Activities | Camp
| Permits & Passes
$5.00 daily pass
$30.00 annual pass
charges incurred for using our Southern California National Forests
are somewhat controversial. However, it is a reality for the time
being. A trial program introduced in 1997 by the Forest Service
is currently in place for these much used Southern California
parks and will remain in effect until further notice.
At least 80% of Adventure Pass fees collected will be used
specifically for the intended parks listed on the pass. These
charges are needed for:
- repair facilities
- protection of woodlands
- restoration of the forest
strong opposition to the
Recreation Fee Demonstration program
The pass must be displayed on your cars rear view mirror while
parked on National Forest lands. The fees for Camp/Picnic grounds
are not covered under this pass & must be paid separate.
Additional stickers for your second vehicle or motorcycle can
be purchased for a fee of $5.00
Sometimes a wilderness permit serves as your fire permit. Other
Wilderness area regulations may require you to have both a fire
and wilderness permit. In wilderness areas where no Wilderness
permit is required, you must always have a campfire permit to
build a fire or to utilize a backpack stove.
Passes may be purchased at most NF Ranger Stations and Sporting Goods stores as well as many
general stores in the vicinity of the forest. Look for the stickers
in the merchants' window to identify the ones that sell Passes.
opposition to Fees
Forest Service Access Fees
To Pay or not to Pay
Forest Fees are First Step Toward Commercialized
The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club has made terminating the
Adventure Pass a priority item.
To learn how you can stop fees in our national
forests, contact Sierra Club Vice Chair Alan Aronson at 310-322-2323.
- BlueRibbon Coalition
By re-defining what "roadless" is, government intends to lock up as Wilderness as much as 60,000,000 acres.
Recreation for Profit - USFS
new view on lands