Christmas Tree Permits

Christmas tree permits in the Lake Tahoe Basin are sold out! Permit sale information for nearby National Forests and other areas is below under the heading "Permit Information for Surrounding Areas"

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Every Kid in a Park

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 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 Forest Service office, 855 Alder Ave., Incline Village, NV. This office is open Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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

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
  • Interagency Information Center
    1340 Financial Boulevard,
    Reno, NV 89502

Eldorado National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor's Office
    100 Forni Road
    Placerville, CA 95667

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
    • Tonopah office
      1400 S. Erie Main St.
      Tonopah, NV
  • Ely Ranger District
    825 Avenue E
    Ely, NV
  • Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbridge ranger districts
    • Moutain City office
      660 S 12th St., Suite 108
      Elko, NV
    • Ruby Mountains-Jarbridge Ranger District
      140 Pacific Ave.
      Wells, NV
    • Sawtooth National Forest Supervisor's office
      2647 Kimberly Rd. East
      Twin Falls, ID
    • Our Grocery
      State Highway 225
      Owyhee, NV

Klamath National Forest

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

Lassen National Forest

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

Mendocino National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor’s Office
    825 N. Humboldt Avenue,
    Willows, CA 95988
  • StonyfordWork Center
    5171 Stonyford-Elk Creek Road/P.O. Box 160,
    Stonyford, CA, 95979
  • Paskenta Work Station
    13280 Paskenta Road,
    CA 96074
  • Covelo Ranger Station
    78150 Covelo Road,
    Covelo, CA 95428
  • Upper Lake Ranger Station
    10025 Elk Mountain Road,
    Upper Lake, CA 95485

Modoc National Forest

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

Plumas National Forest

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

Shasta-Trinity National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor's Office
    3644 Avtech Parkway
    Redding, CA 96002

Six Rivers National Forest

  • Forest Supervisor's Office
    1330 Bayshore Way
    Eureka,CA 95501

Tahoe National Forest

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