Christmas Tree Permits

Dec. 2, 2019 - As of noon today, Christmas tree permits are still available at the South Lake Tahoe Forest Service office and the North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center in Tahoe City. Don't delay, get one today!

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Every Kid Outdoors

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

Permit Sale Locations

  • Forest Supervisor’s Office, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150. This office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. (If purchasing a permit at the South Lake Tahoe office, please be sure to arrive no later than 4 p.m. to help ensure there is adequate time to process your purchase before the office closes at 4:30 p.m.)   
  • North Lake Tahoe Visitor Center, 100 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA  96145. This office is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., excluding Christmas Day.     

Basic Information

  • 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
  • Nevada State Office
    1340 Financial Boulevard,
    Reno, NV 89502
    775-861-6500

Eldorado National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor's Office
    100 Forni Road
    Placerville, CA 95667
    530-622-5061
  • Placerville Ranger District
    4260 Eight Mile Road
    Camino, CA
    530-644-2324
  • Amador Ranger District
    26820 Silver Drive
    Pioneer, CA
    209-295-4251
  • Georgetown Ranger District
    7600 Wentworth Springs Road
    Georgetown, CA
    530-333-4312

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor's office
    1200 Franklin Way
    Sparks, NV
    775-331-6444
    • Scheels
      1200 Scheels Drive
      Sparks, NV
      775-331-2700
  • Bridgeport Ranger District
    75694 US 395
    Bridgeport, CA
    760-932-7070
    • Buckboard General Store
      160 Hwy 208
      Smith Valley, NV
      775-465-2289
    • Walker General Store
      106651 US 395
      Colevilla, CA
      530-495-2911
    • Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District
      2510 Main Street
      Mammoth Lakes, CA
      760-924-5500
    • Inyo National Forest, White Mountain Ranger District
      798 North Main Street
      Bishop, CA
      760-873-2500
  • Carson Ranger District
    1536 South Carson Street
    Carson City, NV
    775-882-2766
    • Galena Creek Visitor Center
      18250 Mt. Rose Highway
      Reno, NV 775-849-4948
    • Hope Valley Cafe & Market
      14655 Highway 88
      Woodfords Canyon, CA
      530-694-2323
    • Markleeville General Store
      14799 Highway 89
      Markleeville, CA
      530-694-2448
    • Sportsman's Warehouse
      1443 South Carson Street
      Carson City, NV
      775-884-2100

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

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

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




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