Event/Commercial Permits


A Special Use Authorization is a permit that grants rights or privileges of occupancy and use subject to specified terms and conditions on National Forest land.

Special uses can include recreation residence (summer homes), recreation events, outfitter guides, utility lines, communication facilities and many other uses. Click on either Recreation or Lands categories below to get more information on how to get a permit for the type of use you're looking for or click on the Frequently Asked Questions tab for assistance.


The Forest will be accepting proposals for resort, ski area, organizational camp and lands uses from January 15, 2019 through February 28, 2019. This applies to new uses and additional uses to existing permits. We intend to have this proposal period on a recurring, annual basis to allow for regular opportunities to submit requests.  Lands uses are non-recreation uses such as communication facilities, utility corridors, research facilities and water systems.  The letter announcing this application period is available here.


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Frequently Asked Questions


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Lands Special Uses


  • Right of ways
  • Filming
  • Communication towers
  • Agricultural
  • Water systems
  • Storage yards
  • Service buildings
  • Research
  • Hydroelectric

Organizational Camp

Recreation Special Uses


  • Non-commercial group use
  • Ski Area
  • Resorts
  • Outfitters/Guides
  • Recreation events
  • Organizational camps
  • Concession operated campgrounds

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Recreation Special Use Permits

Lands Special Use Permits

Special Use Frequently Asked Questions