Location: Fremont-Winema National Forest west of Klamath Falls, Oregon
Access: Highway 140
Coordinates: 42.396530, -122.195675
Elevation: 4,930 Feet
Road Conditions: Paved Road
Phone Coverage: Verizon 5/5 (Very Fast); AT&T 4/5 (Very Fast)
Length of Stay 14 Days
Amenities: Vault toilets, High Lakes Trail access
Great Meadow Sno-Park is not a traditional campground, but is instead a large parking area that allows overnight parking. Lovely views of the adjacent Great Meadow and nearby Mt. McLoughlin may be enjoyed from the sno-park.
This site is something of an anomaly in this part of Oregon in that it offers plenty of sky exposure for solar power as well as very good Verizon and AT&T service.
The parking area is immediately off Highway 140 and is accessible to rigs of any size. Great Meadow Sno-Park is located between Klamath Falls and Medford.
A Sno-Park permit is required from November through March, but is not required during summer months. Fees are $4 per day, $9 for three days, and $25 for the year.
There are no amenities provided at Great Meadow Sno-Park other than four vault toilets. The trailhead for the High Lakes Trail starts at the sno-park for those who would enjoy a hike on an easy trail with wildlife viewing opportunities.
There is some traffic noise from Highway 140, but it is not as bad as other places where I have stayed recently. The site also has a fair bit of traffic coming and going during the day as travelers stop for a short break or to use the restrooms.
Cell coverage is good at Great Meadow Sno-Park with five bars of Verizon and four bars of AT&T. Both networks have fast data speeds. A tower is visible a short distance from the sno-park. Verizon speed tests showed 12.1 Mbps download, 13 Mbps upload, and a 52 ms ping. AT&T speed tests showed 51.8 Mbps download, 10 Mbps upload, and a 69 ms ping.
Take Highway 140 west from Klamath Falls or east from Medford.