Recreation Passes & Permits

Where are recreation day use fees charged?

To purchase online click on the "BUY" buttons. For more information click on the individual passes.

Recreation Passes

Link to buy Interagency Annual Pass at Discover Your Northwest Link to buy Day ePass online at Discover Your Northwest and print at home Link to buy Annual Northwest Forest Pass at USGS Link to buy National Forest Day Pass online at Discover Your Northwest and have it mailed to you. Link to more information on Interagency Annual Pass. Link to more information on Interagency Military Pass. Link to more information on Interagency Senior Pass. Link to more information on Interagency Access Pass. Link to more information on Day ePass and National Forest Recreation Pass. Link to more information on Day ePass and National Forest Recreation Pass. Link to more information on Annual Northwest Forest Pass. Link to more information on Oregon Pacific Coast Passports. Link to more information on Newberry National Volcanic Monument Pass. Link to more information on Interagency 4th Grade Pass.

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What types of recreation passes are available and how do I decide?

Are there any Free Days? Fees are waived at Forest Service-managed day use sites to celebrate specific events.

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:

There are two types of entry permits required between the Friday before Memorial Day and October 31 for entering all wildernesses in the Willamette National Forest.

  • In 2020, limited-entry permits are required on the Obsidian and Pamelia Lake areas. 

  • Starting in 2021, Central Cascades Wilderness Permits will be required between the Friday before Memorial Day and the last Friday in September 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.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/willamette/passes-permits/recreation