4 Locations to Take the Family Sledding
With the snow falling, many choose to ignore the snowflakes and dream of sitting on a beach with the warm sun. While others cannot wait to adventure in the frozen white flurries. With the help of the Klamath Falls KOA Journey we look at four family friendly places to go sledding in all the newly fallen snow.
If you head out to any of the Sno-Parks below you will need to stop in to the DMV and get your Sno-Park Permit.
Annie Creek Sno-Park
Located on Highway 62, a few miles north of Fort Klamath along the southern boundary of Crater Lake National Park is Annie Creek Sno-Park. Offering, some of the area’s best sledding hills are located at this park. The best part might not be the sledding hill but the log cabin style warming shelter.
Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake has some of the highest elevations a family can easily drive. So when other locations are running low on snow, Crater Lake has plenty to share. Located south of the famous Crater Lake Lodge is a large meadow with a gentle slope perfect for sledding.
Be sure to stay far away from the caldera rim when sledding at Crater Lake. Snow cornices are unstable and the slope to the water is deadly.
Farewell Bend Sno-Park
Located near the junction of HWY62 and HWY 230, just north of Union Creek and the infamous Beckies Café, is the Farewell Bend Sno-Park. This snow park is a popular location for locals of northern Jackson County and can be packed on a weekend but virtually a ghost town on a week day. If you are looking for some great sledding followed up by some of the best pie in the area, Farewell Bend is well worth the drive.
If you prefer a commercial location for your sledding needs, the tubing hill at Diamond Lake Resort has you covered. Diamond Lake features a 470-foot wonder carpet conveyor lift to take you to the top of the hill. Then choose one of seven lanes to slide back down.
For more info on the Diamond Lake Tubing Hill including hours and pricing visit http://www.diamondlake.net/winter-recreation#snowtubing
There are many places around town for sledding fun too. Locations around Foothills Blvd and Steen’s Sports Park have some good slopes. Along with some areas around Oregon Tech and Sky Lakes.
Do you have a favorite place to go sledding?
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