Passes & Permits

Pic of Senior PassMedicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland are open year-round for your use and enjoyment. Fees are charged at most developed recreation sites and permits are required for certain activities and uses. These fees are used to help maintain, manage, and improve the amenities you enjoy. Business permittees, such as outfitters and campground concessionaires, may provide services at a charge to public land users.


Recreation passes and permits may be substituted for day use fees at developed recreation areas where entrance and activity fees are charged.

Forest products permits are required for removal and personal use of many forest products.

Event/commercial permits are required for conducting personal events or revenue producing activities on the national forests and national grassland.

Other permits may be required by the Forest Service or by Colorado and Wyoming for activities on federal lands.