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Farewell Bend Snow Play Area

The Farewell Bend Snow Play Area is a picturesque setting to enjoy the fun of winter! Located in the midst of old-growth forest and near Union Creek, it is adjacent to the upper Rogue River and on the way to Crater Lake National Park.

These two sledding hills are a popular winter destination for families and friends, especially after a fresh snow! There is a warming shelter, a fireplace with firewood, and picnic tables, as well as amenities like vault toilets. (Firewood is stocked by the Forest Service and volunteers, but may not always be available.)

Print off this Recreational Opportunity Guide before you head to the snow!


Use caution on the slopes when the snow is not fresh and there a lot of visitors. The snow can freeze and crust quickly at this elevation, creating unsafe sledding conditions or excessive speeds.

You must have a valid Sno–Park permit displayed near the lower left corner of the windshield of your vehicle if you park in a designated winter recreation parking area (Sno–Park) between November 1 and April 30.

Visit website for chain and traction tire requirements and winter driving checklist.


  • Family Fun
  • Skiing
  • Sno-Parks
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tubing

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