Passes & Permits

Fees may be charged and permits required for some activities and locations. Business permittees, such as campground concessionaires and outfitter guides must have the appropriate permits in order to provide a service on National Forest Lands. Permits are required to remove forest products such as firewood, rocks and minerals, transplants and decorative wood. Please contact the appropriate Ranger District office for more information on permits required.

Graphic: Image of bighorn sheep crossing a river on front of recreation pass.

Recreation Passes

Most national forests and grasslands are open, free of charge, for your use and enjoyment. Fees may be charged and permits required for some activities and developed locations. 

Truck with cut trees in truckbed

Forest Product Permits

Prior to removing forest products for personal use from National Forest System lands, visitors are required to purchase a permit such as a Christmas tree or firewood permit.

Runners take off at the start of the annual Scott Trot.


Permits may be required for certain special activities, such as large groups, educational activities, or film-making.  
Creek in the grass within Lost Creek Wilderness

Other Permits

Recreation Residences & information about the Forest Service "Plant-A-Tree" Program that permits individuals and groups to donate money for the planting of trees on National Forests.