Now you can get U.S. Forest Service pass onlineIt can be very frustrating setting out on that family hike only to find when you get to the trailhead that you have to buy a pass to park your car. Problem is, no one is around to take your money, and there are no passes in sight.
Now the U.S. Forest Service is selling its one-day recreation pass for Washington and Oregon national forests online. Now you get up, see that it's gorgeous weather for a hike and simply buy your pass online before you get on the road. It's a convenient service because many Forest Service sites and trailheads require a pass.
It's the National Forest Recreation ePass and it's being sold through a partnership of Discovery Your Northwest and the Forest Service.
It costs just $5 for a day pass that you can print at home to use that day. You simply give them the date and the vehicle, print it out and you're all set. In the past hikers have had to find a store or ranger station in the area to obtain a pass.
National forests in Washington that are participating in the ePass include Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest; Olympic National Forest, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. It's also possible to get an annual national forest pass and you can find more information on the U.S. Forest Service website.
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