Friends of the Dillon Ranger District(FDRD)


With more than 60 projects each year, FDRD volunteers contribute thousands of hours maintaining and improving trails, planting trees, pulling invasive weeds, educating forest visitors and much more. We are one of the most active locally-based outdoor stewardship organizations in the country, and have been recognized as the U.S. Forest Service's Volunteer Program of the Year in 2010. Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) is a non-profit organization that partners with the Dillon Ranger District by leveraging the power of volunteers to assure that the National Forest enjoyed by millions of people each year are not negatively impacted by their popularity. By volunteering with FDRD, or supporting us with a financial contribution, you are benefiting the National Forest that makes Summit County a world-class destination. 



The FDRD Store


The FDRD store is located at the Dillon Ranger District office in Silverthorne.  The store has many useful information resources and items for sale. For example,  The Recreation Opportunity Guide (ROG) sheets that are on-line here are also in hard copy at the store.  The ROG sheets show directions to the trailhead, trail highlights and a custom topographic trail map, with an elevation profile.

The FDRD store also has a great selection of Maps, Nature Books, Posters and Friends of the Dillon Ranger District logo gear (hats, t shirts, water bottles, pint glasses, stickers and more).

Seasonal permits are also available at the Dillon Ranger District office including OHV permits, snowmobile permits, firewood cutting, Christmas tree cutting, Special Use permit for commercial or non-commercial recreation events, outfitting and guiding, and commercial filming or still photography permits.

Current Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 4:00pm, Closed Saturday, Sunday, & All Federal Holidays, also closed for  lunch from 12:30 to 1:30pm.

Location: 680 Blue River Pkwy, Silverthorne, CO 80498

Front Desk Phone: (970) 468-5400



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