The Wayne National Forest is located in the southeaster areas of Ohio.
Where is this Forest?


Passes & Permits

riding horse with permits on the Wayne NFThe Wayne National Forest manages many resources with the objective of caring for the land and serving people. Management protects natural resource values, public health and safety, and is consistent with the Forest land and resource management goals outlined in the Forest Plan. In order to meet these objectives, permits may be required for the occupancy and use of Forest Service land or resources. Additionally, passes assist is funding certain management projects or activities.

Click the links in the left column for more information on any of the topics below.

Recreation Passes and Permits:

  • Trail Permits for ATV, OHV, Horse, and mountain bike use
  • Geocaching
  • Outfitter/Guide Commercial Permits

Forest Product Permits:

  • Plant collection permits are required for digging plants
  • Permits are required for collecting edible material, decorative material, etc if used for commercial purposes
  • Minerals
  • Woody material (includes Firewood permit information).

Events and Commercial Permits:

  • Group use - groups larger than 75 people
  • Outfitter guides


  • Permits for other items such as electrical easements, utility lines
  • Private roads across national forest land
  • Oil and gas pipelines, wells or holding tanks...etc.

Two documents may help with these type of permits in the "Other category". The first document describes the application process and the second is the form applicants need to complete.

Please contact the appropriate Ranger District Office for more information on obtaining a permit.