National Forest Adventure Pass

The Adventure Pass is required for recreation use of the forest, its facilities and services. Passes are displayed upon the visitors parked vehicle. If no vehicle is parked, no pass is required. The fee does not apply to vehicles in tow. Since this is a recreational "use" fee and not a fee for "entry" to the National Forest, no pass is required for travel through, nor for activities that are "incidental" to thru-travel, such as stopping to take a photograph or use a restroom. Vehicles that do not display a valid pass in the windshield may receive a Notice of Non-compliance. There are exemptions to the requirement for an Adventure Pass. Larger developed recreation sites like campgrounds may require a separate fee.

Note: The Secretaries of Agriculture and Interior announced that Veterans Day November 11th will be a new permanent Free Day. Now there are four (4) Free Days annually. The new Veterans Day Free Day will always be observed on November 11th regardless of the day of the week upon which it falls. If you accidentally validate your Daily Adventure Pass for a "free" date, you may exchange it for a new Day Pass at any Forest Service office in Southern California. Campground and concessionaire fees still apply. Call the Arrowhead / Skyforest Ranger Station for more information about "free days" - (909) 337-2444. Free days for 2010 include:

  • June 5-6, 2010
  • August 14-15, 2010
  • September 25, 2010
  • November 11, 2010

The Adventure Pass Program helps:

    Conserve, protect, and restore natural and heritage resources Enhance the visitor experiences by improving recreation opportunities and services

Adventure Passes cover Standard Amenity Fees only for the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests. Interagency Passes cover Standard Amenity Fees charged at any National Forest nationwide AND all entry fees charged at National Parks, Monuments and US Wildlife Refuges nationwide.

Daily Passes are hangtags, designed to be self-validating. Visitors scratch off the day and month of their visit upon reaching their forest destination. This design allows Daily Passes to be conveniently obtained in advance of the outing to the forest. The pass is good until 10 a.m. the morning after it is used. Cost: $5.00

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Annual Passes are validated at the time of purchase by the seller. These passes are valid until the end of the month of purchase in the following year. This pass is designed to be used as either a hangtag or a peel-off bumper sticker. Cost: $30.00

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Second Vehicle Passes are validated at the time of purchase by the seller. The buyer must show their Annual Pass when buying a Second Vehicle Pass. These passes are valid until the end of the month shown on the buyer's Annual Pass. Cost: $5.00

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