The Stanislaus National Forest is located in the eastern center of California.
Where is this Forest?


Passes & Permits

Different Types of Passes and Permits:

The Stanislaus National Forest offers several different types of Permits from Special Uses such as an event or Forest Products like gathering Fuelwood to heat your home. Please Click on the links below for more information regarding the different Passes and Permits offered and how to obtain one.

Please be advised that Christmas Tree cutting is not allowed on this Forest, however click here for more information about where you may cut a tree on National Forest Land in California.

Recreation Passes and Permits

California Campfire Permit

Forest Products Permits

Events and Commercial Permits

Other Permits

Special Use Permits

Recreation Fee Program

The majority of the recreation fees collected stay on the forest and go right back into operating, maintaining and improving the recreational opportunities visitors use and value the most - campgrounds, developed day use sites, boat ramps, trails, rental cabins and lookouts, and much more. Funds are also used to provide enhanced services such as interpretive programs, visitor information , and transportation systems. Take a look at the forest accomplishment reports for specific details on how your fees were used.


Special Use Permits

The Forest Service authorizes (permits) the private use of National Forest land for a variety of reasons, including recreation cabins, ski areas, resorts, outfitter guide such as pack stations, communication sites, etc. For information regarding the administration of existing special use permits or obtaining a new special use permit, please call the special uses person at one of our offices. More information...

Where May I Cut A Christmas Tree?

Where may I cut a Christmas tree? The Stanislaus National Forest does not issue Christmas Tree Permits, however there are several Christmas Tree Farms in the area and several National Forest in California that do sell permits. READ MORE

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