Christmas Tree Cutting Permits

While the California Welcome Center is not selling Christmas tree cutting permits this year, we've compiled a list below of all the local areas where permits can be purchased. If you have any questions or need any help figuring out how to get your permit, please feel free to call us at (530) 365-1180. 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 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 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:

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