ONP alters reservation system for wilderness camping

Reservation requests for wilderness camping areas with overnight use limits in Olympic National Park are accepted by fax or postal mail only.


Phone reservations are no longer accepted.


Overnight use limits are in effect from May-September for the following high-use wilderness camp areas:

Ozette Coast, Royal Basin/Royal Lake area,Grand Valley and Badger Valley area, Lake Constance, Upper Lena Lake, Flapjack Lakes, Sol Duc/Seven Lakes Basin/Mink Lake area, Hoh Lake and C.B. Flats, Elk Lake and Glacier Meadows, and group and stock camp sites along the Hoh River Trail. Camping is permitted only in designated sites within these areas. Reservations are recommended and can be submitted by fax or mail using the form found HERE.


Reservations for camp areas without overnight use limits are not required and are not accepted. Permits for these areas are not limited and may be picked up at a permit office just before a hike.


Wilderness camping permits are required for all overnight stays in Olympic National Park backcountry areas. Permit fees are $5 to register a group and an additional $2 per person per night for anyone 16 or older. The full permit fee will be charged for all reservations. The fee is non-refundable.

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