Northwest Forest Pass which costs $30 annually is an annual pass honored at all Forest Service day-use or entrance fee sites in Washington and Oregon where a day use fee is required.
You can buy Northwest Forest Pass at National Forest offices and visitor centers or via private vendors. Besides, you can validate the pass by purchasing online and print the month, day and year they use it at home. In this case, you will incur a service charge and must wait for the pass to arrive in the mail. The pass is validated at the time of purchase for the date selected by the visitor. If you change the date or make any modification to the pass, the pass can be voided or you will receive a warning notice or a violation notice. Remember that Northwest Forest Pass is non-transferable and non-refundable.
Pass is valid from 1 year from the last day of the month issued at the following national forests: Columbia River Gorge, Colville, Deschutes, Fremont-Winema, Gifford Pinchot, Malheur, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie, Mount Hood, Ochoco, Okanogan and Wenatchee, Olympic, Rogue River-Siskiyou, Siuslaw, Umatilla, Umpqua, Wallowa-Whitman and Willamette
By buying the pass, the pass holder and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle will be allowed using the recreation facilities at per-person sites, while other members in the party must pay the per-person fee.
In addition, if you are a frequent visitor of national forests, you may save money by buying an annual pass which reduces Forest Service administrative costs, allowing more dollars to go toward improvements at recreation sites. Thanks to the day pass, the second vehicles are also greatly facilitated even if they are not attached to their primary vehicle.
Lastly, the day pass with its self-validation feature allows visitors to buy them in advance and keep a supply in the vehicle for use any time.