Passes & Permits

  • Recreation Passes and Permits

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    Recreation passes & permits include: recreation passes for the Cleveland National Forest and southern California region, wilderness permits, and national interagency annual, access, and senior passes.

  • Regional Recreation Passes

    Adventure Passes

    Wherever you live in Southern California, you're just a short drive away from a spectacular wildlands adventure—recreating in the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests! If you plan to visit one or more of the four National Forests in Southern California, you may want to consider an Adventure Pass.

  • Wilderness Permits

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    Depending on the function desired, this permit is mostly suited for those looking for overnight camping or hiking in areas outside of established campgrounds.

  • Forest Product Permits

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    Collecting products on the Cleveland National Forest for commercial and private use requires a Forest Product Permit. Commonly requested permits are for mushrooms, botanicals, posts, poles and rails, and pinecones.

  • Special Use Permits

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    Certain types of uses of public lands require "Special Use Authorizations." These include commercial activities, such as filming, guiding, and events.

  • Campfire Permits

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    Campfire Permits are required for the use of portable gas stoves outside of designated recreation sites. These are free and are available at all Forest Service, BLM, or CAL FIRE offices, or online (printer required). Campfires are Not allowed outside of designated recreation areas on the Cleveland National Forest. Remember to check for fire restrictions before you go!

The Supervisor's is currently not selling passes or maps due to computer connectivity issues. Please visit one of our District offices for in-person purchases. 

Fee-Free Days

The Forest Service waives recreation fees at most day-use sites on lands managed by the agency. Participation by concession-operated sites may vary. The 2023 dates are: