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.
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:
- Columbia River Gorge NSA
- Colville National Forest
- Deschutes National Forest
- Fremont-Winema National Forests
- Gifford Pinchot National Forest
- Malheur (No Sites Require a Pass)
- Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
- Mt. Hood National Forest
- Ochoco National Forest (No Sites Require a Pass)
- Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests
- Olympic National Forest
- Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
- Siuslaw National Forest
- Umatilla National Forest
- Umpqua National Forest
- Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
- Willamette National Forest