Welcome to the Manti-La Sal National Forest

Welcome to Manti-La Sal 


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The Manti-La Sal National Forest stretches from central Utah to southeastern Utah and into Colorado. The 1,413,111-acre forest is managed for multiple uses such as range, timber, minerals, water, wildlife, and recreation. Manti-La Sal is made up of three primary land areas: the Manti Division, the La Sal Division at Moab, and the La Sal Division at Monticello. Today the forest offers people a retreat from the hurry of modern life. Those who seek solitude and quiet can find it here. Intrepid adventurers will discover mountains to scale, trails to explore, waters to fish, and woods where they can hunt. Scenic byways and backways summon motorists looking for stunning vistas, and abundant camping areas are perfect for creating family traditions. Please check our Alerts and Notifications and Incident Information before recreating in the Forest. Forests implement closures and important notifications at various times for your safety. 

Learn more >>> About the Forest


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Christmas Tree & Fuelwood permits:


Christmas Tree Sales 2020


Christmas tree permits are on sale now.  Details about designated cutting areas, dates and types of trees that may be cut may be found here.

Fourth graders with an Every Kid Outdoors pass are eligible for a free holiday tree permit through their local National Forest.  To obtain a free holiday tree permit, visit recreation.gov to apply using the Every Kid Outdoors pass by checking the box indicating you have a pass and entering the pass or voucher number.

To purchase a Christmas Tree permit, visit recreation.gov and search for Manti-La Sal National Forest Christmas Tree Permits.  It is important to carefully read the overview and need-to-know information prior to purchasing the permit.  Visitors will also need to set up or login to a recreation.gov account to complete the transaction.


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**Due to current U.S. Department of Agriculture COVID-19 restrictions, Manti-La Sal National Forest offices remain closed to the public. To request a forest product permit for the Manti-La Sal National Forest, please call the District you are planning to collect from and leave a voicemail with a name and good call back phone number. Please see processing timeline and plan requests accordingly.**

 Employees will process requests and take payments for permits over the phone Mondays thru Wednesdays only, during regular business hours from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm. To maintain COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, all permits will be mailed. Upon requesting a permit, please allow the Forest 7-10 business days to mail the permit.

Firewood permits are on sale now through November 30, 2021 . Firewood permits authorize up to four cords of fuel wood per household. 

Additional fuelwood permit information available here >>>

District Office Contact Information >>>



Forest Plan Revision Information:

Get involved with FPR


To assist in achieving a well-managed, multiple-use forest, the Manti-La Sal is updating its Land and Resource Management Plan, or forest plan, to provide a vision of the Manti-La Sal's future. The future envisioned in the 1986 forest plan–the current forest plan–has become the present we all experience today. Some of its guidance is still relevant, but much has changed and needs updating to remain relevant and applicable today. The revised forest plan seeks to balance social, economic, and environmental concerns by providing a vision for future management decisions about the forest. We need your help; together we can guide the next 20 years for the Manti-La Sal.

Learn more about the proposed changes and how to get involved >>>


Manti Happenings-Manti-La Sal's monthly newsletter:

In this month's newsletter, you'll read updates from our Forest Service employees, giving you a glimpse into their daily work and ongoing projects. You'll also find informational graphics, videos and links, showcasing the many layers of the Manti-La Sal National Forest, and further down, you'll find great ways to connect with us! 

Past editions of Manti Happenings available here.





COVID-19 Information:

Due to current U.S. Department of Agriculture COVID-19 restrictions, Manti-La Sal National Forest offices remain closed to the public. 

The Manti-La Sal National Forest encourages the public to recreate responsibly. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. We also encourage you to follow all public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate on the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

For more information about how the Forest Service is responding to COVID-19, visit  Forest Service Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates​.
For Utah's COVID-19 guidelines, please visit here.
For Colorado's COVID-19 guidelines, please visit here.


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