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Christmas Tree Permits

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest started 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. 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. Please see the Christmas Tree Permit Guide and Application for more information.

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