Backcountry Permits

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Be sure to read and follow all backcountry camping rules and regulations.


  • Backcountry permits are required for all visitors who will camp in the backcountry for one or more nights.
  • These permits are good for the length of stay but not longer than 14 days.
  • Permit fees are based on group size. Groups with more than 25 persons must obtain a Special Use Permit.
  • Backcountry Camping Permits may be obtained at one of our visitor centers or online.
  • ATTENTION: Parking at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center is for day use only. Overnight parking is available at the Bandy Creek Pool parking lot and the F-loop parking area.
  • NOTICE: Permits that have a starting/ending location in Pickett CCC Memorial State Park must obtain a free Tennessee State Park Backpacking/Parking Permit by stopping by their visitor center (4605 Pickett Park Highway, Jamestown, TN 38556) between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Central Time.
  • By purchasing a permit you are agreeing to follow all food storage and camping regulations in the backcountry. Get more information at

1 to 6 person(s) $5.00*
7 to 12 persons $10.00*
13 to 18 persons $15.00*
19 to 24 persons $20.00*

*Holders of the Interagency Senior/Access Passes pay only half the fee.

Last updated: June 30, 2022

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