Passes & Permits

Stewardship of your natural and recreational resources in the Ocala National Forest means that many of those resources must be carefully managed. Whether it's a limit of how many Christmas trees can be removed each season, or what a reasonable capacity of users is on a specific trail, care is taken to manage the forest's resources through certain passes and permits.

Passes and permits fall into four major categories:

  • Recreational - Access to recreation areas and certain trails.
  • Forest Products - Such as Christmas trees, deer moss, and crooked wood.
  • Events - Holding a large special event in the Ocala National Forest, such as a ribbon-cutting or jamboree.
  • Commercial - Uses such as filming a television commercial using one of our springs as a backdrop.

    In addition, other uses, such as easements and residences, require special permits.