Christmas Tree Permits

 Christmas Tree Permits

Available annually from mid-October to December 31 at

Christmas tree permits are $15. Each permit allows one tree to be cut, with a limit of five permits per family. The maximum height of a permitted tree is 20 feet.

Christmas TreeYou must have a valid permit in your possession at all times when cutting Christmas Trees on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Cutting or removal of forest products is prohibited in campgrounds, summer home sites, administrative sites (guard stations), ski areas, Cache Creek Canyon near Jackson, the Snake River Canyon, designated Wilderness or Wilderness Study Areas, and elk feed grounds. Exceptions to any closed areas must be written on the permit and signed by a Forest Officer.Stumps must be cut to 8 inches or less.

Forest Service videos with fun and informational ideas to maximize your tree hunting experience: 

Chirstmas Tree Guidelines Video

"Oh Christmas Tree"- Tips for a Successful Tree Hunting Video

"Our Christmas Tree Permit Tradition" Video

December 2010- the Bridger-Teton National Forest provided the nation with the annual Capitol Christmas Tree for the first time in Wyoming History. Themed: “Wyoming: Forever West” the search for the perfect Christmas tree ultimately leads to the selection of an 83 year old (67 foot tall) Engelmann Spruce from the Pacific Creek area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

 You can follow the 4,800 mile journey made from Wyoming to Washington D.C. and be reminded why it truly is one of the best times of the year.

PBS-"From Wyoming to the Nation: Journey of the Capitol Tree"

C-SPAN-"Capital Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony"