Recreation Passes & Permits
Where are recreation day use fees charged?
- List of forest recreation sites where day use fees may be charged.
- The federal recreation passes below waive fees at most sites. There are a few exceptions, however. Some concession operated Forest Service day use sites may not accept all passes.
- Are there any fee free days?
- What types of recreation passes are available and how do I decide?
Northwest Forest Passes (Oregon & Washington)
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.)
($30) - Annual pass honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required.
Digital Recreation Day Pass ($5) - Day Pass for Forest Service fee sites.
Annual & Lifetime Military Pass
(Free) - For active military personnel and their dependents or veterans.
Annual Pass: Available to Current US Military and Dependents. Valid for 12 months.
Lifetime Pass: Available to Gold Star Families and Veterans. Valid for pass holder's lifetime. (Gold Star Vouchers are still accepted.)
Locations to Buy Passes from Local Vendors
Buy a Pass from a Local Vendor
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.