Permit for North Cascades Backcountry in WA

Permit required at North Cascades Backcountry in Washington.

Permits not required for day use or camping in car-accessed campgrounds along SR 20.

Reservations will begin Spring 2022.

Permit required for camping from

Permit applications accepted from

Backcountry Permits
Backcountry Reservations
Camp Locations

NW Forest Pass required to park at trailhead. Aug and Sept are most popular months.

For weather it’s best to use a point forecast from NOAA.


Cascade River Road typically opens in July and closes late September.