Passes & Permits

Recreation Passes

If you’re ready to recreate on your national forests and grasslands we can help you determine whether the activity you want to do requires a recreation fee and what types of passes are available.  Recreation passes include Interagency Annual Pass, Every Kid Outdoors, Military, Veterans, Seniors, Access, and Volunteers. Learn more about Recreation Passes.

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Payette River Pass

The Payette River Pass System is a unique system of recreation sites along the South Fork and Main Payette River.  Fees begin in early spring and extend through early fall.  The fees collected from you are kept on site and used annually to operate, maintain, and improve day use sites throughout the corridor.  The passes can also be used in fee areas along the South Fork of the Snake River. Learn more about Payette River Passes

•    Payette River Day passes can be purchased on site with cash or check for $3.00/vehicle/day or by visiting
•    Payette River Seasonal Passes can be purchased for $20.00/vehicle/season by visiting

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Forest Products (some permits required)

Park and Ski Permits

The annual and three day 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. For more registration, purchasing permits go to Idaho State Parks and Recreation Registration and Permits

Special Use Permits

As a steward of the National Forests, the Forest Service has a duty to minimize resource impacts on National Forest System lands. Large group gatherings in the National Forests have significant adverse impacts on Forest resources, public health and safety, and the agency’s ability to allocate space in the face of increasing constraints on the use of National Forest System land. A permit system allows the agency to address these problems more expeditiously, more effectively, and more equitably. Learn more about Special Use Permits.