Recreation Passes & Permits

National Forest Adventure Pass

The Recreation Fee Program, which includes the Adventure Pass, helps:

  • Conserve, protect, and restore natural and heritage resources
  • Enhance the visitor experiences by improving recreation opportunities and services

Wherever you live in Southern California, you're just a short drive away from a spectacular wildland adventure—recreating in the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests! Here you will find mountains as high as 11,500 feet, canyons, vast forests, lakes, waterfalls, rivers and streams, and a wealth of recreation activities—all waiting for you.

On the San Bernardino National Forest, you can enjoy hiking, camping, mountain biking, off-highway vehicle travel, picnicking, winter snow play, cross-country skiing and many other activities.

Your national forest lands are a unique and precious resource, yours to enjoy and take care of so that they will always be there...for present and future generations.

  • Forest Adventure Pass Daily Pass—Costs: $5 per day
  • Forest Adventure Pass Annual Pass—Costs: $30 Annually

Many of the facilities and services in San Bernardino National Forest are free. Some areas and facilities do require the Adventure Pass or other fees to help maintain, manage and improve the amenities that you enjoy.

Learn more about the Adventure Pass program and other recreation passes that might meet your needs as you enjoy your public lands.

National Recreation Passes

2023 Interagency Annual Pass 2023 Interagency Lifetime Military Pass2023 Interagency 4th Grade Pass - EKO 2023 Interagency Military Annual Pass 2023 Interagency Annual Card Image2023 Interagency Senior Annual Pass 2022 Interagency Lifetime Senior Pass 2022 Interagency Access Pass 2023 Interagency Volunteer Pass

National passes also known as America the Beautiful (ATB) passes are honored nationwide at Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish & Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard and expanded amenity fees.

There are several recreational 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.

Which Interagency Pass is Right for Me?
  • Your best value may be a single-day pass.
  • Or if you’re a frequent visitor to one or more sites, a multi-day pass or annual pass that covers a forest or region may be the best buy.
  • You may also qualify for one of the Interagency Lifetime Passes (Interagency Senior Pass or Interagency Access Pass).
  • The "Every Kid Outdoors" pass gives fourth graders free access to 2,000-plus federal recreation sites. Detailed information about that pass is available on the Every Kid Outdoors site.
  • Active military personnel and their dependents also qualify for an Interagency Annual Military Pass.
  • An Interagency Annual Pass aka America the Beautiful may be your best value if you plan to visit many different federal lands across the nation that include lands managed by other federal agencies.

The USGS Store provides Frequently Asked Questions about Recreational Passes. For more information about permits and passes, see our national Recreation Fees and Passes website.

  • Digital Passes For Adventure Pass Fee Sites Now Available

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    The San Bernardino National Forest is now offering digital passes for recreation fee sites! Purchase a day use digital pass prior to your visit or onsite at one of our fee locations (cell coverage dependent).

Forest Permits

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