Passes & Permits

Chippewa National Forest offices continue to operate in a virtual manner in response to COVID-19 until further notice. However, continuing our service to you during this time is very important. We are ready and available to help you!  The firewood and maple taps will be FREE USE no charge until March of 2022

  • Personal Use Fuelwood (Firewood) Permits: Permits are being offered virtually. There is no fee for a fuelwood permit at this time. For information on obtaining one, please contact one of our offices below.
  • Balsam Bough Permits: Issued by making an appointment by calling one of our offices listed below.

Chippewa National Forest Offices:

  • Walker: 218.547.1044
  • Deer River: 218.246.2123
  • Cass Lake: 218.335.8600
  • Blackduck: 218.835.4291

Christmas Tree Permits: 

  • Purchased online at:
  • It is important to carefully read the overview and need-to-know information prior to purchasing the permit.  Visitors will also need to set up or login to a account to complete the transaction.
  • Chippewa National Forest Christmas tree permits can also be obtained through the mail by sending your request and payment made to USDA Forest Service ($5.00 per permit) to: Chippewa National Forest, Attn: Christmas Permit, 201 Minnesota Ave. East, Walker, MN 56484
  • Learn about the different trees on the Forest for Christmas Trees.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the impacts and spread of the COVID-19.