Mushroom Harvest Information - Deschutes NF

Note: this information does not apply to the Ochoco NF.

Cluster of orange colored mushroomsEveryone must have a valid permit and a harvest area map in their possession to gather, transport, or sell mushrooms. A mushroom permit issued from any of the following four forests is valid on all four forests.

  • Deschutes National Forest
  • Fremont-Winema National Forests
  • Umpqua National Forest
  • Willamette National Forest

In addition to general conditions, restrictions, and requirements on mushroom permits which are common to all four forests; some forests may have conditions, regulations, or restrictions for mushroom harvest that are specific to that forest.

General Mushroom Season
The general mushroom season runs from January 1st thru December 31st each year. The general permit covers all species of mushrooms except Matsutake.
There are three types of permits available:

  • Free Use Permit: Authorizes the collection of 2 gallons of mushrooms per day for 10 days per calendar year for no charge.
  • Personal Use/Commercial Daily Permit: Fee of $2 per day with a 10 day, $20 minimum purchase. Harvest days must be selected at time of purchase. Days need not be consecutive.
  • Personal Use/Commercial Season Permit: Annual permit fee is $100. Permit is valid for entire calendar year of purchase.

Matsutake Mushroom Season
The Matsutake mushroom season starts the day after Labor Day each year and lasts for 60 calendar days. All species of mushrooms are authorized for harvest with a valid Matsutake mushroom permit during the 60 day season. There are no Free Use Matsutake permits available on the Deschutes National Forest. Matsutake permits are not available at Sisters Ranger District.
There are three types of permits available:

  • Matsutake Personal Use/Commercial Use Daily Permit: Fee of $8 per day with a 5 day, $40 minimum purchase. Harvest days must be selected at time of purchase. Days need not be consecutive.
  • Matsutake Personal Use/Commercial Use Half Season Permit: $100 permit fee for 30 consecutive days of harvest.
  • Matsutake Personal Use/Commercial Use Full Season Permit : $200 permit fee for 60 consecutive days of harvest.