Recreation Passes & Permits

Recreation Fees

The vast majority of areas and activities in the Kaibab National Forest are free to enjoy by members of the public. However, there are some fees for recreational sites and activities such as campgrounds, cabin rentals and recreational vehicle amenities. Individuals or groups receive direct benefits from sites that require these expanded fees.

For detailed information on fees associated with any Kaibab National Forest recreational site or activity, please visit the Recreation area and locate the specific site or activity of interest.

Recreation Passes

  • Annual Pass

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    Pass covers the pass owner and three (3) accompanying adults age 16 and older at sites where Per Person entrance fees are charged. No fee for admittance of children 15 and under.Good for one year from month of purchase. $80 for one year.

  • Senior Pass

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    You must be 62 years of age or older to purchase. Passes are $20 for one year or $80 for a lifetime pass. An Interagency Annual Pass can be used at many different federal lands across the nation.

  • Military Pass

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    Free annual pass if you are active military. Includes dependents. 

    Free lifetime pass for Gold Star Families with a valid Gold Star Family Voucher or US military veterans with a valid, veteran ID.

  • Access Pass

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    People who are living with disabilities can request this $10 lifetime pass. It can be used at many different federal lands across the nation.

  • 4th Graders

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    This free pass is available to 4th Graders, 4th Grade Teachers, home school and free-choice learners 10 years of age. Good from Sept. to Aug. of your 4th Grade school year.

  • Volunteer Pass

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    The Volunteer Pass annual pass is awarded to those individuals who volunteer 250 hours at one or more recreation sites managed by five Federal agencies as a way to say "thank you"!

In support of The Every Kid Outdoors initiative, the Kaibab National Forest is making available a free Christmas tree permit to every interested fourth grader with an Every Kid Outdoors pass or paper voucher. To acquire your free Christmas tree cutting permit get your voucher at Every Kid Outdoors then go to for the details and permit.