Christmas Tree Permits for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Are Now Available

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Christmas Tree hunting. [Photo by Kevin Church]

Press release from the Shasta-Trinity National Forest Service:

Christmas tree permits for the Shasta-Trinity National Forest are available for purchase. There are several options to get a permit, including in person through a local business, on-line through recreation.gov, or by submitting a mail in request to your local Shasta-Trinity Forest Office.  Local businesses selling Christmas Tree permits are:

  • Redding: Redding Sports, LTD;
  • Weaverville: Crockett’s Up North Confectionary and Mercantile or Trinity Visitor Center;
  • McCloud: McCloud Outdoor Store;
  • Mount Shasta: Ramshaw’s Ace Hardware, Solano’s Do It Best Hardware, or The Fifth Season in.

To purchase a Christmas Tree permit visit www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/stnf. It is important to carefully read the overview and the need-to-know information prior to purchasing the permit. Visitors will need to set up, or login to, a Recreation.gov account to complete the transaction. Permits will be $10.00 plus a $2.50 service fee.  Fourth-grade students are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit for the $2.50 service fee under the “Every Kid Outdoors” program.

You can purchase a $10 permit through the mail by contacting your local Shasta-Trinity Forest office.  Fourth-grade students are eligible for a free Christmas Tree permit and may contact their local Forest Office to get a permit, unfortunately local businesses are unable to provide the “Every Kid Outdoors” free permit.  Please keep in mind that the timeframe for processing mail request may take up to two weeks.  For permits on the Lassen National Forest please visit the following website link for details: go.usa.gov/xGFG8, or contact the local Lassen National Forest Office.

The Shasta-Trinity NF website www.fs.usda.gov/goto/stnf/christmastreepermits also contains Christmas tree cutting information, designated cutting area maps, and Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM).  Please be respectful of private property, permits do not authorize cutting on private land.  Plan your trip as some areas remain closed because of existing hazards from wildfires.  A Christmas Tree permit does not authorize entrance into closed areas.  There are many closures on the forest currently. Please refer to the Alerts & Notices page on the Shasta-Trinity website for up-to-date information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/stnf/alerts-notices

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eyeheart (@disqus_fiuhap1bcq)
1 day ago

Sucks I can’t buy one for MNF online.

Grumpy Old GruntD
Grumpy Old Grunt (@grumpyoldgrunt_2)
1 day ago

Is there a senior discount ?