Permit for North Cascades Backcountry in WA

Lottery Permit required for camping at North Cascades Backcountry 5/27/22 to 9/30/22.

Lottery submission is 3/3/22 at 7AM to 3/15/22 at 9PM.

Lottery results 3/18/22.

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

Early-Access reservations can be made during or after the awarded time slots from 3/21/22 to 4/19/22.

Backcountry Permits
Backcountry Reservations
Camp Locations

NW Forest Pass required at TH. Aug and Sept most popular months.

Cascade River Road typically opens in early Jul and closes late Sept.

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