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Enchantment Permit Area, WA

05 Eightmile/Caroline Zone

Permit Availability





Permit Zone Description

The Eightmile/Caroline Permit Zone includes Eightmile and Little Eightmile Lakes, much of Eightmile Creek, both Caroline Lakes, the basin east of Windy Pass, and the ridge from Windy Pass to the summit of Mount Cashmere. The hike to the Eightmile Lakes is considered easy to moderate difficulty, gaining just 1200 feet of elevation in 3.3 miles. Reaching Lake Caroline, however, entails an additional 1700 foot elevation gain, and Windy Pass is another 1200 foot elevation climb beyond that. Eightmile Lake is mostly forested, but with expansive views of surrounding peaks. Lake Caroline is much smaller and more subalpine, and Windy Pass is well-named with its exposed, rugged setting at tree line. Visitors to this zone with pack or saddle stock must use the designated stock camp at Little Caroline Lake, or other suitable sites in the Windy Pass area, as stock are not allowed within 200 feet of any lake.

Know Before You Go:

  • Groups with an Eightmile/Caroline Zone Permit may only camp in that zone.
  • STOCK ALLOWED in this zone throughout the season.
Know the rules and regulations and how to obtain a permit well before your trip.

Legend

A: Available for online reservation (click to book entry date)
L: Accepting Lottery Application (click to apply for the lottery)
W: Available at the Facility
R: Reserved
C: Closed
X: Not available
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