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Inyo National Forest - Wilderness Permits, CA

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You can search for available dates for both Entrances and Exit locations. First enter your group size and then search by either exit date first or entry. Select the entry or exit location and the date you wish to travel on. Click the Find Permits button to see if the dates are available. Pick you desired date and repeat the process for the Exit date or Entry date.

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Entry Location: George Creek -Mt. Williamson - JM33


Named for Chief George, a Piute leader in the 1800s, George Creek - Mt Williamson is a steep, unmaintained cross-country route that climbs more than 6,000 vertical feet to the area near Mt. Williamson, Trojan Peak, and Mt. Barnard. Access is allowed year-round. Please be respectful of wildlife as you pass through habitat for the endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep. Check guidebooks for route descriptions. Trips up Bairs Creek are included in the George Creek - Mt Williamson quota. Be sure to check avalanche conditions before attempting winter ascents.

Know Before You Go:

DOWNLOAD AREA MAP FOR THIS TRAIL:Click Here.

George Creek Mt Williamson Area:

  • Special approval is required for commercial guide use of this area. Not recommended for stock.
  • No campfires above 10,400 ft elevation
  • Food and refuse must be stored so that animals cannot get into the food or trash.
  • A high clearance 4x4 vehicle is recommended for the approach.
  • This area is near Bighorn Sheep habitat. Access is allowed all year; quota applies May 1 to November 1. Use of pack goats is not advised in order to protect the health of the wild sheep.
  • John Muir Wilderness regulations apply.
  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon wilderness regulations apply if entering the National Park.
  • Deadline: Reservation will be canceled unless the permit pick up instructions are completed before the deadline. Instructions are in the confirmation letter.
  • Only the group leader or alternate leader may pick up the permit; the person picking up the permit must be going on the wilderness trip.
  • BE SURE YOUR DATES AND TRAIL ARE CORRECT The entire group must start on the trail on the entry date listed. Reservations cannot be changed or transferred



USFS Webpage for: George Creek - Mt. Williams.


Exit Location: Mt. Whitney (Trailcrest Exit) - JM35


Exiting via Trail Crest allows you the option to hike to the summit of Mt Whitney and camp along the Mt Whitney trail as you finish your trip. All Mt. Whitney visitors are expected to pack-out their solid human waste. Pack-out kits are distributed with wilderness permits.

Know Before You Go:

DOWNLOAD AREA MAP FOR THIS TRAIL:Click Here.

All Mt. Whitney visitors are expected to pack

  • out their solid human waste (poop and paper). Pack
  • out kits are distributed with wilderness permits.
    • Special approval is required for commercial use. Stock is not allowed Trail Crest to Whitney Portal.
    • No Campfires. Be Bear Aware! There is a high level of bear activity in the Mt. Whitney area.
    • At the trailhead, all food and scented items must be removed from vehicles and stored in the bear proof lockers located in parking areas.
    • Put trash in bear proof trashcans at the trailhead.
    • Use bear
    • proof containers to store all food and refuse, there are no trees in this canyon suitable to hang food.
    • Deadline: Reservation will be canceled unless the permit pick up instructions are completed before the deadline. Instructions are in the confirmation letter.
    • Only the group leader or alternate leader may pick up the permit; the person picking up the permit must be going on the wilderness trip.
    • BE SURE YOUR DATES AND TRAIL ARE CORRECT - The entire group must start on the trail on the entry date listed. Reservations cannot be changed or transferred
    Safety Is Your Responsibility!

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  • 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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