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Pike National Forest tree cutting permits to go on sale

Posted: 12:09 PM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 14:38:47-04
Christmas Tree permits are now available

PIKES PEAK REGION — Heads up! The National Forest Service announced Christmas tree permits are going on sale in just over one month.

Christmas tree permits from the South Park Ranger District of the Pike National Forest can be purchased starting Nov. 18 for just $20 per tree.

The sale will go through Dec. 24., but you can request a permit starting today.

You can request a permit by mail and writing to: South Park Ranger District, Attn: Christmas Tree Permit, PO Box 219, Fairplay CO 80440.

If you want to buy a permit in person, these office hours will be available starting Nov. 18:

  • Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays (Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21 only) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sundays (Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 only) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Their office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

The South Park Ranger District said anyone with a permit can cut trees almost anywhere on the district. When you purchase a permit, a map will come with it showing any restrictions.

Since the forest roads are not plowed, the district said four-wheel drive, high-clearance and/or chains might be necessary.

Click here if you'd like to request a permit online or find tree-cutting information.