National Forest Day Pass

[GRAPHIC: National Forest Recreation Day Pass]


  • $5 per day generally


  • 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 self-validation feature of the day pass allows visitors to buy them in advance and keep a supply in the vehicle for use whenever they wish.
  • The day pass is also convenient for second vehicles when the second vehicle will not be attached to its primary vehicle.


  • 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 or illegible date) by holder may result in a warning notice or a violation notice.
  • Only good until midnight for the day the buyer validates it for.
  • Any modifications to the pass (such as changing the dates) will void the pass.


  • 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 this pass

Click here to buy your pass

Participating Sites

More Information

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