Whitewater River Use along Redwood Creek
Dispersed Camping Rules & Regulations
Apply for a Permit
Dispersed camping on Redwood Creek gravel bar during high flow is very limited with the majority of the gravel bar only being available to whitewater rafting groups. Permits must be requested by 9:00 am PST at least two days prior to when you would like to backcountry camp on your rafting trip. The earliest that permit can be requested is 4 weeks prior to your trip. For example, if you want to raft/camp on January 27th, you need to apply by 9:00 am PST on January 25th to receive your permit. Permit requests are typically downloaded once daily in the morning, so plan accordingly.
You will recieve an email immediately with your confirmation. This is your backcountry permit. Be sure to print this email, screenshot it to your phone, or download a copy to your phone to have with you in the park.
Please reach out to Redw_Permits@nps.gov if you have any questions. Please refrain from contacting the park's help line - they may not be able to assist you.
Last updated: March 10, 2023