Recreation Passes & Permits

View a list of recreation sites at Gifford Pinchot National Forest that require a day use fee.

Are there any Free Days? Fees are waived at Forest Service-managed day use sites to celebrate specific events.

Question Mark with Question textWhat types of recreation passes are available and how do I decide?

Northwest Forest Passes (Oregon & Washington)

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Day ePass and National Forest Day Pass ($5) - Day use pass honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required.        

  • Buy Day Pass (Purchase day passes ahead of time for when you need them. Receive via mail.) 

  • Buy ePass - (Print at home. *Must be printed within 2 days of purchase.)  

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Annual Pass ($30) - Annual pass honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required.

Other Forest Passes, Permits & Reservations

Interagency Passes

Interagency 4th Grade Pass   

4th Grade Interagency Pass - Free for current 4th grade students. Every Kid Outdoors program has been expanded to include 5th grade students. 5th graders can download a free 5th Grade Voucher from the Every Kid Outdoors website to use for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year!

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Interagency Annual Pass ($80) -  For anyone to purchase, valid for 12 months. 

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Interagency Senior Lifetime Pass ($80) -  For those age 62 or older. Valid for the lifetime of the passholder.

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Interagency Annual Senior Pass ($20) - For those age 62 or older. Valid for one year from month of purchase. A Senior Annual Pass may be applied towards the purchase of a Senior Lifetime Pass. 

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Interagency Access Pass (Free)  -  For those with a permanent disability.

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Interagency Annual Military Pass (Free) - For active military personnel and their dependents or veterans. Valid for 12 months.

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Gold Star Family Voucher (Free) - For next of kin of a member of the United States Armed Forces who lost his or her life

More Information

Where does the money go? Recreation fee revenues make a difference.

How can I get involved? The Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee provides recommendations concerning recreation fees.