Passes & Permits
A variety of Federal Recreational Land Passes provide opportunities to help you enjoy your National Forest and can save you money.
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.
Tahoe National Forest provides a variety of land use and commercial or organized recreation opportunities which may require a special use permit.
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 www.PreventWildfireCA.org.
Fuelwood Cutting on the Tahoe National Forest.
The Granite Chief Wilderness is one of the few wilderness areas where a permit is not required for entry or camping.
Fee Free Days
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Jan. 16, 2023
- President's Day: Feb. 20, 2023
- National Get Outdoors Day: June 10, 2023
- Juneteenth: June 19, 2023
- National Public Lands Day: Sept. 23, 2023
- Veterans Day: Nov. 11, 2023