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Passes & Permits

Hiker standing on a rock viewing a cloudy sunset behind the mountains.

The Alaska Region is home to the Chugach and Tongass national forests and contains some of the most expansive wilderness in the country, offering a variety of unique recreational opportunities. To manage resources properly, the Forest Service has three specialized programs offering three types of permits: Recreation, Special Use, and Forest Product.


Visit these pages for additional information regarding these types of permits.