Recreation Passes & Permits

A recreation pass is required to use many trailheads, picnic areas, boat launches and interpretive sites on national forests throughout Oregon and Washington. Signs are posted at sites where recreation passes are required. The Discover Pass is required to park at Washington State Parks, Department of Natural Resources lands and Department of Fish and Wildlife trailheads and "NOT" US Forest Service trailheads.

View a list of recreation sites in Oregon and Washington where day use fees may be charged.

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)

  • Day Pass

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

  • Annual Pass

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

Interagency Passes

Locations to Buy Passes from Local Vendors

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If you'd prefer buying a recreation pass in person, we've got you covered! Here are over 100 locations in Oregon and Washington where you can pick up a pass.

 

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.

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