San Bernardino National Forest Day Use Pass Pass

San Bernardino National Forest

Camping, Picnicking, Fishing & Hiking have been popular recreation activities for visitors here for more than 100 years, and many people come to the San Bernardino National Forest just to hike. Forest visitors parked in standard amenity recreation fee sites in the San Bernardino National Forests must display a valid recreation pass.

This location is also available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once on-site, follow the posted instructions. You will need to download the free mobile app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service: 

All visitors must display a valid pass at day use fee sites where required. A printed copy of the pass is recommended for your vehicle. This pass is valid until 11:59 PM of the date listed on the pass, and only for the date and vehicle specified for this pass.

The Golden Age Passport and Interagency Passes are national passes, and cover the same standard amenity fees. Therefore, you do not need to purchase a Daily Digital Pass unless it is for a second vehicle.

No Golden Age Passport or America the Beautiful Interagency Pass discounts are applicable. Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.

If purchasing your pass on-site, no printed copy of the pass will be available. Instead, your license plate number will be used to confirm compliance.

If purchasing a pass in advance, a printed copy of the pass is recommended for your vehicle as cell coverage is limited.

This pass does not guarantee parking availability. For your safety, please remember that parking outside of designated areas is discouraged and visitors who park illegally may be fined and towed.

This day use pass also does not cover the costs associated with staying at developed campgrounds and the permits required for dispersed camping on the San Bernardino National Forest. For more information please visit the San Bernardino National Forest website

For more information on the locations where passes are required please visit the Interactive Map of Recreation Fee Sites in Southern California