Step 1: Learn about Backcountry Camping
Before applying for a backcountry camping permit, we ask that you research each backcountry site to make sure you are making the right choice that will meet your needs, interest, physical abilities, and time-frame. You can only camp at the specific place and date for where your permit is issued. Be sure to learn about and follow Leave No Trace practices while in the park. See if there are any fire restrictions in place.
Note: Please check the Current Conditions page under the Backcountry Sites section for closures of backcountry sites
Step 2: Reserve a Permit
Permits are only issued online. Permits will not be issued in park visitor centers and often fill up in the summer. Plan ahead in order to have the best chance to secure a permit.
Reserve a Permit - Permits are being issued by our non-profit partner, Redwood Parks Conservancy.
Step 3: Take your Permit to the Park
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Last updated: December 4, 2023