Permit for Enchantment Wilderness in WA

The Enchantment Permit required at Alpine Lakes Wilderness in the North Cascades.

Permits are required for day and overnight use in this area.

Lottery is 2/15/22 7 AM to 3/1/22.

Permit required for camping 5/15/22 to 10/31/22.

More Info

Reserve permit at Recreation.

All apps for lottery randomly drawn 3/8/22 at 1:55 AM.

View lottery results in Recreation account 3/17/22.

Confirm permit before 3/31/22.

5 Permit Zones

  • Core Enchantment
  • Snow Lake
  • Colchuck Lake
  • Stuart Lake
  • Eightmile/Caroline

NW Forest Pass required to Park at trailhead. Take Loop Connector shuttle for day hike. Start at Stuart Lakes Trailhead. End at Snow Lakes Trailhead. August is most popular month. Thursday-Sunday most popular days.

20 Miles
6,500 Elevation


NW Forest Pass or Overnight Pass required at TH.

Day Passes can be purchased at TH, and must be on dashboard.

Parking along FS Road 7601 is now allowed, but only on right side of road (going up).