The Tahoe National Forest is a scenic region in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. It offers a range of recreational activities to visitors such as hiking, skiing, bird watching, camping and biking. Many of the recreational activities on offer at Tahoe National Forest are free of charge. But some require fees or permits to help improve the amenities on offer to visitors.
What National Passes Cover
Before you purchase a recreation pass or permit, you should consider your plans before you arrive at the Tahoe National Forest. National passes cover the cost of entrance fees at National Parks and wildlife refuges.
In addition, National passes cover facilities and services that are available at day use sites located on Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands throughout Tahoe National Forest. If you are looking for value for money as you travel across the country throughout the year, consider buying an Interagency Annual Pass.
Interagency Senior Pass
If you are aged 62 or above and are a Permanent Resident or citizen of the United States, you qualify for an Interagency Senior Pass. It costs $10 for a lifetime Interagency Senior Pass. In order to obtain an Interagency Senior Pass, you must apply in person at a national forest or grassland office, show proof of age and be willing to supply proof of ID each time you use your Interagency Senior Pass.
An Interagency Pass is free of charge to eligible Permanent Residents or United States citizens with a qualifying disability, such as blindness or another permanent disability, and supply documentary proof to show the nature of their disability at the time they apply for an Interagency Pass.
According to the US Forest Service, Interagency Pass holders are able to gain admittance nationwide at any Forest Service, National Park Service Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish & Wildlife Service Sites.
Campfire and Firewood Permits
Campers who wish to light campfires outside developed campgrounds or recreation areas on public land and cut firewood for their own personal use, must obtain campfire and firewood permits. By obtaining campfire and/or firewood permits, you are agreeing to abide by the rules and regulations. Firewood permits allow permit holders to gather dead wood on Tahoe National Forest Land, except for Wilderness areas, recreation and administrative sites.
Make sure you obtain the necessary permits and passes before you arrive. To learn more about passes and permits in the Tahoe National Forest, click here for more details.
Tahoe National Forest. Passes & Permits.