Passes & Permits

Recreation Permits

Recreation opportunities in the Intermountain Region can take you from weeklong whitewater rafting adventures to quiet hikes among wildflowers and thrilling ATV rides. Many of the facilities and services associated with these opportunities are free. Some do require fees or permits to help maintain, manage and improve the amenities that you enjoy.

Interagency Recreation Passes are honored nationwide at all Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and US Fish & Wildlife Service sites that charge entrance or standard amenity fees.

There are several pass options to consider. To make the best choice on which pass to purchase, you should think about your recreation plans for the next year. National passes cover entrance fees found at federal recreation areas such as National Parks and wildlife refuges. They also cover the use of facilities and services at many day use sites on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands.

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Set of 5 American the Beautiful Recreation Passes

Options for the variety of passes:

  • Interagency Annual Pass

  • Interagency Military Annual Pass

  • Interagency Annual Senior Pass

  • Interagency Annual Lifetime Senior Pass

  • Interagency Access Pass

  • Interagency Volunteer Pass

  • Interagency Every Kid in the Park 4th grade Pass


Forest Product Permits

Wood Cutting Permits

Woodcutting, a popular family outing in the Region, starts early in the summer and continues through the fall.  This is an inexpensive way to heat your house this winter or to have as an alternative heating source if a power failure were to occur.  Permits are required in order to cut firewood on public lands. Contact your local Forest Service office for permit information and costs. 

Christmas Tree Permits

Christmas tree cutting is a fun and exciting adventure with your friends or family.  Looking for that perfect tree to display in your house can bring everyone together.  So before you head to your local Christmas tree lot or go to buy a fake tree, think about the smell, the joy, and the memories of cutting your own tree this year.  Christmas Tree Permits generally go on sale in November on forests throughout the Intermountain Region. A permit is required before cutting a Christmas tree.