Recreation Passes & Permits
Recreation Passes & Permits: In Washington and Oregon some national forest recreation sites require a day use fee. On the Deschutes National Forest recreation fee sites require a pass from May 1st to September 30th every year. This section includes information about where fees are charged and which passes may be used to cover these fees.
Your recreation fees are used to fund numerous projects on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests.
Forest Products Permits
Forest Products are forest resources not associated with traditional timber products but are used for personal, commercial, and scientific purposes. Examples include: firewood, Christmas trees, transplants, cones, posts & poles, tree boughs, mushrooms, and ornamental cuttings.
For some products, personal use permits are free. For other products, or for commercial use, a fee is charged.
A special use permit is required when you ask for special privileges on National Forest land. Examples include gatherings of 75 people or more, operating a business, using the Forest for financial gain, and commercial filming.
Go to Event/Commercial Permits
This section includes information on permits for other uses such as electrical easements, minerals, etc.
Go to Other Permits
Please contact the appropriate Forest Service Office for information on permits that are not listed in the sections above.