Christmas Tree & Mushroom Permits

Christmas Tree Permits

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest begins selling Christmas tree permits on November 1 each year.  For many local families, the search for and selection of your own Christmas tree in the forest is a wonderful experience and tradition. 

The 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 and payment to the Forest Headquarters Office in Redding.  Mail in permit requests should be postmarked no later than December 9 to ensure enough time for mailing and processing.

Please note that the California Welcome Center in Anderson will not be selling permits this year due to changes in staffing.

Each permit costs $10, 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.  All offices are will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to purchase your permit, excluding Veteran's Day and Thanksgiving holidays.  The Redding and Mount Shasta offices will be open on the following Saturdays in 2017: November 25, December 2, and December 9 - see hours below. 

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 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 25, December 2, 9
Lassen National Forest Christmas tree permits are also available

Hayfork Ranger Station 
111 Trinity Street, Hayfork, CA (530) 628-5227

McCloud Ranger Station
2019 Forest Rd, McCloud, CA (530) 964-2184

Mt Shasta Ranger Station
204 West Alma, Mt Shasta, CA (530) 926-4511
Additional hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. November 25, December 2, 9

Shasta Lake Ranger Station
14255 Holiday Road, Mountain Gate, CA (530) 275-1587
Lassen National Forest Christmas tree permits are also available

Weaverville Ranger Station
210 West Main St, Weaverville, CA
(530) 623-2121

Yolla Bolla Ranger Station
2555 State Highway 36, Platina, CA
(530) 352-4211


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