Sunday, October 4, 2009

Northwest Forest Pass

Going for a hike in the mountains outside Seattle? You may need a pass for parking.

The Northwest Forest Pass is a yearly pass allowing access to many of the popular trailhead parking lots along I-90 (mainly the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest) plus select National Forests in Washington and Oregon.


$30 annually

Where to Purchase the Pass
- Forest Service offices
- REI Stores
- North Bend Chevron and Shell Stations (off I-90 Exit 31)
- Additional Locations

- Honored at all Forest Service entrance or day-use fee sites in the Washington and Oregon region - see full list below.
- Interchangeable between vehicles in the same household.
- Frequent visitors of national forests may save money by buying an annual pass.
- Reduces Forest Service administrative costs therefore allowing more dollars to go toward improvements at recreation sites.

Validated upon purchase - Valid for one year from the last day of the month issued.

- Admits pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle.
- For per-person sites, the visitor presents the actual validated pass, which admits pass holder, spouse, children and parents.

Valid for the following Recreation Areas/Forests: