Christmas Tree Permits

Christmas tree permits in the Lake Tahoe Basin are sold out as of Friday, November 24, 2017.  On November 13, 2,250 permits were issued on a first-come, first-served basis. No additional permits will be authorized for this season!!

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The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will begin the sale of Christmas tree permits on Monday, November 13, 2017. Read the news release at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ltbmu/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD563738.   

In support of the Every Kid in a Park (EKIP) program, the LTBMU and the ENF will offer one free Christmas tree permit to fourth-grade students who present a valid paper voucher or durable Every Kid in a Park pass. The student must be present to get a tag and when cutting a tree under the EKIP program. Visit www.everykidinapark.gov for information about the program and to obtain a student voucher. Then visit any participating LTBMU or ENF office and present the printed voucher in person along with a parent or guardian to obtain a Christmas tree permit. 

South Lake Tahoe

Forest Supervisor’s office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. This office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 530-543-2600.

Incline Village

Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau, 969 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, Nev. Permits will be sold at this location on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Tahoe City 

North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 100 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, Calif. This office is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. For more information, call 530-581-6900.

(Please note:  all offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.) 

Basic Information

  • Permits cost $10.00 each, with a limit of two permits per family. 
  • Permit holders may choose from varieties of pine, fir or cedar, in designated cutting areas, and must abide by specific permit conditions for proper and responsible collection.
  • Individuals purchasing permits will receive information to help them make the best selection, as well as maps designating the tree cutting areas.
  • Permit holders are reminded to respect private property by not trespassing when entering or leaving designated National Forest cutting areas.
  • Permit holders should keep vehicles on National Forest System roads and are reminded to park safely off the roadway in legal areas.  No off-road travel is allowed.
  • In addition to the traditional experience, the permitted collection of smaller diameter trees, with a trunk of six inches in diameter or less, from selected areas contributes to the reduction of over-growth, particularly among firs, which are also the most sought after varieties for the holidays.

Permit Information for Surrounding Areas

Bureau of Land Management

  • Carson City Office
    5665 Morgan Mill Road,
    Carson City, NV 89701
    775-885-6000
  • Interagency Information Center
    1340 Financial Boulevard,
    Reno, NV 89502
    775-861-6500

Eldorado National Forest

  • Amador Ranger District
    26820 Silver Drive
    Pioneer, CA 95666
    209-295-4251
  • Forest Supervisor's Office
    100 Forni Road
    Placerville, CA 95667
    530-622-5061
  • Georgetown Ranger District
    7600 Wentworth Springs Road
    Georgetown, CA 95634
    530-333-4312
  • Pacific Ranger District
    7887 Highway 50
    Pollock Pines, CA 95726-9602
    530-644-2349
  • Placerville Ranger District
    4260 Eight Mile Road
    Camino, CA 95709
    530-644-2324

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor's office
    1200 Franklin Way
    Sparks, NV
  • Austin-Tonopah Ranger District
    • Austin office
      100 Midas Canyon Road
      Austin, NV
      775-964-2671
    • Tonopah office
      1400 S. Erie Main St.
      Tonopah, NV
      775-482-6286
  • Ely Ranger District
    825 Avenue E
    Ely, NV
    775-289-3031
  • Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbridge ranger districts
    • Moutain City office
      660 S 12th St., Suite 108
      Elko, NV
      775-738-5171
    • Ruby Mountains-Jarbridge Ranger District
      140 Pacific Ave.
      Wells, NV
      775-752-3357
    • Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor's office
      2647 Kimberly Rd. East
      Twin Falls, ID
      208-737-3200
    • Our Grocery
      State Highway 225
      Owyhee, NV
      775-757-3301

Klamath National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor's Office
    1711 South Main Street
    Yreka, CA 96097-9549
    530-842-6131

Lassen National Forest

  • Almanor Ranger Station
    900 East Hwy 36,
    Chester, CA  96020
    530-258-2141
  • Eagle Lake Ranger Station
    477-050 Eagle Lake Road,
    Susanville, CA  96130
    530-257-4188
  • Hat Creek Ranger Station
    43225 East Hwy 299,
    Fall River Mills, CA  96028
    530-336-5521
  • Old Station Information Center
    Junction 89 & 44,
    Old Station, CA  96071
    530-335-7517
  • Forest Supervisor's Office
    2550 Riverside Drive,
    Susanville, CA  96130
    530-257-2151

Mendocino National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor’s Office
    825 N. Humboldt Avenue,
    Willows, CA 95988
    530-934-3316
  • StonyfordWork Center
    5171 Stonyford-Elk Creek Road/P.O. Box 160,
    Stonyford, CA, 95979
    530-963-3128
  • Paskenta Work Station
    13280 Paskenta Road,
    CA 96074
    530-833-5544
  • Covelo Ranger Station
    78150 Covelo Road,
    Covelo, CA 95428
    707-983-6118
  • Upper Lake Ranger Station
    10025 Elk Mountain Road,
    Upper Lake, CA 95485
    707-275-2361

Modoc National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor's Office
    225 West 8th Street
    Alturas, CA 96101
    530-233-5811
  • Big Valley Ranger District
    508 South Main Street
    PO Box 159
    Adin, CA 96006
    530-299-3215
  • Devil's Garden Ranger District
    225 West 8th Street
    Alturas, CA 96101
    530-233-5811
  • Doublehead Ranger District
    49870 State Hwy 139
    Tulelake, CA 96134
    530-667-2246
  • Warner Mountain Ranger District
    710 Townsend St.
    PO Box 220
    Cedarville, CA 96104
    530-279-6116

Plumas National Forest

  • Beckwourth Ranger Station
    23 Mohawk Road,  Blairsden, CA 96103
    530-836-2575
  • Challenge Visitor Center
    18050 Mulock Road, Challenge, CA  95925
    530-675-1146
  • Feather River Ranger District
    875 Mitchell Ave., Oroville, CA 95965
    530-534-6500
  • Forest Supervisor's Office
    159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971
    530-283-2050
  • Greenville Work Center
    128 Hot Springs Road, Greenville, CA 95947
    530-284-7126
  • Mt. Hough Ranger Station
    39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971
    530-283-0555
  • Nervino - Beckwourth Fire Center
    548 North Industrial Way, Beckwourth, CA 96129
    530-836-2575
     

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor's Office
    3644 Avtech Parkway
    Redding, CA 96002
    530-226-2500

Six Rivers National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor's Office
    1330 Bayshore Way
    Eureka,CA 95501
    707-442-1721

Tahoe National Forest

  • Sierraville Ranger District Office
    317 South Lincoln Street (Hwy 89)
    Sierraville, CA 96126
    530-994-3401
  • Truckee Ranger District Office
    10811 Stockrest Springs Road
    Truckee, CA 96161
    530-587-3558
  • White's Sierra Station Food Mart
    508 Main Street
    Loyalton, CA 96118
    530-993-1212