Wilderness Permits Reservation Window

Wilderness permit reservations are available 24 weeks (168 days) in advance. The table below indicates the first day you can request a reservation for the start date of your trip.

The lottery deadline is at 7:30 am Pacific time on the day faxes are processed (third column). You should receive an email with your lottery results within 24 hours of the processing date. The daily lottery is processed prior to phone reservations, so it is best to submit requests for popular trails by fax, not by phone.
 
Day you
want to
start hiking
in 2018
First day
to fax
Date faxes processed First day
to call
May 1 Nov 13 Nov 14 Nov 14
May 2 Nov 14 Nov 15 Nov 15
May 3 Nov 15 Nov 16 Nov 16
May 4 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 17
May 5 Nov 17 Nov 20 Nov 20
May 6 Nov 18 Nov 20 Nov 20
May 7 Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 20
May 8 Nov 20 Nov 21 Nov 21
May 9 Nov 21 Nov 22 Nov 22
May 10 Nov 22 Nov 27 Nov 27
May 11 Nov 23 Nov 27 Nov 27
May 12 Nov 24 Nov 27 Nov 27
May 13 Nov 25 Nov 27 Nov 27
May 14 Nov 26 Nov 27 Nov 27
May 15 Nov 27 Nov 28 Nov 28
May 16 Nov 28 Nov 29 Nov 29
May 17 Nov 29 Nov 30 Nov 30
May 18 Nov 30 Dec 1 Dec 1
May 19 Dec 1 Dec 4 Dec 4
May 20 Dec 2 Dec 4 Dec 4
May 21 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 4
May 22 Dec 4 Dec 5 Dec 5
May 23 Dec 5 Dec 6 Dec 6
May 24 Dec 6 Dec 7 Dec 7
May 25 Dec 7 Dec 8 Dec 8
May 26 Dec 8 Dec 11 Dec 11
May 27 Dec 9 Dec 11 Dec 11
May 28 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 11
May 29 Dec 11 Dec 12 Dec 12
May 30 Dec 12 Dec 13 Dec 13
May 31 Dec 13 Dec 14 Dec 14
Day you
want to
start hiking
in 2018
First day
to fax
Date faxes processed
First day
to call
Jun 1 Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 15
Jun 2 Dec 15 Dec 18 Dec 18
Jun 3 Dec 16 Dec 18 Dec 18
Jun 4 Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 18
Jun 5 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 19
Jun 6 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 20
Jun 7 Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 21
Jun 8 Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 22
Jun 9 Dec 22 Dec 27 Dec 27
Jun 10 Dec 23 Dec 27 Dec 27
Jun 11 Dec 24 Dec 27 Dec 27
Jun 12 Dec 25 Dec 27 Dec 27
Jun 13 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 27
Jun 14 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 28
Jun 15 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 29
Jun 16 Dec 29 Jan 2 Jan 2
Jun 17 Dec 30 Jan 2 Jan 2
Jun 18 Dec 31 Jan 2 Jan 2
Jun 19 Jan 1 Jan 2 Jan 2
Jun 20 Jan 2 Jan 3 Jan 3
Jun 21 Jan 3 Jan 4 Jan 4
Jun 22 Jan 4 Jan 5 Jan 5
Jun 23 Jan 5 Jan 8 Jan 8
Jun 24 Jan 6 Jan 8 Jan 8
Jun 25 Jan 7 Jan 8 Jan 8
Jun 26 Jan 8 Jan 9 Jan 9
Jun 27 Jan 9 Jan 10 Jan 10
Jun 28 Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 11
Jun 29 Jan 11 Jan 12 Jan 12
Jun 30 Jan 12 Jan 13 Jan 16
Day you
want to
start hiking
in 2018
First day
to fax
Date faxes processed First day
to call
Jul 1 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 16
Jul 2 Jan 14 Jan 16 Jan 16
Jul 3 Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 16
Jul 4 Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 17
Jul 5 Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 18
Jul 6 Jan 18 Jan 19 Jan 19
Jul 7 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan 22
Jul 8 Jan 20 Jan 21 Jan 22
Jul 9 Jan 21 Jan 22 Jan 22
Jul 10 Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan 23
Jul 11 Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 24
Jul 12 Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 25
Jul 13 Jan 25 Jan 26 Jan 26
Jul 14 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 29
Jul 15 Jan 27 Jan 28 Jan 29
Jul 16 Jan 28 Jan 29 Jan 29
Jul 17 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 30
Jul 18 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 31
Jul 19 Jan 31 Feb 1 Feb 1
Jul 20 Feb 1 Feb 2 Feb 2
Jul 21 Feb 2 Feb 3 Feb 5
Jul 22 Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 5
Jul 23 Feb 4 Feb 5 Feb 5
Jul 24 Feb 5 Feb 6 Feb 6
Jul 25 Feb 6 Feb 7 Feb 7
Jul 26 Feb 7 Feb 8 Feb 8
Jul 27 Feb 8 Feb 9 Feb 9
Jul 28 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 12
Jul 29 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 12
Jul 30 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 12
Jul 31 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 13
Day you
want to
start hiking
in 2018
First day
to fax
Date faxes processed First day
to call
Aug 1 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 14
Aug 2 Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 15
Aug 3 Feb 15 Feb 16 Feb 16
Aug 4 Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 20
Aug 5 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 20
Aug 6 Feb 18 Feb 20 Feb 20
Aug 7 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 20
Aug 8 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 21
Aug 9 Feb 21 Feb 22 Feb 22
Aug 10 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb 23
Aug 11 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb 26
Aug 12 Feb 24 Feb 25 Feb 26
Aug 13 Feb 25 Feb 26 Feb 26
Aug 14 Feb 26 Feb 27 Feb 27
Aug 15 Feb 27 Feb 28 Feb 28
Aug 16 Feb 28 Mar 1 Mar 1
Aug 17 Mar 1 Mar 2 Mar 2
Aug 18 Mar 2 Mar 3 Mar 5
Aug 19 Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 5
Aug 20 Mar 4 Mar 5 Mar 5
Aug 21 Mar 5 Mar 6 Mar 6
Aug 22 Mar 6 Mar 7 Mar 7
Aug 23 Mar 7 Mar 8 Mar 8
Aug 24 Mar 8 Mar 9 Mar 9
Aug 25 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 12
Aug 26 Mar 10 Mar 11 Mar 12
Aug 27 Mar 11 Mar 12 Mar 12
Aug 28 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 13
Aug 29 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 14
Aug 30 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 15
Aug 31 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 16
Day you
want to
start hiking
in 2018
First day
to fax
Date faxes processed First day
to call
Sep 1 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 19
Sep 2 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19
Sep 3 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 19
Sep 4 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 20
Sep 5 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 21
Sep 6 Mar 21 Mar 22 Mar 22
Sep 7 Mar 22 Mar 23 Mar 23
Sep 8 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 26
Sep 9 Mar 24 Mar 25 Mar 26
Sep 10 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 26
Sep 11 Mar 26 Mar 27 Mar 27
Sep 12 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 28
Sep 13 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 29
Sep 14 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar 30
Sep 15 Mar 30 Apr 2 Apr 2
Sep 16 Mar 31 Apr 2 Apr 2
Sep 17 Apr 1 Apr 2 Apr 2
Sep 18 Apr 2 Apr 3 Apr 3
Sep 19 Apr 3 Apr 4 Apr 4
Sep 20 Apr 4 Apr 5 Apr 5
Sep 21 Apr 5 Apr 6 Apr 6
Sep 22 Apr 6 Apr 9 Apr 9
Sep 23 Apr 7 Apr 9 Apr 9
Sep 24 Apr 8 Apr 9 Apr 9
Sep 25 Apr 9 Apr 10 Apr 10
Sep 26 Apr 10 Apr 11 Apr 11
Sep 27 Apr 11 Apr 12 Apr 12
Sep 28 Apr 12 Apr 13 Apr 13
Sep 29 Apr 13 Apr 16 Apr 16
Sep 30 Apr 14 Apr 16 Apr 16
Day you
want to
start hiking
in 2018
First day
to fax
Date faxes processed First day
to call
Oct 1 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 16
Oct 2 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr 17
Oct 3 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 18
Oct 4 Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr 19
Oct 5 Apr 19 Apr 20 Apr 20
Oct 6 Apr 20 Apr 23 Apr 23
Oct 7 Apr 21 Apr 23 Apr 23
Oct 8 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 23
Oct 9 Apr 23 Apr 24 Apr 24
Oct 10 Apr 24 Apr 25 Apr 25
Oct 11 Apr 25 Apr 26 Apr 26
Oct 12 Apr 26 Apr 27 Apr 27
Oct 13 Apr 27 Apr 30 Apr 30
Oct 14 Apr 28 Apr 30 Apr 30
Oct 15 Apr 29 Apr 30 Apr 30
Oct 16 Apr 30 May 1 May 1
Oct 17 May 1 May 2 May 2
Oct 18 May 2 May 3 May 3
Oct 19 May 3 May 4 May 4
Oct 20 May 4 May 7 May 7

Last updated: December 18, 2017

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Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Phone:

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