Backcountry Use Permits
General Restrictions and Regulations
The permit authorizes camping only on designated sites in the established backcountry campgrounds. You must choose your campground(s) at the time the permit is issued. Tents must be pitched on hardened tent pads available at all campgrounds.
Fires are strictly prohibited (no wood or charcoal). Containerized fuel is the only allowable method to be used for both cooking or warming.
Pets are not permitted in the backcountry.
There are no water stations along the trails and all park water sources are protected and must not be disturbed. Please plan to pack in all water needed for your hike. It is recommended to bring one gallon of water per person, per day.
-No more than 4 persons per campsite, with either one large tent or two small tents.
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Special Use Activities
Examples of special park uses include weddings, first-amendment activities, events such as a bike race or meeting, group activities (groups of 20 or more participants) and non-profit organization activities. Please allow two weeks for the processing of permit applications.
Last updated: July 17, 2017