Permitted Outfitters and Guides

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Specific Activities & Outfitter Guide Information

View a comprehensive list of 2018 Permitted Outfitted Activities – Forest-wide (PDF) to find outfitterguides by activity and area. 

Choose your activity above then check the associated Ranger District information for details:

Outfitter lists may not be complete at any given time. Questions? Call the appropriate Ranger District office for the most current information. *Businesses may be permitted to offer some services in addition to those listed. Please contact the specific company for service details. 

Outfitters and Guides on National Forest Lands

Outfitter guides on a rafting trip.Outfitters and guides conduct commercial trips or services under a Special Use Permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service. Each outfitter provides a range of quality recreation activities, opportunities and experiences. Contact the outfitter that best meets your specific needs and expectations.

Permitted outfitters must have all required state licenses and insurance, meet civil rights requirements and pay fees to operate on National Forest System lands. The Forest Service monitors and inspects permitted outfitters for quality of services provided.

Utilizing the services of a permitted Outfitter/Guide will help to ensure you have hired someone who:

  • will provide you with the proper equipment
  • can help to protect your safety and well being
  • is skilled & knowledgeable about the activity and the area you will visit
  • prevents you from facilitating an illegal activity by hiring someone without a permit, and
  • will work to provide you with the best possible experience during your visit to the Forest.

When booking a trip or arranging for guided services on the Forest, ask whether your outfitter/guide holds a valid Forest Service permit.