Lincoln NF Christmas Tree Permit Sales Begin November 13

Contact(s): Denise Ottaviano

Alamogordo, NM (October 31, 2018) – The Lincoln National Forest will begin selling Christmas Tree permits on Tuesday, November 13th for $10.00 each.  A limited number of permits will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.  An individual may purchase only one per household, and up to four permits for four separate households.  The last day to purchase a permit is Friday, December 21st.

Lincoln National Forest offices will be selling permits during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. excluding Federal holidays.  As an added convenience, all four Lincoln National Forest offices will also be open on Saturdays from November 24th to December 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Office locations:

  • Supervisor's Office; 3463 Las Palomas Rd.; Alamogordo, NM, 575-434-7200
  • Smokey Bear District; 901 Mechem Dr.; Ruidoso, NM, 575-257-4095
  • Sacramento District; 4 Lost Lodge Rd; Cloudcroft, NM, 575-682-2551
  • Guadalupe District; 5203 Buena Vista Dr.; Carlsbad, NM, 575-885-4181

With a permit, a tree may be cut in most areas within the Lincoln National Forest, except in a “wilderness” or designated “closed” area.  A map and cutting guidelines will accompany the permit to ensure you cut a tree only on National Forest System lands.

Additionally, all fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas Tree permit, while supplies last, through the Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) initiative.  Fourth graders can visit any Forest Service office to receive a free fourth grade pass. When they present the pass or paper voucher with any accompanying parent or guardian, they can receive a free Christmas Tree permit.  To learn more about the EKIP pass, please visit:  

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