Passes & Permits

Recreation Passes & Permits

In Washington and Oregon, some national forest recreation sites require a day use fee. The Recreation Passes & Permits section includes information about where fees are charged and which passes may be used to cover these fees. allows you to book many campsites, cabins, tours, and permits at over 2,700 facilities nationwide. Online reservations for some sites on the Siuslaw National Forest can be obtained at or call 1-877-444-6777.

Special Forest Products

Special Forest Products include firewood, mushrooms, moss, transplants, Christmas trees, cones, and boughs. These are forest resources not associated with timber sale contracts but are used for personal, commercial, and scientific purposes. This permit is required whenever you plan to sell forest products. Also, some products are rare enough or in high enough demand that they also require a permit. If you are unsure whether you need a special forest products permit, please contact us.

Event/Commercial Permits

A special use permit is required when you are asking for special privileges on National Forest land. Examples include gatherings of 75 people or more, operating a business, using the forest for financial gain, and commercial filming. If you are unsure whether you need a special use permit, please contact us.

Road Use Permits

Using a National Forest System Road (NFSR) for commercial hauling requires a permit or written authorization.

Memorials, Plaques, Honoraria or Commemorative Monuments

The placement of and requests for placing private memorials or similar forms of remembrance on the forest continue to rise. The Forest Service understands the emotion associated with losing a close friend or family member, and the desire to memorialize an individual or event.

While the placement of a monument or memorial on public land may help some individuals through difficult times, these memorials are generally of significance to only those most closely tied to a specific person or event. Others may feel that memorials intrude on their experience of the forest. For this and other reasons, the placement of monuments or memorials on National Forest System lands are not permitted. In lieu of placing a monument or memorial on public land, the Forest Service asks that you consider honoring the person or event in ways that do not have a lasting impact on the landscape or other visitors’ experiences such as honoring your loved one through trees planted in memory:

At times, a memorial may be appropriate to mark a nationally or regionally significant event, or preserving points of interest and providing information to the general public about local history. In these instances, it may be acceptable to permit a memorial on National Forest System lands.

Memorials or other commemorative items left on public land may be a violation of 43 CFR 2990.1-2 Unauthorized Use, or 43 CFR 8365.1-2 Unattended Personal Property