WHEREVER 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 PASS.

PLEASE NOTE:
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.

NATIONAL FOREST ADVENTURE PASS

click here for the official National Forest Adventure Pass homepage

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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 Pass?

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 available?

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 office.

How do I get more Information?

For more information about the National Forest Adventure Pass, call your local Forest Service office or click 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) 382-2600

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).