Passes & Permits

Recreation Passes & Permits

Where are recreation day use fees charged? 

  • Concessionaire-managed sites charge $5 for day use (This includes Skull Hollow and Haystack Reservoir on the Grassland, and Walton Lake, Ochoco Divide, Ochoco Forest Camp and Wildcat on the Ochoco National Forest).
  • No day use fees are charged at Ochoco National Forest managed sites (This includes Wolf Creek Campground, Sugar Creek Campground, Deep Creek Campground, and Antelope Flat Reservoir).
  • View a list of recreation sites in Oregon and Washington where day use fees may be charged
  • Interagency Senior and Interagency Access passes provide a 50 percent discount on single overnight campsites (at both concessionaire and Forest Service operated sites). The discount does not apply to cabin rentals or group sites.

Northwest Forest Passes (Oregon & Washington)

  • Ochoco National Forest & Crooked River National Grassland do not require the Northwest Forest Pass at any sites and Northwest Forest Passes are not valid at concessionaire managed sites. 

*Buy passes online, or in person at your nearest national forest office or Recreation Pass Vendor.

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ePass & National Forest Day Passes ($5) - Day use pass honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required.        

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Annual Pass ($30) - Annual pass honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required. Valid for one year from the last day of the month issued.

Interagency Passes

*Buy passes online at the US Geological Service, or in person at your nearest national forest office or Recreation Pass Vendor.

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4th Grade Interagency Pass - Free for current 4th grade students.

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Interagency Annual Pass ($80) -  For anyone to purchase, valid for 12 months. 

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Interagency Senior Lifetime Pass ($80) -  For those age 62 or older. Valid for the lifetime of the passholder.

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Interagency Annual Senior Pass ($20) - For those age 62 or older. Valid for one year from month of purchase. A Senior Annual Pass may be applied towards the purchase of a Senior Lifetime Pass. 

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Interagency Access Pass (Free)  -  For those with a permanent disability.

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Interagency Annual Military Pass (Free) - Available for active military personel, or their dependents. Valid for 12 months.

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Interagency Volunteer Pass - The pass can be issued free of charge to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who individually accrues 500 volunteer hours. Available through agency volunteer program coordinators. Work with your local forest volunteer coordinator.

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What types of recreation passes are available and how do I decide?

Are there any Free Days? Fees are waived at Forest Service-managed day use sites to celebrate specific events.

Where does the money go? Recreation fee revenues make a difference.

How can I get involved? The Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee provides recommendations concerning recreation fees.

Other Recreation Fees and Permits

Operating an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) on public land requires an Oregon OHV permit. This is in addition to any forest passes or fees that may be required. Please contact your nearest Forest Service office for details on permits needed for operating an OHV on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests.

Oregon Sno-Park Permit - The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) requires a Sno-Park Permit to park at many snow parks from November 15th until April 30th.





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