Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area is Open to Snowmobiles!

Bridgeport, California, Jan. 29, 2021 – The Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area (BWRA) on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's Bridgeport Ranger District is now open for snowmobiling.


Due to the recent storm avalanche conditions are very dangerous. Much of the BWRA is avalanche terrain that can pose hazards to winter reactionists. It is advised that visitors educate themselves on safe riding practices and hazard mitigation. For the most up to date conditions and snowpack summary visit the Bridgeport Avalanche Center’s website at:

Before you leave the trailhead, have a riding plan and visit Know Before You Go at for further information about safe snowmobiling practices. For further avalanche safety information, sign up for our free avalanche awareness class Feb 5th and 6th. Further class information can be found on our website at

Permits are required for each person/snowmobile entering the BWRA. They are free and can be obtained online at Self-issued permits are also available at the People’s Gate kiosk. 

Snowmobiles must be registered with visible stickers. Motorized use in wilderness areas is strictly prohibited.


For up to date information about the BWRA, follow the Bridgeport Avalanche Center on social media on Instagram, or Facebook