Passes & Permits

Recreation Passes & Permits

Annual Passes 2018 A variety of Federal Recreational Land Passes provide opportunities to help you enjoy your National Forest and can save you money.

Forest Product Permits

Forest productsCollecting products on National Forest System lands for commercial and private use requires a Forest Product Permit. Commonly requested permits are for posts and pinecones.

Event/Commercial Permits

Special Use PermitsSan Bernardino National Forest provides a variety of land use and commercial or organized recreation opportunities which may require a special use permit.

Campfire Permits

CampfireCampfire Permits are required for the use of campfires, charcoal fires or portable gas stoves outside a designated recreation sites. These are free and are available at all Forest Service, BLM, or CAL FIRE offices, or online at

Fuelwood Permits

fuelwood permit The San Bernardino National Forest does allow wood products to be gathered and collected with a permit.



Wilderness Permits

Wilderness permitThe San Jacinto, Santa Rosa, San Gorgonio, and Cucamonga Wilderness Areas require a free wilderness permit for dayhiking and overnight camping. 


Fee-Free Days

The Forest Service waives recreation fees at most day-use sites on lands managed by the agency. Participation by concession-operated sites may vary. The 2020 dates are: