Christmas Tree & Mushroom Permits

Christmas Tree Permits

REDDING, Calif., - Shasta-Trinity National Forest will begin selling Christmas tree permits on November 1, 2018. For many local families, the search for and selection of your own Christmas tree in the forest is a wonderful experience and tradition. 
Last year, over 8,000 Christmas tree permits were purchased at Shasta-Trinity National Forest offices, with a majority purchased the week of Thanksgiving. We ask the public to please purchase your permit early to avoid long lines. Permits may also be purchased through the mail by sending in the Christmas Tree Permit Application found on the forest website and payment to the Forest Headquarters Office in Redding. If mailing your application request, please allow plenty of time for permit processing and holiday mail delivery delays. 
Each permit costs $10 and there is a limit of one tree per household and they are valid through December 25. Forest Service offices accept credit cards, cash, or checks made out to: USDA Forest Service. Fourth-grade students are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit under the Every Kid in a Park program. Please contact one of the offices listed below for more information. Unless noted below, all offices are will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to purchase your permit. All offices will be closed Nov. 12 and 22 in observance of the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving holidays. 
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Headquarters
    3644 Avtech Parkway, Redding, CA
    (530) 226-2500
    Additional hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. November 24, December 1, 8, 15
    Lassen National Forest Christmas tree permits are also available for purchase.
Mt Shasta Ranger Station
    204 West Alma, Mt Shasta, CA
    (530) 926-4511
McCloud Ranger Station
    2019 Forest Rd, McCloud, CA
    (530) 964-2184
Shasta Lake Ranger Station
    14255 Holiday Road, Mountain Gate, CA
    (530) 275-1587
    Lassen National Forest Christmas tree permits are also available for purchase.
Weaverville Ranger Station
    360 West Main St, Weaverville, CA
    (530) 623-2121
Harrison Gulch Ranger Station
    2555 State Highway 36, Platina, CA
    (530) 352-4211 - Please call for office hours.
Hayfork Ranger Station
    111 Trinity Street, Hayfork, CA
    (530) 628-5227


Mushroom Permits


Mushroom harvesting for personal or commercial use requires a permit.  More information regarding mushroom permits can be obtained by visiting or calling the McCloud Ranger District, 2019 Forest Rd, McCloud, CA (530) 964-2184