Recreation Passes & Permits
View a list of recreation sites at Gifford Pinchot National Forest that require a day use fee.
- Are there any Free Days? Fees are waived at Forest Service-managed day use sites to celebrate specific events.
Search for a Northwest Forest Pass vendor near you on the Pacific Northwest Region - Vendor Pass Locations Map.
What types of recreation passes are available and how do I decide?
Northwest Forest Passes (Oregon & Washington)
National Forest Day Pass ($5)
Honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required. Purchase ahead of time for when you need them and receive in the mail.
National Forest Day ePass ($5)
Honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required. Purchase and print at home. *Must be printed within 2 days of purchase.
Annual Pass ($30)
Honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required for one year.
Special Forest Passes, Permits & Reservations
4th Grade Interagency Pass (Free)
Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) who present a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper pass.
Interagency Annual Pass ($80)
For anyone to purchase, valid for 12 months.
Interagency Senior Annual & Lifetime Pass ($20/$80)
For those age 62 or older. Lifetime Pass: valid for the lifetime of passholder. Annual Pass: valid for one year. *Annual Pass may be applied towards purchase of a Lifetime Pass.
Interagency Access Pass (Free)
For those with a permanent disability for the lifetime of the passholder.
- Buy passes online at the US Geological Service or at your nearest national forest office or Recreation Pass Vendor.
Where does the money go? Recreation fee revenues make a difference.
How can I get involved? The Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee provides recommendations concerning recreation fees.