Who needs a special use permit?
Commercial activities must obtain a permit when they charge a participation fee or where the primary purpose is the sale of goods or services, regardless of whether the activity is intended to produce a profit. Permits control recreational land use, protecting natural resources from overuse or damage.
Apply (SF-299 PDF 132 kb)
Activities that require a recreation special use permit include competitive races, contests, fund raisers, eco-challenges, dog trails, club activities, adventure games and endurance races. If you or your organization is considering holding such an event on the national forest, contact your local ranger district well in advance of the scheduled event to determine whether a permit is available.
Apply (FS-2700-3c PDF 47 kb)
Commercial Filming and Photography
Commercial filming and still photography on national forest lands require a special use authorization.
Apply (FS-2700-3b PDF 106 kb)
The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is accepting temporary outfitter and guide permit applications. A limited number of permits are available in various locations for river boating and fishing, climbing, hiking and skiing.
Road Use Permits
Using a national forest road for commercial hauling requires a permit or written authorization.
Outfitters & Guides
These outfitters and guides operate on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.