Christmas Tree Permits

Nov. 6, 2019 - Lake Tahoe Christmas tree permits go on sale Monday, Nov. 25, 2019!

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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.

South Lake Tahoe

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

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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