Wilderness permit reservations are processed by lottery 168 days in advance of the start date of your hike. You may submit your reservation application online one day prior (169 days) to the lottery date, as specified in the chart below. The deadline for all lottery entries is 11:59 pm, 169 days in advance. All applications are entered into a lottery; the exact timing of when you apply (if you apply 169 days in advance) has no effect on your likelihood of success.
We will send an email with your lottery result within 24 hours of the processing date listed below. If you do not receive the email, check your spam folder. If you still don't receive the results, contact us.
Last updated: March 4, 2021