Update (November 20, 2023)SNO-Parks are now open. Season runs November 1 – May 30. Permits will be available for purchase soon! Before heading out to a SNO-Park, make sure to purchase a permit online.  


The fun doesn’t stop in winter. California offers spectacular winter recreation opportunities throughout the state, so are you ready to explore our winter wonderlands. We appreciate our locals and visitors and hope the information provided here helps you have a safe and enjoyable recreational experience.

The Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division of California State Parks collaborates with the U.S. Forest Service, other state agencies, and local government to facilitate the Winter Recreation Program. The program includes two components: the Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) program and California SNO-Parks. Visit the pages below to learn more about each program.

Permits for the 2023/2024 SNO-Park Permit Season are on sale now! Please check with your preferred vendor to make sure they have permits in stock.

Note: Fees have increased. Fees are now $15/day OR $40/season.