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.

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Recreation Special Use Permits

Lands Special Use Permits

Special Use Frequently Asked Questions

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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

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Recreation Special Uses


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