Passes & Permits

Do you need a Permit? Maybe...

Before you plan an activity on the Forest, please be sure to check whether or not you need a permit or pass. Common activities that will need these include wood cutting, commercial mushroom picking (personal use does not require a permit), and cutting a Christmas tree.

Special Use Permits

Special Use Authorizations provide use of National Forest System lands for a wide variety of activities. Authorizations can be issued to both commercial and non-commercial operations.

Recreation Passes

There are a variety of Interagency Passes which allow for discounted recreational use of certain Federal lands and facilities. See Recreational Passes and Permits for more information.