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Annual Northwest Forest Pass            (National Forests in WA and OR ONLY)

Annual Northwest Forest Pass (National Forests in WA and OR ONLY)

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Are you a frequent visitor to recreation day-use sites on national forests in Washington and Oregon? The Annual Northwest Forest Pass (for "day-use") will save you time, money, and the need to pay at each fee site! Your purchase also helps the Forest Service operate and maintain the sites you visit. Not sure if your destination requires a pass? Check the list of participating national forests below.

The Annual Northwest Forest Pass is honored at all Forest Service day-use sites in Washington and Oregon where where "Recreation Pass required" signs are posted (including the Mount St. Helens Visitor Center).

  • Honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required.
  • Allows the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle use of the recreation facilities.
  • Allows the pass holder use of recreation facilities at per-person sites. Other members in the party must pay the per-person fee.
  • One free decal may be issued per Annual Northwest Forest Pass for users who have an open-topped vehicle (Jeeps, etc.), or motorcycles. Decals are available at Forest Service offices.
  • Passes are NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
The Annual Northwest Forest Pass does not cover fees or permits for opportunities such as:
  • Sno-Parks (winter season)
  • Group Camping and Organized Activities
  • Developed Campgrounds or Cabin Rentals
  • Special activities including: Backcountry, Wilderness, Climbing, or River travel*
  • Harvesting Christmas trees or forest products
  • Some concessionaire operated sites and activities
Note: Annual Northwest Forest Passes are mailed to customers. No printable Annual passes are available at this time.

New! Looking for a convenient one-day pass? The self-issuing, printable National Forest Recreation ePass is now available.

Participating Forests: (click for details)

Columbia River Gorge NSA
Colville National Forest
Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests
Fremont-Winema National Forests
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Malheur National Forest
Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Mount Hood National Forest
Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests
Olympic National Forest
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest (No Sites Require a Pass)
Siuslaw National Forest
Umatilla National Forest
Umpqua National Forest
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
Willamette National Forest

Annual Northwest Forest Pass benefits:

  • Honored at all Forest Service operated recreation sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required.
  • Allows the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle use of the recreation facilities.
  • Allows the pass holder use of recreation facilities at per-person sites. Other members in the party must pay the per-person fee.
  • Interchangeable between vehicles in the same household.
  • Frequent visitors of national forests may save money by buying an annual pass.
  • Reduces Forest Service administrative costs therefore allowing more dollars to go toward improvements at recreation sites.
  • One free decal may be issued per Annual Northwest Forest Pass for visitors who have an open topped vehicle (Jeeps, etc), or motorcycles. Decals are available at Forest Service offices only.
  • *Permitted activities and opportunities may vary by Forest, contact a Forest Service Office for details.

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Average Customer Review: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 (2 Reviews)
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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 FYI, in addition to the previous review
Reviewer: C Strickland (Ellensburg, WA)
Date: 4-12-2012

In WA & OR, this is not the only pass you'll need...in addition to what the previous review said about the private concession fees. There is a separate 'pass' for state park lands, another one for coastal byways, and of course, the one for the National Parks. To make this even more confusing, the state parks, natl forest & natl park land often blends from one to another, making this whole pass issue a real mess. If you are traveling here in the winter, you need yet another one to park at 'sno-parks', even though these are in the national forest, and technically, you would think the annual NW forest pass would apply. That said, I've only ever been asked for my pass at the Natl Parks, and I'm in the National Forest & at the coast all the time.

3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beware of concessionaire fees in some places
Reviewer: John Stark (Bellingham, WA)
Date: 2-10-2012

We were not pleased to discover that some parking areas within the National Forests are operated by concessionaires who want to collect additional parking fees even if you have this pass. That was our experience last summer at Horseshoe Cove, Baker Lake, Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest.

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When will you ship my order?

If you order on a business day before 3:00 p.m. (Pacific), we will ship it the same day. Otherwise, we will ship it the following business day.

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Shipping costs will be calculated as you checkout, but before you enter your credit card number. Rates are based on the weight and destination of your order and include a fee of $1.50 for shipping and handling. Duties and customs charges are the responsibility of the recipient.

Can I print out my pass?

NEW! Need your National Forest Recreation Day Pass right away? The self-issuing, printable National Forest Recreation ePass is now available.
Our other recreation passes are sold as hard-copy only, so please allow enough time to receive them in the mail before you need them.

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Delivery estimates are based on ship date, not original order date.

US Mail Options & Delivery Times

First Class

2 - 9 business days*

Priority Mail

2 - 3 business days

Express Mail

1 - 2 business days

Global Express

3 - 5 business days (international only)

 

UPS Options & Delivery Times**

Ground

1 -5 business days*

3 Day Select

3 business days

2nd Day Air

2 business days

Next Day Air

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* 1 - 2 business days within WA
** UPS does not accept packages addressed to PO boxes.

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