Passes & Permits

The Forest Service offers many activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, camping, birding, using cabins, driving for pleasure, harvesting edible materials, and gathering firewood. Many of the facilities and services associated with these opportunities are free. However, some do require fees or permits to help maintain, manage and improve the amenities enjoyed by all. Visit the Recreation Passes and Permits and the Forest Products Permits for more information.


Research Permits 

There are many diverse research projects on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.  Research includes experimental forest demonstration areas, observatories, laboratories, stream gauges, weather stations, educational research study, and similar uses not intended to result in further development.  The reports required upon completion have provided data and findings highly valuable to the management of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Click here for information about Research Permits


Christmas Tree Permits

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Christmas tree permits will be available Oct. 1, 2018. Cutting instructions and maps, Alpine, Black Mesa, Clifton, Lakeside, and Springerville.