Passes & Permits

  • Recreation Passes and Permit

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    The Interagency Passes are honored nationwide at all Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish & Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees.

  • Campfire Permits

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    A campfire permit is required for campfire use, except when camping in a developed campground.

  • Forest Product Permits

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    Collecting and removing forest products requires a permit. Forest products include items such as, firewood, edible material, decorative material, minerals, plants, and other woody material.

  • Wilderness Permits

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    Emigrant, Carson-Iceberg, and Mokelumne Wildernesses are three areas of public land designated by Congress to be as free as possible from the impacts of human use. Travel is by foot or horseback. Motorized or mechanized vehicles are not permitted in these areas.

  • White Water Rafting Permits

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    All floaters (kayakers and rafters) are required to have a permit between May 1 and October 15. Beginning Feb. 2, 2021, visitors should request reservations here or visit on Permit holders must carry a front-and-back copy of the permit (print or digital) to show agency staff at any time during their trip. Learn more about guidelines for boating the Tuolumne River. (If you are planning your visit with an outfitter and guide, check with them for permit information.)

  • Special Uses Permits

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    Certain types of uses of public lands require “Special Use Authorizations”. These include commercial activities such as filming, outfitter guiding, research, and recreation events.

Christmas Tree Permits:

The Stanislaus National Forest is pleased to participate in this years Christmas Tree Permit. For 2023, permits are ONLY available through, are free ( charges a $2.50 fee). Visit Stanislaus National Forest Christmas Tree Permit in California - to get your permit.

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