Mushroom Gathering Permits

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A permit is not required to harvest, possess, or transport less than one gallon of mushrooms in Oregon or less than five gallons in Washington. Mushrooms harvested free of charge on national forests are not to be sold, bartered, or given away.

2022 Mushroom Guide (English)

2022 Mushroom Guide (Spanish)

2022 Mushroom Guide (Laotian)

 

Commercial permits

A Commercial Mushroom Permit is required if:

  • You are 18 years or older and harvest mushrooms to sell, or;
  • You harvest, possess, or transport more than one gallon of any kind of mushroom in Oregon or more than five gallons of any kind of mushroom in Washington.

Valid Photo ID must be in possession while harvesting and transporting mushrooms.

Commercial permit rates

Consecutive-Day: $2.00 per day, minimum 10 days: $20.00 (Example: 14-day permit =$28.00)

Season Permit: $100.00

Industrial camping permits 

An industrial camping permit is required if you set up camp on National Forest lands while commercially picking mushrooms.  Commercial pickers are prohibited from camping in developed campgrounds. Industrial camping permits can only be obtained at District offices. Each District may have different industrial camping requirements, please check with the local district offices for more information.

How to acquire permits

Please know that facemasks and social distancing are required in all federal buildings. Entry will be limited to one person or family in the lobby at a time.

Whitman Ranger District (541-523-6391), 1550 Dewey Ave, Baker City, OR 97814. Open M-F from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for mushroom permit sales.

La Grande Ranger District (541-962-8500), 3502 Highway 30, La Grande, OR 97850. Open M-W from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for mushroom permit sales. 

Wallowa Mountains Office (541-426-5546), 201 East Second Street, Joseph, OR 97846. Mushroom permits are available by appointment only.**

Pine Field Office (541-742-7511), 38470 Pine Town Lane, Halfway, OR 97834. Mushroom permits will not be available at this location until after May 3 and then by appointment only.**

** These locations require appointments to purchase or pick up your permits.

Know your mushrooms

Each year interest grows in harvesting wild mushrooms from National Forests. Proper identification and determination of whether a mushroom is edible is the responsibility of the picker. Many forest mushroom varieties are poisonous. There are many guide books available to assist with identification. Some forests offer field guides for sale. Your local library, county extension office, and local Mycological Society are good sources of information.

Our word to the wise is: WHEN IN DOUBT... LEAVE IT IN THE WOODS!

 No commercial mushroom picking in the wilderness