• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Enchanted Valley Temporarily Closed to Camping September 1-14

    To protect contractor and visitor safety, Enchanted Valley will be temporarily closed to all public camping during the relocation of Enchanted Valley Chalet. Hikers and stock users may continue to travel through the valley, must be escorted by park staff. More »

  • Spruce Railroad Trail Improvements to Begin August 5

    Spruce Railroad Trail will be closed from the Lyre River TH to approximately 0.25 miles east of Devil’s Punchbowl. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October. The remainder of the trail will be accessible from the Camp David Jr. Road TH. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats

    NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »

  • Safety Advisory: Rabies

    Rabies has been detected in a single bat in the Lake Crescent area of the park. Rabies exposure is extremely rare, but fatal if untreated. Anyone observing unusual or aggressive behavior among park wildlife should inform a park ranger as soon as possible. More »

Wilderness (Backpacking) Reservations

Reservations:

For trips into quota areas (red camps on Campsite Map) taking place between May 1 and September 30, reservations are accepted by fax or mail using the form at the bottom of this page.

  • Please read through the Quota Area information below before filling out the form.
  • Reservations are accepted starting March 15th each year for the entire reservation period: May 1 - Sept. 30.
  • Reservations received prior to March 15 will be discarded.
  • The full permit fee is charged for all reservations.
    The Fee is non-refundable. Permit fee is $5 to register the group + $2 per person per night for everyone 16 or older.

Quotas: For the following high-use wilderness camp areas, overnight use limits are in effect between May 1 and September 30 to help minimize human impacts and provide a quality wilderness experience.

Reservations for non-quota areas (brown camps on Campsite Map) are not accepted. Permits for these areas are not limited and may be picked up at a permit office the day of your hike or day before.

Quota Areas:
Ozette Coast
(Yellow Banks to Point of the Arches).... Permits must be obtained through the WIC prior to arrival in the Ozette area.

Royal Basin/Royal Lake.... Permits must be obtained from the WIC prior to arrival in the Royal Basin area.

Grand and Badger Valleys (including the Deer Park to Obstruction Point Trail).... 50% advance reservations available. The other 50% is available first come first serve from the WIC in person during business hours up to 24 hours in advance. This area includes all areas from Obstruction Point to Grand Pass, Badger Valley and Lake Lillian.

Lake Constance.... Permits must be obtained from the WIC prior to arrival at the trailhead.

Upper Lena Lake....Permits must be obtained from the WIC prior to arrival at the trailhead.

Flapjack Lakes (includes Gladys Divide).... Permits must be obtained from the WIC prior to arrival at the trailhead.

Sol Duc/Seven Lakes Basin/Mink Lake area (including Cat Basin, High Divide and Little Divide).... 50% advance reservations available. The other 50% is available first come first serve from the WIC during business hours up to 24 hours in advance. If there is only 1 site then that site is reservable.

Hoh Lake and C.B. Flats.... 50% advance reservations available. The other 50% is available first come first serve from the WIC in person during business hours up to 24 hours in advance.

Hoh River Trail.... Reservations are available for Elk Lake, Glacier Meadows. 50% advance reservations available. The other 50% is available first come first serve from the WIC in person during business hours up to 24 hours in advance. Reservations are also recommended for group sites (sites for 7-12 persons) and stock sites along the Hoh River Trail.

Important information about reservations & quota areas:

  • Camping is permitted only in designated sites within quota areas.
  • Campsites at larger camp areas are not individually assigned but are available to permit holders on a first come, first served basis.
  • In quota areas, deviation from your permit itinerary is not allowed, except in cases of emergency.
  • In other areas (brown campsites on Trip Planner Map), permits are not limited and can be picked up at a permit office the day of your hike.

Reservation Form Notes:

  • Do not submit form via both fax and mail. Submit only once and submit only 1 copy!
  • DO NOT submit the form via email. This is not a secure means of transmitting a credit card #
  • Do not call to verify that we received your fax. Please be patient and wait for email confirmation. If you do not receive one after a few weeks, you may email us to verify that we received your request.
  • Forms submitted without payment information will be denied.
  • Be sure to use the "Camp Area Map" names when you list your campsites
  • If you are doing more than one trip (i.e. 2 nights at Cape Alava then 2 nights at Moose Lake) you will need to submit a separate form for each trip
  • If you are staying in red and brown camp areas on the same hike, please include the brown camps (the full itinerary) when you send in your reservation. We will charge the permit fee for all your nights in the park
  • Annual Wilderness Pass holders do not the pay permit fee except for other members of their group who do not have their own Annual Wilderness Pass
  • America the Beautiful Senior and Access pass holders receive a 50% discount on the permit fee
  • Wilderness Permit fees are non-refundable. If you have to cancel your trip, you may transfer the dates of the permit to 1 alternate set of dates and not past Dec. 31 of the year you made the original reservation.
  • Use the Fee Amount table below to calculate your fee. Do not add $5 to those amounts. They already include the $5 registration fee
  • You will receive a reply via email as soon as we process your form, if we have questions or your trip is not possible due to lack of availability. Please be sure to check your email.
  • Please do not send cover letters/pages with faxed forms

Reservation Form

Camp Area Map

Wilderness Use Fee Amounts
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Did You Know?

star-shaped purple flowers growing in a crack of a rock

That the Piper's bellflower is unique to the Olympic Mountains? Named after an early Olympic peninsula botanist, the Piper's bellflower grows in cracks and crevices of high elevation rock outcrops.