Passes & Permits


Fall Color 2015The Ottawa National Forest manages resources to meet sustainable resource management objectives. Management protects natural resource values, public health and safety, and is consistent with the Forest land and resource management plans outlined in the Forest Plan. In order to meet these objectives, permits may be required for the occupancy and use of Forest Service land. Additionally, passes assist in funding certain management projects.

Recreation:  Local Passes and Permits related to recreating on the forest.

Forest Products: Edible material, Decorative material, Minerals, Plants, Woody material (includes Christmas tree and Firewood permit information).

Events and Commercial Permits: Filming, Group use, and Outfitter guide information

Other Permits: for other items such as electrical easements, etc. Please contact the appropriate Ranger District Office for information on other permits not listed.