Passes & Permits

Before you plan an activity, please be sure to check whether or not you need a permit or pass.

Special Use Permits: Events, Commercial Use, and Outfitter Guides

A special use permit is required when you are asking for special privileges on National Forest land. Examples include gatherings of 75 people or more, operating a business such as an outfitting or guiding service, using the Forest for financial gain, and commercial filming. More...

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, wildflowers, cones, poles, tree boughs, nuts and berries, mushrooms, ornamental cuttings, moss, and rocks. More...

Recreation Passes & Permits

In Washington and Oregon some national forest recreation sites require a day-use fee. This section includes information about where fees are charged and which passes may be used to cover these fees.

Recreation Passes

Other Permits

Other permits that may be required on national forests and grasslands include:

  • Road Use Permits
  • Off Highway Vehicle Permit
  • Sno-park Permit

More about other permits...