Passes & Permits

  • Recreation Passes & Permits

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    A variety of Federal Recreational Land Passes provide opportunities to help you enjoy your National Forest and can save you money.

  • Forest Product Permits

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    Collecting products on National Forest System lands for commercial and private use requires a Forest Product Permit. Commonly requested permits are for mushrooms, posts, poles and rails, and pinecones.

  • Special Use Permits

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    Tahoe National Forest provides a variety of land use and commercial or organized recreation opportunities which may require a special use permit.

  • Campfire Permits

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    Campfire Permits are required for the use of campfires, charcoal fires or portable gas stoves outside a designated recreation sites. These are free and are available at all Forest Service, BLM, or CAL FIRE offices, or online at

  • Woodcutting Permits

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    Fuelwood Cutting on the Tahoe National Forest.

  • Wilderness Permits

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    The Granite Chief Wilderness is one of the few wilderness areas where a permit is not required for entry or camping.

Fee Free Days

  • January 17, 2022: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 21, 2022: President's Day
  • June 11, 2022: National Get Outdoors Day
  • September 24, 2022: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11, 2022: Veterans Day