When purchasing your permit you will receive an informational sheet with great information on rules of cutting Christmas trees from the National Forest. Your permit allows cutting a Christmas tree up to 12 feet tall. For additional information you may also visit the Mt. Hood Special Forest Products website.
Winter weather in the forest can change rapidly. Forest Service roads are not maintained for winter travel. Carry traction devices and be advised of winter road closures and snow park permit requirements. The Forest Service recommends you start early in the day and be out of the forest before dark. Keep your family and your own safety in mind as you head out to look for a Christmas tree. Dress warmly and carry a forest map, snacks and water. Do not rely solely on your GPS as some information may not be accurate or up to date. Also make sure relatives or friends know where you are going and when you plan to return. Don’t forget a tool to cut your tree and rope or cord to secure it to your vehicle.
The Mt. Hood National Forest currently offers Free Use Bough Permits (available at no charge) for up to 25 pounds of boughs, and Commercial Bough Permits for larger quantities. Permits for Boughs are not available at local vendors. Bough permits are only available at Mt. Hood National Forest District offices. You must have a permit to harvest boughs.
You can purchase your Christmas tree permit at all of the Mt Hood National Forest District offices and at the vendor locations near you listed below. We wish you happy holidays from all of us at Mt. Hood National Forest.
Christmas Tree Permit Vendor Locations:
(Call for Holiday Hours and Information)
Barlow Ranger District, Dufur Ranger Station, 780 Court Street, Dufur, OR (15 miles south of The Dalles) 541-467-2291 Monday through Friday, 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM.
Clackamas River Ranger District, 595 NW Industrial Way, Estacada, OR. 503-630-6861
Monday through Friday 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM (closed from 11:30 to 12:30 for lunch).
Hood River Ranger District, 6780 HWY 35, Mt. Hood-Parkdale, OR. 541-352-6002
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM,
Zigzag Ranger District, 70220 E. HWY 26, Zigzag, OR. 503-622-3191.
Monday through Friday 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM (closed from Noon to 1:00 for lunch).
Tygh Valley General Store, TV Road, Tygh Valley, OR. 541-483-2324
Open Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Kramers Market, Main Street, Dufur, OR. 541-467-2455
Open Monday through Saturday 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The Feed Shack, 2315 E. 2nd, The Dalles, OR. 541-298-4937
Open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Estacada Tackle Shop, 210 SE Hwy 224, Estacada, OR. 503-630-7424
Monday through Saturday 6:00AM to 10:00PM, Sunday 6:00AM to 8:00PM
Tum-A-Lum Lumber, 408 Hwy 35, Hood River, OR. 541-386-1001
Open Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM,
Sunday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
ACE Heritage Hardware, 39181 Pioneer Boulevard, Sandy, OR. 503-668-8731
Open Monday through Saturday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hoodland Thriftway, 68280 East Highway 26, Welches, OR. 503-622-3244
Open Daily: 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM.