Wilderness Permits Reservation Window

Wilderness permit reservations are processed by lottery 14 days in advance of the start date of your hike. You may submit your reservation application online one day prior (15 days) to the lottery date, as specified in the chart below. The deadline for all lottery entries is at 7:30 am Pacific time, 14 days in advance. (This change is in effect for summer 2020; normally, this page shows dates for the lottery that is 168 days in advance.)

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, call 209/372-0740.

Phone reservations are not available this summer.

When to Make a Reservation
Day you want to start hiking in 2020First day to apply for 2 week out lotteryLast day to apply for any backpacking permit
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Last updated: September 11, 2020

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PO Box 577
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389


(209) 372-0200

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