Passes & Permits

Stewardship of your natural and recreational resources in the Osceola National Forest means that many of those resources must be carefully managed. Whether it's a limit of how and where timber can be removed, or what a reasonable capacity of users is in a recreation area, 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 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.

Recreation Program Fee Accomplishment Report 2014