Coyote Sno-Park

Coyote Sno-Park in Fresno County is located in the Shaver Lake and Huntington Lake region of the Sierra Nevada within the Sierra National Forest. Located 11.6 miles east of Shaver Lake, Coyote Sno-Park on the Sierra Heritage Scenic Byway (also known as Highway 168) is one of five sno-parks in this area. Balsam Meadows, Huntington Lake, Tamarack, and Eastwood Sno-Park are also located on Highway 168.

Recommended Activities

Coyote Sno-Park is great for cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, tubing, and snow play. Snowmobiling is not permitted at this sno-park.

Seasons Accessible

The Coyote Sno-Park is open from November 1 - May 30. Sno-Park permits are required, and are available from several vendors nearby or online.

Sno-Park Permit Vendors

Permits for the Coyote Sno-Park are available online from the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division or from designated vendors in the area. A complete listing of sno-park permit vendors throughout Northern California is available here.

Ken’s Market, 42137 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake, Ca. 93664, (559) 841-3549

China Peak Mountain Resort, 59265 Highway 108, Lakeshore, Ca. 93634 (559) 233-2500

Cressman’s General Store, 36088 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake, Ca. (559) 93664, (559) 841-2923

Shaver Lake Gas & Food Mart, 41801 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake, Ca. 93664, (559) 841-2740

Shaver Lake Sports, 41698 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake, Ca. 93664, (559) 841-2740

Shaverkeps Mild to Wild, 41387 Highway 168, Shaver Lake, Ca. 93664, (559) 841-7711

Young’s Shaver Lake Hardware, 41777 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake, Ca. 93664, (559) 841-3298

Rancheria Enterprises, 63211 Huntington Lake Road, Lakeshore, Ca. 93634 (559) 893-3234

Herb Bauer Sporting Goods, 6264 North Blackstone, Fresno, Ca. 93710 (559) 435-8600

Sno-Park Permit Sales, California Department of Parks and Recreation Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division, 1725 23rdStreet, #200, Sacramento, Ca. 95816, (916) 324-1222 and (916) 324-4442

California State Parks Division of Vehicular Recreation Sno-Park Program

Sno-parks provide access to cross country ski trails, snowmobile routes, and snow play areas. Sno-parks are operated by the California State Parks and Recreation Office of Highway Motor Vehicular Recreation (OHMVR) in cooperation with the United States Forest Service. All of the sno-parks in California are in the Sierra Nevada’s, and are open from November 1 through May 30.  The California Sno-Park Hotline can be reached at (916) 324-1222. Sno-Parks operated by the state are designated by brown signs located along highways.

There are 19 sno-parks operated by the OHMVR, and permits are required for each one. Day permits for $5 and season permits for $25 are available from designated Sno-Park vendors, by mail from OHMVR, or on-line. On-line purchases are subject to an additional $1.95 service fee. Permits must be displayed on the left side of the dashboard, and clearly seen from the outside of the vehicle. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable, and parking at a Sno-Park without a permit may result in a $94.50 fine. California Sno-Park permits are also valid in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.

Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sanitation facilities are provided at each of the parks. Camping, littering, and over-night parking are prohibited.

The Sno-Parks are located in areas that can experience road closures in harsh weather conditions. Call CalTrans at 1-800-427-7623 or check the CalTrans website to get information on roadway conditions when planning your trip, and carry chains and a shovel. Winter recreation can be hazardous, so it is important you consider your skill level, wear proper clothing, have respect for the terrain and park rules and regulations, and adhere to posted warnings for your safety.

A printable brochure of Sno-Park locations is available from the OHMVR website and can be found here.

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Latitude: 37.167826 Longitude: -119.206157 Elevation: 7494 ft

Approximate Operating Season

November 1 - May 30

Rules and Regulations

Permits required. Snowmobiling prohibited.

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Contact Information

California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division
1725 23rd Street
Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816 US
Sierra National Forest High Sierra Ranger District
29688 Auberry Road
Prather, CA 93651 US


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