Passes & Permits

2021 Photo of passes

 

 

Before you plan an activity on the Boise Forest, please be sure to check whether you will need a permit, river pass or interagency pass.

 

Common activities that may require a permit or pass may include wood cutting, harvesting a Christmas tree, picking mushrooms or parking within the Payette River System. Check for offices and vendors that are open. They may have changed due to the 2020 - 2021 virus.

The Interagency Visitor Center in Boise at 208-373-3889 can provide specific information for every type of adventure!

Fees that are charged are making a difference. 

The National Forests in the Intermountain Region are using the recreation fee revenues to improve and enhance recreation opportunities.   

 

More Information about Passes Website! - You can order Interagency passes and maps through the USGS store!  

Print out - America The Beautiful Brochure

 

 

Permits

Obtain permits and information from Boise, Payette or Sawtooth Forest Offices and local Vendors. 

Some of the Vendors will offer fuelwood permits and Christmas tree permits during the season. 

Inquire at the local Forest Service Offices for specific information regarding mushroom permits.

The Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) are available only at Forest Service Offices.

 

Fuelwood Permits - Sales Adjusted due to safety issues with COVID-19

Sold - May 15, 2021 - thru November 30, 2021

 

 

Christmas Tree Permits 

Mushroom Permits

Special Use Permits – Information and application for a permit

 

 

Boise Offices and Vendors for Christmas Tree Permits - CLICK HERE

 

 

Park N'Ski Permits

The annual and three day parking permits are a cornerstone of the Nordic program. 

Revenues from the sale of permits go toward trail improvements, plowing parking lots and grooming trails.  MORE INFORMATION.

 

 

Passes

Annual Payette River System Pass

Annual River Passes for the Payette River recreation area in the Banks and

Garden Valley area are now on sale for the entire 2020 season for $20 each at the following locations: 

 

Payette River Passes 

List of Vendors and Offices

MORE INFORMATION about Payette River Passes.

 

 

Interagency Passes - Get Great Discounts!  Order passes and maps through the USGS Store

 

2021 Photo of passes

 

Annual Pass -You must apply for these passports in person at a

Forest Service Office and bring proof of age.

Senior Pass  - You must apply for these passports in person at a

Forest Service Office and bring proof of age.

Access Pass - You must apply for these passports in person at a

Forest Service Office and bring proof of blindness or permanent disability.

Military Pass - Good for free DAY USE ONLY - not camping. 

(Stated on the back of the card.)


 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/boise/passes-permits