What You can do Outdoors
in or near Chemult
Chemult has a good list of activities to do outdoors, summer and winter. Some things may not be right in Chemult but are not far away. See our home page and below for places and websites for near by activities. This list will be updated with more activities.
Walt Haring Sno-Park:
Walt Haring Snow-Park is conveniently located less than a minute north of Chemult on the west side of Hwy 97. The snow park is about a half mile up the road to Miller Lake. Historically 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 is perfect for Cross Country skiing and snowshoeing. It is a lively ride on your snowmobile to pristine Miller Lake, just 12 miles from the Snow-Park. The snowmobile trail clearly connects to a larger network of trails. The multiple cross country ski trails are groomed 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 Snow-Park, receive year-round maintenance. However, the trailer dump station and potable water are available only during the summertime. 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 Snow-Park, contact the Chemult Ranger District (541) 365-7001.
We have a maze of snowmobile trails around Chemult. These trails interconnect with other trails that take you to Diamond Lake, Crescent Lake and more.
Camping, hunting and Fishing
Digit Point Campground: The U.S. Forest Service has this to say about Digit Point Campground - "For outdoor enthusiasts looking for a campground in a peaceful forest setting with great fishing and a variety of hiking opportunities, Digit Point Campground is the place. This scenic campground is located on the south shore of Miller Lake 40 minutes west of Chemult, Oregon.
"The location of the campground places many campsites on the lake shore with scenic views of the lake and Mt. Thielsen. A dense growth of mixed conifers including hemlock, white pine, white fir and sugar pine, provide ample shade. Osprey, eagles, loons and grebes are local residents. June and July are heavy mosquito months, so bring bug spray.
"The best part about camping at Digit Point is that it offers a full array of activities including biking, boating, fishing, hiking and swimming. Miller Lake's brown, rainbow and brook trout and Kokanee salmon pose a challenge for anglers of any age. A person can also fish 24 hours a day here.
"The Miller Lake Trail loop provides hikers an opportunity to explore part of Mt. Thielsen Wilderness and be back at camp for dinner. This five-mile loop trail also allows hikers to access the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail and Maidu Trail.
"Amenities include picnic tables, potable water, campfire rings, three flush toilets, one vault toilet and an RV dump station."
In addition to Miller Lake and Digit Point Campground we have plenty of ATV and hiking trails. They are also the snowmobile trails in the winter.
We are also the destination for hunting deer and elk. With our Forest Service Roads with secluded places for dispersed camping you have got it made for a perfect hunting trip.
We have so much to offer that it gets overwhelming to try to list it all. In part it is because we get so used to everything we need you to come and help us see how much we really do have here.