Passes & Permits

Recreation Passes & Permits

Annual Passes 2017 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

Forest productsCollecting products on National Forest System lands for commercial and private use requires a Forest Product Permit. Commonly requested permits are for mushrooms, posts, poles and rails, and pinecones.

Special Use Permits

Special Use PermitsCertain types of uses of public lands require "Special Use Authorizations." These include commercial activities, such as filming, guiding, and events.

Campfire Permits

CampfireCampfire 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.

Adventure Pass

National Forest Adventure PassWherever you live in Southern California, you're just a short drive away from a spectacular wildland adventure - recreating in the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests!

 

Wilderness Permits

Wilderness permit"Wild" areas can be found within an hour's drive of downtown L.A. These are areas set aside by Congress to remain untouched - where people can experience the solitude of some of the nation's most beautiful country.

 

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 2017 dates are:

  • January 16, 2017: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 20, 2017: President's Day
  • June 10, 2017: National Get Outdoors Day
  • September 30, 2017: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11 - 12: Veterans Day Weekend

Highlights

Know Before You Go!

Know Before You Go!