Christmas Tree Permits on Sale for Umpqua National Forest -- Free Holiday Tree Permits for Fourth Graders

Release Date: Nov 13, 2017   Roseburg, Oregon

Contact: Cheryl Caplan, (541) 957-3270

Christmas tree permits are on sale until December 22 at all Umpqua National Forest offices. For many families, the excursion into the forest to cut a Christmas tree is an annual holiday tradition.

11/13/2017 Christmas Tree Permits on Sale for Umpqua National Forest - Snow covered trees by road

Permits are available at Umpqua National Forest offices in Roseburg, Glide, Tiller, Toketee, and Cottage Grove between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. All offices will be open the days leading up to Thanksgiving. The hunt for a Christmas tree is a great way for families to get into fresh air after their holiday meal!

Weather permitting, the North Umpqua Ranger Station in Glide will be open the weekends of November 25 -- 26 and December 2 – 3 and 9 – 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tree permits are also available at local vendors (listed on second page).

The permits are for personal use only and cost $5.00 per tree. There’s a limit of five tree permits per household. Permits may be used only on those lands open to Christmas tree harvesting on the Umpqua National Forest. Maps identifying these areas will be provided at the time of permit purchase.

As part of the ongoing national initiative Every Kid in a Park, fourth graders who get their free pass to access thousands of fee sites across the country may also bring that pass into their local Forest Service office and receive one Christmas tree permit, free of charge. To get the fourth graders in your life their free Every Kid in a Park pass, visit www.everykidinapark.gov. Please note that the Every Kid in a Park pass holder MUST be present, with his or her pass, to receive the free permit.

Forest visitors are advised to be prepared for adverse weather and winter road conditions when heading out to the woods. Safety measures include packing warm clothing, a winter survival kit containing traction devices, a shovel, saw or ax, flares, flashlight, food and water, and matches in your vehicle. Always travel with a full tank of gas. Watch for log trucks on forest roads. Be sure to tell someone where you are going before you leave and your expected return time.

For more information, contact the Umpqua National Forest Supervisor’s office at (541) 957-3200.

Local Vendors Selling Christmas Tree Permits 

Store Information Hours
Sportsman's Warehouse
2122 Northwest Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, OR 97471
(541) 673-0200
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Glide Store
117 Brown Street
Glide, OR 97443
(541) 496-0154
Monday - Sunday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Peel Country Store
6019 Little River Road
Glide, OR 97443
(541) 496-9100
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Idleyld Trading Post
23873 North Umpqua Highway
Idleyld Park, OR 97447
(541) 496-3404
Open 7 days a week
6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Diamond Lake Resort
350 Resort Drive
Diamond Lake, OR 97731
(541) 793-3333
Open 7 days a week
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Myrtle Creek City Hall
207 Northwest Pleasant Street
Myrtle Creek, OR 97457
(541) 863-3171
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed for lunch, noon - 1 p.m.
Canyon Market
425 North Main Street
Canyonville, OR 97417
(541) 839-4105
Monday - Friday, 4 a.m. - midnight
Saturday & Sunday, 5 a.m. - midnight
Strong's Market
11245 Tiller Trail Highway
Days Creek, OR 97429
(541) 825-3645
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bear Market
5550 South Umpqua Road
Tiller, OR 97484
(541) 825-3981 or
(541) 825-3331
Wednesday - Sunday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Killion's Market
33399 Row River Road
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
(541) 767-9690
Monday - Friday, 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, 7 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Kirk & Family Mercantile
37570 Row River Road
Dorena, OR 97434
(541) 946-2200
Open 7 days a week
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.