Christmas Tree Permits

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Sold Out! All office have sold out of Christmas tree permits. Each office has a handful of Every Kid in a Park: 4th Grade Pass Christmas tree permits. Call to confirm availability of 4th Grade Pass permits before visiting. See office contact information below.


Key Points

  • One permit per household.
  • Permits cannot be reserved.
  • Permits must be purchased in person.
  • One Christmas tree permit transaction per person.
  • Tree cutting allowed November 18 to December 24.
  • Blue Ridge Ranger Station open Saturday, November 18 7:30AM-4PM.

Christmas tree cutting permits go on sale November 17, 2017. Tree cutting season runs November 18 until December 24. The tree cutting areas for 2017 located on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District.

The forest has a total 600 permits available at $15 each, which can be paid for by cash, credit card, or personal check. You may only purchase one permit per household. Permits are first-come, first-served until sold out. Permits cannot be reserved. Last year, all permits sold out within the first week, so we encourage you to purchase your permit as soon as possible beginning November 17.


The permit allows you to cut a fir or ponderosa pine tree no more than 10 feet in height within one of the designated areas on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District, located approximately one hour south of Flagstaff.

You will be provided a printed map that shows the exact locations and directions to the cutting areas. Download the maps for the cutting areas [11 MB, PDF].

  • Wildcat Springs: Same area as previous years, located just off Highway 87, with Forest Roads 616 and 149 as boundary markers.
  • Mogollon Rim: New cutting area along portions of Forest Roads 95, 96, 137, 139, and 321. 

Permits are sold over-the-counter (phone and mail orders not accepted) and divided up for sale at three different locations:


Quantity Remaining Location (Link to Google Maps)
SOLD OUT Blue Ridge Ranger Station
8738 Ranger Road, Happy Jack, Arizona 86024
(928) 477-2255
SOLD OUT Flagstaff Ranger Station
5075 N. Highway 89, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
(928) 526-0866
SOLD OUT Supervisor’s Office
1824 S. Thompson Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
(928) 527-3600


As part of the Every Kid in a Park initiative, every fourth grader is eligible to receive a free Christmas tree permit—while supplies last—and upon presenting a valid fourth grade pass or paper voucher from the initiative’s website. Every Kid in a Park is a nationwide call to action to build the next generation of conservationists. For additional information about the initiative and how to obtain a pass, visit Every Kid in a Park. To be eligible for a free Christmas tree permit from the Coconino National Forest, all fourth graders must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and present their fourth grade pass or paper voucher.


Christmas Tree Permits on Neighboring Forests


Forest Start Date
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Monday, October 10
Kaibab National Forest Thursday, November 16
Tonto National Forest Monday, October 30
Prescott National Forest Sold Out!