Hike-in Required
Open Year-round
ADA accessible
Guided tours
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Gold Creek Sno-Park sits right off of the freeway and has many options for sledding. The parking area is right along the hill for sledding, which means the slopes are easily accessible for the little ones. The sledding hills stretch about 100 to 200 yards with slopes ranging from gradual to very steep. The slopes all drop approximately 20 feet, but they have different slopes and distances. The drops are closer to 10 feet nearer to the main Sno-Park, while there is a bigger, less crowded hill with a drop of about 30 feet on the other side of the exit ramp. This side of the hill tends to get more powder.

On weekends, the sno-park can get busy, and parking may be limited right next to the hills. Be patient; it may take up to 45 minutes to park, and navigating with other cars may be a challenge. Also, because there is no trash pickup at Gold Creek, it's absolutely imperative that you pack out everything you pack in.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Sno-Park Parking Permit (required in OR + WA 11.01 thru 04.30)


Right off of the freeway. Spacious. Varying difficulty.


Busy. Noisy.

Max slope angle

15-30 Degrees


Nearby Lodging + Camping

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington


Hik, great information. Thanks for your comment. We've updated the adventure.
No trash cans or trash pickup at this SnowPark. In spring, the melting snow turns into a Dog-Poop Slushy (gross!!!) and residents have filled up several Hefty bags with dog poop bags left behind. Blech! Take your trash with you and keep this place beautiful!
Note that hoards of families come to this spot for sledding on weekends and around the holidays. Parking is along the access road, leaving only a single lane for cars coming and going. To park, you often have to drive up about a mile, turn around, then try to get past the cars following you to parallel park. With large trucks towing snowmobile trailers in the mix and lots of drivers unprepared for driving in snow, it gets messy. It can often take 45 minutes to park or to drive out. Be patient! Be prepared with snow tires, chains, shovels.
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