Permits and Reservations

While certain overnight sites along the trail require reservations, generally overnight sites are first come, first serve, Please check ahead with the responsible agency or landowner for specific information about the portion of the trail you wish to visit.

Backcountry permits are required for hiking the NCT within Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI (if you plan to camp overnight there) and on the Kekekabic and Border Route Trails within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, MN. Contact these sites directly to obtain a backcountry permit.

Backpacker at Pictured Rocks along North Country Trail
Backpacker at shoreline of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore along the North Country Scenic Trail

National Park Service Photo/Greg Bruff

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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