Shoshone National Forest Christmas tree permits available online and in person

    Shoshone National Forest Christmas tree permits are now available for purchase online or in person for the 2018 holiday season.  The Shoshone National Forest is one of four National Forests participating in offering permits online through the Open Forest system. 

    It is important to remember that Christmas tree permits purchased online must be printed to be valid, and you must have the hardcopy permit with you when cutting your tree.  You can learn more about purchasing your permit and cutting a tree at

    Christmas tree permits are still available for in-person purchase Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at Shoshone National Forest district offices in Cody, Lander, and Dubois. Permits are also available for purchase at the following local businesses:


    •      Good 2 Go Stores #2, #3, & #4, Cody

    •      The Red Barn, North Fork Highway

    •      One Stop Motorsports, Powell

    •      Good 2 Go Store #5, Ralston


    •      Wea Market, Meeteetse

    •      Wind River Gear & Pit Stop, Dubois

    •      Popo Agie One Stop, Lander 


    One permit costs $8.00 and can be used for one tree up to 20 feet tall. If you wish to cut a taller tree, additional permits must be purchased. Rules and regulations apply; please follow the instructions that come with the permit.

    As a part of the Every Kid in a Park initiative, the Shoshone National Forest is also offering a free Christmas tree permit to fourth graders with a valid paper or durable Every Kid in a Park pass. Instructions on how fourth graders can obtain one of these passes or vouchers can be found at The free permit is for one tree under 12 feet tall, and the fourth grader must be present at the time the permit is issued. These free Christmas tree permits are available only at Shoshone National Forest district offices in Cody, Lander, and Dubois.


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