Get Your Permit
A permit is required year-round for all overnight stays in the Wilderness and must be obtained before backpacking overnight. A wilderness permit allows the permit holder and their group to camp in a designated camp or area. Permits must be obtained in person at the Pine Springs Visitor Center. Advance reservations will become available in summer/fall 2022 on Recreation.gov.
Wilderness Use Permits must be obtained in person at the Pine Springs Visitor Center. Permits may be obtained up to 24 hours in advance of the trip. Due to the time involved, please be ready to begin the process at the visitor's center no later than 3:30 p.m Mountain Time. Please be sure to have at the ready:
This will help to expedite the process and have you ready for the trails!
Permit Fees (Beginning January 1, 2022)
Permit Reservations (Beginning in late 2022)
When implemented, reservations are encouraged but not required. Advanced reservations for overnight Wilderness trips may be made up to four months in advance. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance of the trip start. Walk-up permits for unreserved sites in the Wilderness may be issued on-site on a first-come, first-served basis at the Pine Springs Visitor Center.
General Restrictions and Regulations
Permits are issued on a first come, first serve basis. During peak visitation periods, permits may be in high demand, so plan an alternative itinerary.
To minimize resource impact, all wilderness campground use limits are based on a standard of:
Last updated: November 1, 2021