Bucket full of mushroomsThe Mt. Hood National Forest provides great locations for mushroom gathering. Please review the following tables to learn what type of permit you'll need to do the type of mushroom gathering you plan to do.

Mt. Hood National Forest is a great place to gather mushrooms for personal use and commercial harvest. See the maps below that indicate where mushroom gathering is acceptable. Click on one of the four district maps and you can print a map from home.


The fire area closure associated with the 36 Pit Fire has been reduced considerably in the new Forest Order map.


Free Use Mushroom Maps

Mt Hood Mushroom Map


Free Use Mushroom Permit

Special Forest Product Allowable    Quantity Unit of Measure Remarks



Gallon Per Day

 All free use permits are good for the calendar year they are purchased – meaning your permit is valid until its quantity is reached, or until the termination date listed which on all free use permits is 12/31/YYYY. Each permit allows harvest of up to 1 gallon per day. Total 10 gallon quantity limit.


Charge Mushroom Permit

Special Forest Product Rate ($) per Unit of Measure Unit of Measure Remarks Quantity Sold With $20.00 Minimum Purchase

Mushrooms All Species Including Matsutake



Any Amount over $20.00 will be sold in 2 gallon increments.  For each additional 2 gallons purchased you will receive 1 additional day to your permit.  

5 Gallons       

(ex: 5 Gallons @ $4.00/Gallon = $20.00)

Mushrooms All  Species Except Matsutake



Any Amount over $20.00 will be sold in 2 gallon increments.  For each additional 2 gallons purchased you will receive 1 additional day to your permit.

20 Gallons


Please Note: picking mushrooms for personal use in the Old Maid Flats (Zigzag) area is limited to 20 persons per day in the Fall and requires a separate dated permit sheet available from the Zigzag Ranger Station.


Additional Resources

Special Request Forms

Frquently Asked Questions