Passes & Permits

The White Mountain National Forest strives to preserve and protect the many resources of the Forest, while at the same time making those resources available to the public for a variety of uses and experiences. In order to balance the many demands on the Forest, and to promote sustainable management of our local resources, fees and/or permits may be required for the occupancy and special uses of Forest Service land. 


Local passes and permits related to recreating on the Forest.

Forest Products

Permits related to various types of forest product gathering, such as Christmas trees, firewood gathering, and recreational mineral and gold panning.

Events and Commercial Permits

Filming, Group use, and Outfitter Guide information.


Permits for other items, such as driveway or power line right of ways.  Please contact the appropriate District Ranger office for more information on other permits not listed.