Passes & Permits

Recreation Passes & Permits

Annual Passes 2017 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.

Forest Product Permits

Forest productsCollecting 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

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

Campfire Permits

CampfireThe Cleveland National Forest does not issue campfire permits; open fires are not allowed outside of developed campgrounds.

Wilderness Permits

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

Other Permits

Special Use permitA special-use authorization is a legal document such as a permit, term permit, lease, or easement, which allows occupancy, use, rights, or privileges on the Cleveland National Forest.


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 2021 dates are: