Siskiyou County - Mount Shasta

2021 Christmas Tree Cutting Permit Information

The California Welcome Center will not be selling Christmas Tree Permits for 2021.  Below are options for purchasing Christmas Tree Permits and links for more information. We wish you and your families a safe and healthy holiday season. 

Shasta-Trinity National Forest:

Christmas Tree Permits for Shasta-Trinity National Forest go on sale November 1 and are valid through December 31. A permit costs $10.00. Each household may cut only one tree. The Shasta-Trinity is no longer issuing permits for the Lassen National Forest.

Online: Permits may be purchased online at Recreation.gov. Fourth-grade students are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit, paying only the $2.50 service fee under the Every Kid Outdoors program. It is important to carefully read the overview and the need-to-know information prior to purchasing the permit. Visitors will need to set up or log in to a Recreation.gov account to complete the secure credit card transaction.

Retail Locations: For information on purchasing a Christmas Tree Permit at retail locations in Mt. Shasta and McCloud please contact the following businesses to verify hours and availability.
Mt. Shasta locations include: The Fifth Season, Ramshaw’s Ace Hardware, and Solano’s Do It Best Hardware.
McCloud locations include: McCloud Outdoors and Gear Exchange

By mail: Permits may be purchased by calling with a credit card or mailing a check to your local Shasta-Trinity National Forest Ranger Station. Permits and maps will be returned by mail. Please allow up to two weeks for processing.

Lassen National Forest (LNF):

Christmas tree permits for Lassen National Forest are $10 each with a two tree permit maximum per household. All Christmas tree permit sales will be through mail only this season. Lassen NF Christmas Tree Permits will be on sale November 1st through December 4th. You can find more information here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lassen/passes-permits/?cid=stelprdb5107318

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