Before you plan an activity on the Boise Forest, please be sure to check whether you will need a permit, river pass or interagency pass.
Common activities that may require a permit or pass may include wood cutting, harvesting a Christmas tree, picking mushrooms or parking within the Payette River System.
The Interagency Visitor Center in Boise at 208-373-4007 can provide specific information for every type of adventure!
Fees that are charged are making a difference. The National Forests in the Intermountain Region are using the recreation fee revenues to improve and enhance recreation opportunities.
More Information about Passes Website!
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Obtain permits and information from Boise, Payette or Sawtooth Forest Offices and local Vendors.
The Vendors will offer fuelwood permits and Christmas tree permits during the season.
Inquire at the local Forest Service Offices for specific information regarding mushroom permits.
The Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) are available only at Forest Service Offices.
Fuelwood Permits - Permits are sold from: May 15, thru November 30, 2016
Christmas Tree Permits
Special Use Permits – Information and application for a permit
Offices and Vendors for Permits
Boise National Forest Offices and Vendors
Payette National Forest Offices and Vendors
Sawtooth National Forest Offices and Vendors
Park N'Ski Permits
The annual and three day parking permits are a cornerstone of the Nordic program. Revenues from the sale of permits go toward trail improvements, plowing parking lots and grooming trails. MORE INFORMATION.
Annual Payette River System Pass
Annual River Passes for the Payette River recreation area in the Banks and Garden Valley area are now on sale for the entire 2016 season for $20 each at the following locations:
Payette River Passes
List of Vendors and Offices
MORE INFORMATION about Payette River Passes.
Interagency Passes - Get Great Discounts!
Annual Pass - You must apply at a Forest Service Office.
Senior Pass - You must apply for these passports in person at a Forest Service Office and bring proof of age.
Access Pass - You must apply for these passports in person at a Forest Service Office and bring proof of blindness or permanent disability.