Recreation passes

Where are recreation day use fees charged? 

To purchase online click on the "BUY" buttons. For more information click on the individual passes. 

Recreation Passes

Link to buy Interagency Annual Pass at Discover Your Northwest Link to buy Day ePass online at Discover Your Northwest and print at home Link to buy Annual Northwest Forest Pass at USGS Link to buy National Forest Day Pass online at Discover Your Northwest and have it mailed to you. Link to more information on Interagency Annual Pass. Link to more information on Interagency Military Pass. Link to more information on Interagency Senior Pass. Link to more information on Interagency Access Pass. Link to more information on Day ePass and National Forest Recreation Pass. Link to more information on Day ePass and National Forest Recreation Pass. Link to more information on Annual Northwest Forest Pass. Link to more information on Oregon Pacific Coast Passports. Link to more information on Newberry National Volcanic Monument Pass. Link to more information on Interagency 4th Grade Pass.

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What types of recreation passes are available and how do I decide?

Are there any Free Days? Fees are waived at Forest Service-managed day use sites to celebrate specific events.

Where does the money go? Recreation fee revenues make a difference.

How can I get involved? The Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee provides recommendations concerning recreation fees.


Exceptions: Concession Operated Forest Service Day Use Sites with Fees


Wilderness Permits

  • Visitors to the Mt. Hood Wilderness and the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness must have a completed wilderness permit in their possession during their stay in these areas from May 15 through October 15.
  • Climbers must have a wilderness permit in their possession year-round when on the south side climbing route of Mt. Hood. Permits are available at the Wy'East Timberline Day Lodge.
  • Permits are free and self-issued at trailheads.

Outfitters and Guides:

Millions of Americans recreate on their national forest lands each year—but not all of them have the gear they may need, or the skills they may want to get out and explore on their own. The Forest Service partners with recreation service providers, conducted under special use permit, to bridge that gap and support many kinds of outdoor recreation that would otherwise be out of reach for many users-- skiing, boating, rafting, climbing, backpacking, horseback riding, fishing, and more. These partnerships between government and private companies (commercial guides, non-profits, educational, outdoor program leaders) produce quality recreational opportunities for the public and heighten the economic activity in local communities. Below are links for partners or for people interested in learning more about and receiving guiding services: 





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