Passes & Permits


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Recreation Passes and Permits

In Washington and Oregon some national forest recreation sites require a day use permit. The fees paid for the permits are used to maintain visitor services as well as fund improvements to sites.

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Forest Products Permits

Special Forest Products are forest resources that are not traditional timber resources. Forest products are used for personal, commercial, and scientific purposes. Examples include: firewood, Christmas trees, native plant transplants, cones, posts and poles, tree boughs, mushrooms, and ornamental cuttings.

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Event/Commercial Permits

A special use permit is required when you ask for special privileges on national forest lands. Examples include gatherings of 75 people or more, operating a business, using the Forest for financial gain, and commercial filming.

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Wilderness Permits

There are two type of Wilderness Permits on the Deschutes National Forest.

Central Cascades Wilderness Permits are required for some day-use and all overnight use in the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and the Three Sisters Wildernesses from the Friday before Memorial Day to the last Friday in September. For more information go to Central Cascades Wilderness Permit System.

For other wildernesses a free, self-issued wilderness permit is required to be filled out at all trailheads that enter wilderness.

Other Permits

This section includes information on permits for other uses such as electrical easements, minerals, etc.

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Please contact the appropriate Forest Service Office for information on permits that are not listed in the sections above.