Olympic National Park Wilderness Permit

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park encompasses nearly a million acres, protects a vast wilderness with thousands of years of human history, and several distinctly different ecosystems, including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline.

In December, 2016 Congress re-designated the "Olympic Wilderness" as the "Daniel J. Evans Wilderness" to honor Senator Evans' dedication to preserving our wildest places.

The Daniel J. Evans Wilderness is one of the wildest places left in the lower forty-eight states.

Permit & Season Information

A permit is required for all overnight stays in the wilderness year-round. A wilderness permit allows the permit holder and their group to camp in a designated camp area.   

Need to Know

A permit is required for all overnight stays in the wilderness year-round and are available by advanced reservation through Recreation.gov. 

When planning your trip, keep the following in mind:

Leave No Trace 

Please follow all principles of Leave No Trace including: Plan ahead and prepare, travel and camp on durable surfaces, dispose of waste properly, leave what you find, minimize campfire impacts, respect wildlife and be considerate of other visitors. 

For more information on planning your adventure in the wilderness of Olympic National Park, visit our Wilderness Trip Planning page. 

Fee Policy

Recreation Fee:

Reservation Fee:
A $6.00 non-refundable reservation fee is required for each overnight permit reserved including Annual Olympic National Park Wilderness Pass holders.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy: 

You may cancel your reservation seven or more full days before your reservation start date and receive a refund. The $6 reservation fee is non-refundable. Quota from cancelled permits will be immediately released and available on Recreation.gov. 

Change Policy: 

You may make any change to your permit itinerary if space is available up until the day before your reservation date, and before your permit has been issued at a Wilderness Information Center (additional fees may apply). Once your permit has been issued, you cannot make changes to the permit unless approved by a ranger at a Wilderness Information Center

Your start date cannot be changed without cancelling your permit and starting over.

Contact Information

Mailing Address

600 East Park Avenue Port Angeles WA 98362

Phone Number

(360) 565-3100

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