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National Forest Recreation ePass  (National Forests in Washington and Oregon only)

National Forest Recreation ePass (National Forests in Washington and Oregon only)

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the sale of Northwest Forest Recreation ePasses have been temporarily suspended. The U.S. Forest Service is increasing services and access on a forest by forest basis. Before visiting a forest, please check the forest website to determine its operating status.

Need your National Forest Recreation Day Pass right away? Get an ePass!

Getting an ePass is easy. Just fill in your information and print it now, or print it later using an order confirmation link you will receive via e-mail.

IMPORTANT: Your National Forest Recreation ePass must be printed within 2 days of purchase. After 2 days, the link to the pass expires and you will not be able to print or reprint your pass. No refunds are available for ePasses. If you will not print your ePass within 2 days from the purchase date, wait to place your order. We ask that you plan ahead and visit the U.S. Forest Service web site for more specific information and updates about your destination before placing your ePass order.

The National Forest Recreation ePass is honored at all Forest Service recreation day-use sites in Washington and Oregon where "Recreation Pass required" signs are posted.

The ePass:

  • Is a printable pass intended for immediate use.
  • Covers the pass holder and any accompanying passengers at per-vehicle sites.
  • Is valid until midnight of the date printed on the pass.
Display the ePass:
  • Place on vehicle dashboard so that it is visible and readable.
  • Place multiple passes on the vehicle dashboard if your stay covers consecutive days.
Valid National Forest Recreation ePasses:
  • The ePass is valid only for the date specified at purchase.
  • The ePass is valid only for the vehicle specified during purchase.
  • Is currently not available for open topped vehicles such as jeeps and motorcycles.
  • Any modifications to the printed ePass will void the ePass.
  • Any attempt to electronically change information on the ePass is strictly prohibited.
  • The National Forest Recreation ePass is non-refundable, non-transferable to another vehicle, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.
The National Forest Recreation ePass 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, climbing, Wilderness, or river travel*
  • Harvesting Christmas trees or forest products
  • Recreation on state lands.
  • Johnston Ridge Observatory

Participating Forests: (click for details)

Columbia River Gorge NSA
Colville National Forest
Deschutes & Ochoco National Forests
Fremont- Winema National Forest
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

National Forest Recreation ePass benefits:

  • Convenient to purchase and use.
  • Available immediately, eliminating the need to pre-purchase a pass or stop at national forest offices or vendors on the way to your destination.
  • Helps the Forest Service improve and maintain those recreation sites and facilities you visit in Oregon and Washington.

Recreation Day Use Free Days
Fees are waived at Forest Service-managed day use sites on the following days:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President's Day Weekend
  • National Trails Day
  • National Get Outdoors Day
  • National Public Lands Day
  • Veterans Day Weekend

*Permitted activities and opportunities may vary by Forest, contact a Forest Service Office for details.

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Call: (877) 874-6775
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(Mon thru Fri, 8-4 Pacific)

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When will you ship my order?

If you order on a business day before 12:00 p.m. (Pacific), we will ship it the same day. Otherwise, we will ship it the following business day.

When will my order be delivered?

We ship from our location in Seattle. Please check with USPS or UPS for their delivery service guarantee.

What will the shipping cost?

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?

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

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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**


1 -5 business days*

3 Day Select

3 business days

2nd Day Air

2 business days

Next Day Air

Next business day


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

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