Outfitting and Guiding
What is Outfitting and Guiding?
Outfitting is defined as renting on or delivering to National Forest System lands for financial compensation or other gain any saddle or pack animal, vehicle, boat, camping gear, or similar supplies or equipment.
Guiding is defined as providing services or assistance for financial compensation or other gain to individuals or groups on National Forest System lands.
Click on the link for the current regulations: US Forest Service Outfitter and Guide Regulations
ATTENTION ALL SPECIAL USE AUTHORIZATION HOLDERS:
The online bill payment system is available for those who wish to make their land use fee payment online. Please refer to the following website for instructions: http://www.fs.fed.us/billpay
Information for Outfitters and Guides
Required Documentation for Outfitters and Guides
For Existing Outfitter and Guide and Residential/Day Camp Permittees
Information for Residential and Day Camps
For assistance in completing your application and other required documentation.
Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian, Grandfather and Pisgah Ranger Districts
Linda Randolph or Darlene Huntsinger
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Or call 828-682-6146 extension 111
Nantahala National Forest, Nantahala Ranger District
Doris Doster: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call 828-524-6441 extension 415
Nantahala National Forest, Cheoah and Tusquitee Ranger Districts
Julie Moore: email email@example.com
Or call 828-837-5152 extension 117
Uwharrie and Croatan National Forest
Don Simon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call 910-576-6391 extension 118
Below is a link to our National website for Special Uses.
Applications for Outfitting and Guiding, Recreation Events and Non Commercial Uses can be found at
NOTE: SF-299 form is the form to use for Outfitting and Guiding