Wilderness Permits Reservation Window


Sixty percent of wilderness permit reservations are available on recreation.gov by lottery 24 weeks in advance.* After the lottery runs each week, any remaining reservations are available on recreation.gov on a first-come, first-served basis. Assuming normal operations in 2022, forty percent of wilderness permits will be available at wilderness centers on a first-come, first-served basis one day before the hiking start date.

* Reservations for some—but not all—areas of the park become available in late April. View this year's reservation dates by area.

Times below are Pacific time.

When to Make a Reservation
Hiking StartOpens Sunday at 12:01 amCloses Saturday at 11:59 pmResult Notification (Monday)Must Accept by Thursday at 11:59 pmRelease of remaining reservations (Friday at 9:00 am)
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Last updated: November 22, 2021

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