Passes & Permits
As stewards of your public lands, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest manages resources to meet sustainable resource management objectives. In order to manage these valuable resources and protect public health and safety, certain activities require permits and passes. Below are several activities where a permit or pass is needed.
In Washington and Oregon some national forest recreation sites require a day use fee. This section includes information about where fees are charged and which passes may be used to cover these fees.
- Snake River Private Powerboater reservations and permits
- Snake River Private Floatboat reservations and permits
- Wilderness visitor permits
- Commercial recreation special use permits for outfitters and guides.
- Other special use permits for group use or recreation event
- Recreation residences
- State SnoPark parking permits
- State OHV decals
- State Aquatic Invasive Species boat permits
- Commercial filming permits
- Use of drones or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for commercial filming
Forest product permits include those for:
- Woody materials - fuelwood, post and poles
- Christmas trees
- Edible material (berries, plants and mushrooms)
- Decorative materials (pine cones, grasses)
- Live plants
Recreation event (e.g. Bike rides, club activities, snowmobile events) and Outfitter and Guide proposals also require the issuance of a special use permit.
Some non-commercial group activities may need to obtain a recreation special use permit depending if they meet certain criteria. These criteria include whether the event is non-commercial, and based on the total number of participants and spectators.
Lands use authorizations include all commercial and private uses that do not involve recreation type activities. These include uses such as transmission lines, telephone lines, communication sites, fences, signs, irrigation ditches, spring developments...more