Passes & Permits

Recreation Passes

Photograph of a Annual Recreation PassInteragency recreation passes include the Annual Pass, Every Kid in a Park 4th grade program, Interagency Military Passes, Senior Passes for persons over 62, and Access Passes for persons with permanent disabilities.

Special Uses

photograph of a film crew on a national forestSpecial events or commercial use of public lands require a permit. This includes commercial activities such as filming or guiding, and non-commercial uses such as organized events or gatherings, and recreation residences.

Forest Products

Photograph of evergreen cones on the forest floor.Special forest products are non-timber goods that can be found in the forest such as mushroom, beargrass leaves, fern greens, pinecones, evergreen boughs and huckleberries.

Mushroom Picking

Photograph of Morel Mushrooms on a bandanaThe Flathead National Forest currently offers personal use free and charge permits for mushroom harvesting. No commercial harvest permits are available. (coming soon - see Forest Products for current information)

Firewood Permits

photograph of stacked firewoodFlathead National Forest offers Firewood Collecting Permits to the public. Click here to learn more about collecting firewood. (coming soon - see Forest Products for current information)

Christmas Trees

photograph of a christmas tree, freshly cut and taggedCutting the family Christmas tree is an outing that people who live near forested lands can enjoy during the holiday season. The Flathead National Forest has an abundant choice of trees from which to choose. Click here to find out about getting your next tree!



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