Passes & Permits

Recreation Passes & Permits

2021 Interagency Annual Pass 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 usually required for the use of campfires, charcoal fires or portable gas stoves. This is called a California Campfire Permit.

Fuelwood Permits

fuelwood permitThe San Bernardino National Forest allows wood products to be gathered and collected with a permit."



Wilderness Permits

Wilderness permitThe San Jacinto, San Gorgonio, and Cucamonga wilderness areas require a free wilderness permit for day hiking 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 2021 dates are: