Recreation Passes & Permits

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.

Interagency Passes

Annual pass

Local Forest Passes

CNF Annual Pass 2014

Most national forest system lands are open, free of charge for your use and enjoyment. Some National Forest recreation sites, however require the purchase of a local Forest Pass. Passes purchased for use of recreation facilities may not cover additional fees, such as those charged in concession or forest service operated campgrounds. Read all signs, or call the Ranger District office with jurisdiction over the recreational site you plan to visit.

Purchasing Passes

  • All Interagency Passes - at any district office
  • Annual and Senior Passes online from the USGS
  • Coronado Recreation Fee Program Passes available at
    • District Offices
    • Palisades Visitor Center
      Located at Milepost 19.6 on Mt. Lemmon Highway
      8:00-4:30 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas)
      Only Interagency Annual, Coronado Annual, Coronado Weekly, and Coronado Daily Passes available.
    • Santa Rita Lodge - Coronado Recreation Passes only
      1218 S. Madera Canyon Road
      Madera Canyon, AZ 85614
      (520) 625-8746

Where Can I Use the Pass?

Interagency Passes and Coronado National Forest day, week, and annual passes are valid at these recreation sites:

  • Santa Catalina Ranger District

    • ​Sabino Canyon Recreation Area

    • Mt. Lemmon

      • Molino Basin Picnic Area
      • Cypress Picnic Area
      • Middle Bear Picnic Area
      • Chihuahua Pine Picnic Area
      • Palisades Visitor Center
      • Box Elder Picnic Area
      • Alder Picnic Area
      • Inspiration Rock Picnic Area
      • Loma Linda Picnic Area
      • Marshall Gulch Picnic Area and Trailhead
      • Mt. Lemmon Trailhead
  • Nogales Ranger District
    • Madera Canyon
      • Proctor Parking
      • Whitehouse Picnic Area
      • Bog Springs Trailhead
      • Madera Canyon Picnic Area
      • Madera Trailhead Picnic Area and Trailhead
      • Madera Amphitheater
      • Mt. Wrightson Picnic Area and Trailhead
    • Tumacacori Mountains
      • Pena Blanca Lake Fishing and Boating Site
      • Red Rock Picnic Area
      • Upper and Lower Thumb Rock Picnic Area
  • Douglas Ranger District
    • Chiricahua Mountains
      • Sunny Flat Trailhead
      • Rustler Park Trailhead
    • Dragoon Mountains
      • Cochise Stronghold Trailhead
  • Safford Ranger District
    • Pinaleño Mountains
      • Riggs Lake Fishing and Boating Site
  • Sierra Vista Ranger District
    • Huachuca Mountains
      • Brown Canyon Ranch
      • Carr Canyon Picnic Area
      • Parker Canyon Lake Fishing and Boating Site


https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/coronado/passes-permits/recreation