Passes & Permits

Recreation Passes & Permits

Recreation Passes & Permits In Washington and Oregon, some national forest recreation sites require a day use fee. There are currently no recreation fee sites on the Ochoco National Forest or the Crooked River National Grassland. On the Deschutes National Forest, recreation fee sites require a pass from May 1st to September 30th every year.

This section links you to the Deschutes National Forest website to find out where fees are charged and which passes can be used to cover those fees.

Recreation fees are used to fund numerous projects on National Forests System lands.

Forest Products Permits

Forest products are forest resources not associated with traditional timber products but are used for personal, commercial, and scientific purposes. Examples include firewood, Christmas trees, transplants, cones, posts and poles, tree boughs, mushrooms, and ornamental cuttings. 

For some products, personal use permits are free. For other products, or for commercial use, a fee is charged. Go to Forest Products Permits.

Event/Commercial Permits

A special use permit is required when you ask for special privileges on National Forest land. Examples include gatherings of 75 people or more, operating a business, using the Forest for financial gain, and commercial filming. Go to Event/Commercial Permits

Other Permits

This section includes information on permits for other uses such as electrical easements, minerals, etc. Go to Other Permits

Please contact the appropriate Forest Service office for information about any permits not listed here.