The Willamette National Forest is located in the western center of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?

 

Recreation Passes & Permits

Recreation Passes

List of recreation sites in Oregon and Washington with day use fees. Recreation passes are honored in lieu of payment.

How to get a pass

  • Visit any of our Forest Service offices or buy from a local business in your neighborhood.
  • To purchase online click on the "BUY" buttons. For more information about each pass, click on the individual passes. 

Recreation Passes

Link to buy Interagency Annual Pass at Discover Your Northwest Link to buy Day ePass online at Discover Your Northwest and print at home Link to buy Annual Northwest Forest Pass at USGS Link to buy National Forest Day Pass online at Discover Your Northwest and have it mailed to you. Link to more information on Interagency Annual Pass. Link to more information on Interagency Military Pass. Link to more information on Interagency Senior Pass. Link to more information on Interagency Access Pass. Link to more information on Day ePass and National Forest Recreation Pass. Link to more information on Day ePass and National Forest Recreation Pass. Link to more information on Annual Northwest Forest Pass. Link to more information on Oregon Pacific Coast Passports. Link to more information on Newberry National Volcanic Monument Pass. Link to more information on Interagency 4th Grade Pass.

What types of recreation passes are available and how do I decide?
Are there any Free Days? Fees are waived at Forest Service-managed day use sites to celebrate specific events.
Where does the money go? Recreation fee revenues make a difference.
How can I get involved? The Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee provides recommendations concerning recreation fees.

 

Wilderness Permits

The Wilderness Permits page has more information about the two types of wilderness permits below:

The wilderness self-issue permit is required for areas within the Three Sisters Wilderness and Mt. Jefferson Wilderness, and for all visits into the Mt. Washington Wilderness. A permit is necessary for each group entering the wilderness. Self-issue permits are free and available at all wilderness trailheads.

A wilderness limited entry permit is required for overnight and day visits to the Obsidian Area in the Three Sisters Wilderness and the Pamelia Area in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness. Advance reservations of Limited Entry Area permits are available at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

For more information on the eight wilderness areas on the Willamette National Forest, visit our wilderness section.

Other Recreation Fees and Permits:

Jefferson Park Campsites
A reservation is required for Jefferson Park designated campsites between Memorial Day and October 31. A reservation is required at all designated sites around Bays, Scout, Lake, Rock and Russell Lakes. Designated campsites are highly sought campsites within 250 feet of all of the lakes within Jefferson Park. Reservations are available at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Permits
Operating an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) on public land requires an Oregon OHV permit. This is in addition to any forest passes or fees that may be required.

Sno-park Permit
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) requires a Sno-park Permit to park at many snow covered recreation sites from November through April.