Passes & Permits
Before you plan certain activities on the forest, please be sure to check whether or not you need a permit or pass. Below are several categories of activities that require permits or passes:
Recreation Passes & Permits
Some recreation activities require a permit. Recreation passes & permits include seasonal day use passes for day use areas with fees on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests; national interagency annual, access and senior passes; and trail permits for ATV/OHV trails.
Forest Products Permits
People can harvest, collect, and use many different forest products, like mushrooms and firewood. Depending on the forest product, and its use, gathering these items may require a permit.
Event and Commercial Permits
Holding special events or engaging in commercial activities on National Forest Lands requires a permit.