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 only available for 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. 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.
Email us your application.
You will recieve an email with information about if your permit was issued - or if it was not - within 24 hours. Check your junk / spam folders for an email that ends in "@nps.gov".
Please e-mail us if you have any questions or concerns. Please refrain from contacting the park's help line - they may not be able to assist you.
Last updated: January 29, 2021