Recreation Passes & Permits

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Question Mark with Question textWhat types of recreation passes are available and how do I decide?

Northwest Forest Passes (Oregon & Washington)

  • Day Pass

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    Day ePass and National Forest Day Pass ($5) - Day use pass honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required.

    Buy ePass - (Print at home. *Must be printed within 2 days of purchase.)  

  • Annual Pass

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    ($30) - Annual pass honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required.

Interagency Passes

Locations to Buy Passes from Local Vendors

Buy a Pass from a Local Vendor

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If you'd prefer buying a recreation pass in person, we've got you covered! Here are over 100 locations in Oregon and Washington where you can pick up a pass.

 

If you'd prefer buying a recreation pass in person, we've got you covered! Here are over 100 locations in Oregon and Washington where you can pick up a pass.

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Where does the money go? Recreation fee revenues make a difference.

How can I get involved? The Pacific Northwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee provides recommendations concerning recreation fees.

Wilderness Permits

The Wilderness Permits page has more information about the two types of wilderness permits below:

  • Central Cascades Wilderness Permits will be required from June 15-Oct. 15 for all overnight use in the Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness areas. Some day-use in these wilderness areas also require these permits.

  • At all other wilderness areas and outside the Central Cascades Wilderness Permit season, free, unlimited self-issue permits at trailheads are required.

For more information on the eight wilderness areas on the Willamette National Forest, visit our wilderness section.

Other Recreation Fees and Permits:

Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Permits
Operating an Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) on public land requires an Oregon OHV permit. This is in addition to any forest passes or fees that may be required.

Sno-Park Permit
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) requires a Sno-Park Permit to park at many snow covered recreation sites from November through April.