CDFW Lands Pass


Lands Pass Requirement

On lands pass properties, each visitor who is 16 years of age or older is required to carry a daily (1 day) or annual lands pass while on the property. Visitors who are carrying their own valid California hunting or fishing license are exempt from the requirement. School and organized youth groups (including accompanying adults), are also exempt.

ATTENTION: CDFW has suspended the lands pass requirement at some locations in response to a request from other state agencies. Please see the List of properties (PDF)(opens in new tab) that currently require a lands pass.

How To Purchase

Online: Purchase and print at home.

By phone: (800) 565-1458. Be sure to carry the temporary authorization number (TAN) provided to you by the sales associate.

In Person: Find a Sales Agent or a CDFW License Office

For details about purchasing see Frequently Asked Questions

Group activities and events on lands pass properties

Contact the wildlife area or ecological reserve to learn about its availability for group events before purchasing lands passes. Many group activities or events require a special use permit. CDFW Regional offices can assist you with contacting the appropriate staff.

For more information about lands passes see Frequently Asked Questions

Types of Passes

  • Daily (1-day) Lands Pass
    ($5.66 for 2024)
    Valid only for the day printed on the pass.
  • Annual Lands Pass
    ($32.14 for 2024)
    Valid for one calendar year. If you purchase an annual lands pass after the first of the year, it is valid for the remainder of that year.

Both daily and annual lands passes are valid for entry on any lands pass property.

Lands pass fees help support CDFW wildlife areas and ecological reserves.
Thank you!