Do you need a Permit? Maybe...
Before you plan an activity on the Forest, please be sure to check whether or not you need a permit or pass. Common activities that will need these include wood cutting, commercial mushroom picking (personal use does not require a permit), and cutting a Christmas tree.
Special Use Permits
Special use authorizations provide use of National Forest System lands for a wide variety of activities. Authorizations are issued to commercial and noncommercial operations which provide use of and access to these lands. General information about special use permits may be found at the Regional Special Uses-Applying for a Permit page.
Recreation Fees and Passes
You can purchase or qualify for an Interagency Pass which allows access or discounts at many Federal recreation facilities; such as visitor centers, or campgrounds at the Regional Recreation Fees and Passes page.
For cabin reservations visit the National Reservation Site at recreation.gov.