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. Recreation.gov 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 recreation.gov 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 a monument, memorial, or commemorative plaque or bench along trails, overlooks, roadways, or other public place has become an increasingly common practice to memorialize loved ones and important events. This practice can have great significance for friends, family, or people close to the event. For others, memorials can impact their experience, particularly when they are found in natural settings. For this reason, and due to the increase in requests for such memorials across National Forest lands, we are unable to permit them.  

In lieu of placing a monument or memorial on public land, we invite you to consider honoring the person or event in ways that contribute to the natural environment of the national forest, such as planting trees: https://www.fs.fed.us/working-with-us/donations 

At times, a memorial may be appropriate to mark a nationally or regionally significant event, to identify points of interest, or provide information about local history. In these instances, it may be acceptable to permit a memorial on National Forest System lands; contact our office to learn more. 

Memorials or other commemorative items left on public land may be a violation of 36 CFR 261.10