Wilderness permit reservations can be made up to 6 months to the day in advance on a rolling basis. Reservations will become available on the website at 10:00 AM EST/7:00 AM PST. While many camp areas are reservable year round, reservations for high elevation areas are limited to a shorter summer season (typically mid July until mid October), these camp areas may be available on a walkup basis outside of that season. Reservations are accepted online at www.recreation.gov or in person at a park Wilderness Information Center during business hours.
Be aware that ice axes will be necessary for safe passage over most divides and passes until around the middle of July. High country areas melt out on different dates each year depending on the past winter's snowpack depth and spring temperatures. For current wilderness conditions, please visit the trail conditions page or e-mail us.
100% of the quota may be reserved in advance for:
50% of the quota may be reserved at the locations listed below. The other 50% is available on a first-come, first-served from the WIC during business hours up to 24 hours in advance. If there is only 1 site, then that site is reservable.
Important information about reservations & quota areas:
Visit the Olympic National Park Wilderness Permits page on Recreation.gov to submit a reservation. Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance on a rolling basis. While many camp areas will be reservable year round, reservations for high elevation areas will be limited to a shorter summer season (typically mid July until mid October), these camp areas may be available on a walkup basis outside of that season, contact the Wilderness Information Center for current conditions.
Visit the Olympic National Park Wilderness Permits page on Recreation.gov for current permit availability.
If you do not cancel and decide not to use your reservation, none of the fees will be refunded. Please cancel your reservation if you are unable to use it as this opens quota space for others.
Discount Pass Policy:
Annual Olympic National Park Wilderness Pass holders do not have to pay the $8 per person per night fee.
On March 18, 2019 Wilderness online permit reservations were implemented on Recreation.gov. Below is some regarding this program.
About Online Wilderness Permits at OLYM
How Wilderness Fees are used
Last updated: March 30, 2020