It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Holiday Trees on the Tahoe National Forest

Nevada City, CA…Keep the family tradition alive this year or start a new one by cutting a tree for the holidays in the Tahoe National Forest! Experience cool mountain air, the forest floor crunching beneath your boots, and finding that perfect tree in a hidden glade…All of these moments await those who purchase a Holiday Tree Cutting Permit for only $10.00 from the Tahoe National Forest or other vendors. Holiday Tree Cutting Permits are available at all locations below beginning November 12, 2019.

Fourth graders can obtain a FREE Tahoe National Forest Holiday Tree Cutting Permit by presenting an Every Kid Outdoors Pass at their local Tahoe National Forest Office. This opportunity will not be available at private vendors. To obtain an Every Kid Outdoors Pass, please visit:

Please purchase a Holiday Tree Cutting Permit at the following locations:

Supervisor’s Office—Nevada City

631 Coyote St

Nevada City, CA 95959

(530) 265-4531

American River Ranger District

22830 Foresthill Rd

Foresthill, CA 95631

(530) 367-2224

Sierraville Ranger District

317 South Lincoln St

Sierraville, CA 96126

(530) 994-3401


Truckee Ranger District

10811 Stockrest Springs Rd

Truckee, CA 96161

(530) 587-3558

Yuba River Ranger District

15924 Highway 49

Camptonville, CA 95922

(530) 478-6253

Monday – Friday:

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and certain Saturdays* Monday – Friday:

8:00 – 4:30 pm

Monday – Friday:

8:00 – 4:30 pm

Monday – Friday:

8:00 – 4:30 pm

All Tahoe National Forest Offices will be closed November 28 and 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Mountain Hardware and Sports

11320 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, CA. 96161 530-587-4844

Mon-Sat 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sun 8:00 am -6:00 pm

White’s Sierra Station Food Mart

508 Main Street, Loyalton, CA 96118

(530) 993-1212

Mon – Fri 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sierraville Service & Country Store

126 South Lincoln Street, Sierraville, CA 96126 (530) 994-3529

Mon – Fri 6:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sat 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sun 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Tahoe National Forest Holiday Tree Cutting Permits are only valid on National Forest lands managed by the Tahoe National Forest. Each permit allows the cutting of one tree. Limit two permits per household. For area maps of Holiday Tree cutting zones, cutting requirements, and tips for a great experience, please see attached information sheet or visit and click on the Holiday Tree icon.

For more information, call or email Joe Flannery, Tahoe National Forest Public Affairs Officer at (530) 478-6205 or

*The American River Ranger District will be open the following Saturdays between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm: Nov. 16, Nov. 23rd, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7.


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