Passes & Permits

ATV rider getting safety instructionStewardship of your natural and recreational resources in the National Forests in Florida means that many of those resources must be carefully managed.

Whether it's a limit of how many Christmas trees can be removed each season, a need for an easement through National Forest land, or what a reasonable capacity of users is on a specific trail, care is taken to manage the forest resources through the use of passes and permits for certain uses.

Recreation Program Fee Accomplishment Report 2014



America the Beautiful Senior Pass

Passes and permits providing access to recreation areas and trails.

Forest Products

sand pine cones

Deer moss, and other forest products require a permit to harvest commercially.


Special Events

Ocala National Forest Centennial cake

The staging of special events - concerts, jamborees, fishing tournaments and the like - in our National Forests require special permits, as does commercial use of forest sites.

Special Uses

Pinecastle Bombing Range

Permits and agreements are required for special uses of Forest lands, such as requests for easements, maintenance of existing private camps, and military use.