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A free permit is required for all backcountry camping. Permits are issued at the visitor center.
All backcountry campsites must be at least 1/4 mile from and out of sight of any road. Campsites also must be 100 feet (33 meters) away from any trail or water source.
Minimum Impact Camping
Please practice Leave No Trace principles during your visit. Pack out all items you bring in with you.
Carry all the drinking water you will need as there are few water sources in the park. Boil or filter any water obtained in the backcountry.
Open fires are not allowed. Use self-contained fuel stoves for cooking in the backcountry. Wildfire threat is moderate to extreme most of the year.
Be aware of your surroundings and wildlife at all times. Bison may appear tame but are unpredictable and may charge without warning.
Do not disturb or remove plants, wildlife, antlers or bones, or any other cultural or natural feature.
Pets, bicycles, and motorized equipment are not allowed in the backcountry.