Passes & Permits

  • Recreation Passes & Permits

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    The Interagency Passes are honored nationwide at all Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish & Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees.

  • Forest Product Permits

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    Collecting products on National Forest System lands for commercial and private use requires a Forest Product Permit. Commonly requested permits are for fuelwood, Christmas Trees and mushrooms.

  • Campfire Permits

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    Campfire Permits are required for the use of campfires, charcoal fires or portable gas stoves outside a designated recreation sites. These are free and are available at all Forest Service, BLM, or CAL FIRE offices, or online at www.PreventWildfireCA.org. Check for fire restrictions before you go.

  • Special Use Permits

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    A special-use authorization is a legal document such as a permit, term permit, lease, or easement, which allows occupancy, use, rights, or privileges on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. The authorization is granted for a specific use of the land for a specific period of time.

  • Wilderness Permits

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    The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is home to five different wilderness areas. Two of these require wilderness permits and all of them require a California Campfire Permit for use of stoves. Campfires are only allowed in some areas and campfire restrictions may be in place during summer/fall months in all areas.

Fee-Free Days

The Forest Service waives recreation fees at most day-use sites on lands managed by the agency. Participation by concession-operated sites may vary. The 2022 dates are:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Jan. 17, 2022
  • President's Day: Feb. 21, 2022
  • National Get Outdoors Day : June 11, 2022
  • National Public Lands Day : Sept. 24, 2022
  • Veterans Day: Nov. 11, 2022