SNOPARK PERMITS: Where you need them and how much they cost
There are three types of sno-park permits:
An ANNUAL permit costs $15, and is valid during the sno-park season, Nov. 15 to April 30. On average the state sells about 59,000 annual permits per year.
THREE-DAY permits cost $7. This is the least-popular type of permit, with an average of 3,800 sold per year.
A ONE-DAY permit goes for $3. This is the most popular type of permit, with about 97,000 sold in an average year.
Drivers who park in a sno-park without displaying a valid permit could be fined $30.
Permits are available at all DMV offices (3370 10th St. in Baker City) and at many sporting goods stores and ski areas, including Ski Anthony Lakes. Private vendors can add a surcharge to the basic permit fee. Ski Anthony Lakes, for example, adds $1 to each permit fee.
ANTHONY LAKES at the ski area 34 miles northwest of Baker City
CLEAR CREEK about 7 miles northwest of Halfway on the Fish Lake Road
DIXIE MOUNTAIN Along Highway 26 between Austin Junction and Prairie City
STARR RIDGE along Highway 395, 16 miles south of John Day
IDLEWILD Along Highway 395, about 15 miles north of Burns
FOUR CORNERS Along Highway 244, about 20 miles east of Ukiah
SALT CREEK SUMMIT Along Forest Road 39, about 28 miles southeast of Joseph
TOLLGATE/LANGDON LAKE/MILEPOST 20/MORNING CREEK/MILEPOST 22/SPOUT SPRINGS all in the Tollgate area along Highway 204 north of Elgin
WOODLAND/HORSESHOE PRAIRIE ROAD/ANDIES PRAIRIE/MILEPOST 27 all east of Tollgate
OREGON TRAIL-BLUE MOUNTAIN CROSSING 1 mile south of Interstate 84 at Exit 248, near Meacham
MOUNT EMILY Along Forest Road 31 about 6 miles east of Meacham
FERGUSON RIDGE About 10 miles south of Joseph
CATHERINE CREEK Along Highway 203, about 14 miles south of Union
HUDDLESTON Along County Road 62, about 22 miles east of Prairie City