YOU LIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, YOU'RE JUST A SHORT DRIVE AWAY FROM A SPECTACULAR
WILDLANDS ADVENTURE. MOUNTAINS AS HIGH AS 10,000 FEET, CANYONS, VAST FOREST LANDS, LAKES,
WATERFALLS, RIVERS AND STREAMS, AND A WEALTH OF RECREATION ACTIVITIES FROM CYCLING TO
SKIING -- ALL WAITING FOR YOU IN YOUR NATIONAL FORESTS.
THESE PRECIOUS LANDS ARE A UNIQUE RESOURCE, OURS TO
ENJOY AND TAKE CARE OF SO THAT THEY WILL ALWAYS BE THERE...FOR US, FOR OUR CHILDREN, AND
FOR THEIR CHILDREN.
THAT'S THE REASON FOR THE NATIONAL FOREST ADVENTURE
The information contained on this page
is from the Forest Service Adventure Pass brochure. The SGWA
strongly believes much more funding is necessary to properly protect and
maintain forest resources and to provide recreation services demanded by the
ever increasing number of forest visitors. While the Adventure Pass
Program may have some disadvantages, it definitely has a lot of advantages,
including being the only current source of additional funding essential to
taking proper care of the forest and providing demanded public services.
The SGWA encourages those who dislike the Adventure Pass Program to ask
their Congressional representatives to support much higher direct funding of
National Forest recreation and resource protection costs if the
Adventure Pass Program is discontinued.
FOREST ADVENTURE PASS
here for the official National Forest Adventure Pass homepage
USDA FOREST SERVICE FEE
What is the National Forest Adventure Pass?
It's a recreation pass for visitors using the Angeles,
Cleveland, Los Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests. The Pass is to be displayed on
visitors' vehicles and is available in two forms: a daily pass for $5.00 and an annual
pass good for one year from the month of purchase for $30.00.
Why Is the Pass needed?
National Forest lands are special places, used and enjoyed
by millions of people each year. And as our population grows, so does demand for the
forests. However, at the same time that we have sharply increasing demand, we have
drastically decreasing budgets -- a 30% decrease since 1994. That means there are fewer
dollars and fewer people to maintain facilities such as restrooms, campground and trails
at even minimum standards.
To address this need, Congress passed legislation in 1996
authorizing a recreation fee pilot project, that allows the National Forests collect fees
for recreation use and invest them locally. Your money will be used right here to improve
and maintain the land we all care about.
This legislation is a remarkable opportunity for you and
the Forest Service to work together to improve the quality of your recreation experience
and enhance the protection of the forests we treasure.
We are very excited and very serious about the National
Forest Adventure Pass because it represents a genuine opportunity for us to work in
partnership with you to maintain and care for the forests we all own and love -- today and
into the future
How will I see what you're doing with the money?
Look for special signs identifying Another National
Forest Adventure Pass Investment Project. Thanks for your Support!
The Forest Service will also be using a variety of other
communications methods including written reports and announcements in the media.
Who needs to purchase a National Forest Adventure
This is a pass to use our local National Forests.
All forest visitors are required to display the Pass in their vehicles when parked on the
Forest for recreation purposes
You will not need a Pass when you are traveling through the
Forest but not stopping. When you are parked at your residence or at an organization camp
in its permitted area, or are in an area covered by a special use permit.
A Pass is not required for people stopping for information
at Ranger stations, visitor centers, and other Forest Service offices, or for off-road
(green sticker) vehicles. Volunteers and educational institutions, such as school buses
that bring children to the Forest for an outing, are also exempt.
What about places like ski resorts and campgrounds,
where I already pay?
You don't need a Pass while parked at places where a
site-specific fee is already charged. If you're uncertain whether or not you need a Pass,
please call your local Forest Service office.
Where is the national forest Adventure Pass
Passes are available at Forest Service offices, by mail and
a variety of local vendors. Just look for the signs, or call your nearest Forest Service
How do I get more Information?
For more information about the National
Forest Adventure Pass, call your local Forest Service office or
here for the official National Forest Adventure Pass homepage.
Angeles National Forest (818) 574-5200
Cleveland National Forest (619) 673-6180
Los Padres National Forest (805) 683-6711
San Bernardino National Forest - (909)
The United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service is a diverse organization committed to equal opportunity
in employment and program delivery. USDA prohibits discrimination on the basis of race,
color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political affiliation and familial
status. Persons believing they have been discriminated against should contact the
Secretary, US Department of Agriculture. Washington, DC 20250, or call (800) 245-6340
(voice), or (202) 720-1127 (TTD).