Fourth grade students who have an “Every Kid in a Park” (EKIP) pass may bring the pass to the district office to receive a free 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. The EKIP pass can be obtained at everykidinapark.gov. The paper pass can be exchanged for a plastic pass at the 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. USFS offices are not equipped to make change. There are no refunds.
The representative 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 in the forest. Roads may be muddy, snow packed and slick. Be prepared for winter driving conditions. For updates on availability, see fs.usda.gov/mantilasal.