Passes & Permits

  • America the Beautiful Passes

    This is an image of of the 2022 Interagency Annual Passes and shows a recreational vehicle under a night sky

    The America the Beautiful Interagency Passes are honored nationwide at all Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees.

  • Adventure Passes

    Adventure Passes

    If you live in Southern California, you're just a short drive away from a spectacular wildland adventure. 

  • Wilderness Permits

    A young boy hikes along the Pacific Crest Trail

    "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.

  • Forest Product Permits

    A stack of cut firewood.

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

  • Special Use Permits

    Film crew filming in a forested area.

    Certain types of uses of public lands require "Special Use Authorizations." These include commercial activities, such as filming, guided hikes and programs, and events.

  • Campfire Permits

    An image of a campfire in a steel ring.

    Campfire permits are required for the use of campfires, charcoal fires, or portable gas stoves outside of designated recreation sites. These are free and available at all Forest Service, BLM, or CAL FIRE offices OR online (printer required). Remember to check for fire restrictions before you go!

Fee-Free Days

The Forest Service waives recreation fees at most day-use sites on lands managed by the agency on fee-free days. Participation by concession-operated sites may vary. The 2022 fee-free days are: