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.