Day ePass and National Forest Day Pass

[GRAPHIC: Day ePass and National Forest Recreation Day Pass]

Cost

  • $5 per day generally

Benefits

  • Honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required.
  • Allows the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle use of the recreation facilities.
  • Allows the pass holder use of recreation facilities at per-person sites. Other members in the party must pay the per-person fee.
  • The day pass is also convenient for second vehicles when the second vehicle will not be attached to its primary vehicle.

Validation

  • Day ePass
    • Purchased online and printed at home.
    • The pass is validated at the time of purchase for the date selected by the visitor.
    • Can be validated for same day that it is purchased.
    • Any modification to the pass (such as changing the date) will void the pass and may result in a warning notice or a violation notice.
    • Only good until midnight for the day the buyer validates it for.
  • National Forest Day Pass:
    • Purchased in person at Forest Service offices, or local vendors.  Can be purchased online, but visitor will incur a service charge and must wait for the pass to arrive in the mail.
    • Self validating and will be validated by the visitor prior to use.
    • Visitor will validate pass by printing clearly, in ink, the month, day and year they use it. Improper validation (incorrect / illegible date or modification) by holder will void the pass and may result in a warning notice or a violation notice.
    • Only good until midnight for the day the buyer validates it for.

Display

  • Display pass on dashboard on the driver’s side. For multiple days, a pass for each day must be visible in the vehicle.

How to get these passes

Click here to buy your Day ePass and print it out at home
Click here to buy your Day Pass and have it mailed to you

Participating Sites

More Information

  • Call Outdoor Recreation Information Center at 1-800-270-7504