Permits will not be available by mail or phone order.
Fourth graders who have an “Every Kid in a Park” pass, may bring the pass to a district office to receive a free Christmas tree permit. Free permits will be issued until the supply is exhausted. A parent or guardian at least 18 years old should accompany the fourth grader. Also, the tag cannot be issued without the fourth grader who has been issued the EKIP pass. The EKIP pass can be obtained at https://everykidinapark.gov. The paper pass can be exchanged for a plastic pass at a district office, which allows fourth graders free access to federal lands and waters across the country for a full year.
There is a limit of three permits per person. Purchasers will need to provide a credit or debit card, check or exact change. Forest Service offices are not equipped to make change. There are no refunds.
The person selling tags will issue each purchaser a map and cutting instructions. Customers traveling long distances for permits should call in advance to determine if permits are still available. Vehicle access, except for snow machines, must be confined to established roads on the forest. Roads may be muddy, snow packed and slick.