon has plenty of sledding hotspots if you know where to look. We’ve collected a few that are close enough to hot coffee to keep your Thermos filled or to kick back and reminisce about your day of fun in the fluffy white stuff.
Page Mountain: This snow park is nestled in the mountains less than an hour from Cave Junction and entices snow lovers with its long sledding hill and warming lodge with fireplace. After a day of play you can head to the town of Cave Junction and relax in the cozy atmosphere of CJ Coffee shop.
Farewell Bend: A mile past Union Creek on Hwy 62, this popular snow park keeps everybody busy on its two large sledding hills. For those not too hip about zipping down the hill, there’s a warming lodge and a fireplace with free firewood (it sometimes runs out, so take your own). One mile south, in Union Creek is Beckie’s Café, an Oregon go-to for its homemade pies and hot beverages.
Crater Lake National Park: Though there are no designated hills, the park allows visitors to select their own for some fun in the snow. Steer clear of trees and go far away from roads, traffic and parking lots, where it’s prohibited. South of the lodge is a popular open meadow as well. With the park entry fee of $20 you can also visit the Rim Village Café, open daily from 10 am -5 pm, for some hot beverages.
Annie Creek: Located on Hwy 62 in Klamath County, this snow park spoils winter enthusiasts with a large warming lodge and wood stove. The large bowl-shaped hill invites sledders and tubers to plow the powder and just 10 minutes south, in the quaint community of Fort Klamath, is Jo’s Motel & Organic Deli which serves a selection of hot javas every weekend.
Sno Park permits available at DMV and some retailers, $4 – $25