Passes & Permits
Interagency 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 Use Permits
Special 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.
Special forest products are non-timber goods that can be found in the forest such as mushroom, fern greens, pine cones, evergreen boughs and huckleberries.
Firewood permits are free in Northern Region forests, but you must obtain a free permit and abide by it when cutting.
Christmas Tree Permits
Cutting the family Christmas tree is timeless tradition. You can now get your tree permits online between mid-October to the end of December at Recreation.gov.
Outfitter and Guides
Find information about outfitting and guiding on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
Huckleberries are a prized wild food on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. Find out more about gathering huckleberries for personal use on your national forest.
Summer homes, also referred to as recreation residences, have a long tradition on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.