Snag sold-out permits

Receive text messages when we find canceled permits at popular parks

Track a permit
Starting at $15

We found 0 permits in the last 2 weeks

SMS notification. Reads "Outdoor Status: found 2 permits in the Enchantments on August 15
on July 15!"

We track the most popular permits

Frequently asked questions

What if I never receive a text message? We give you a free tracker so you can try again!

Do you book permits on my behalf? At the moment, it’s up to you to book the permit on Recreation.gov after you receive the notification.

How does it work? We check Recreation.gov every 30 minutes for cancelations. When we find a cancelation that matches your dates, we send you a text message.

This site is working too well! I already have 3 permits for the year and now have a new problem — I have too many trips to choose from in a short amount of time. Patrick P.

I used a tracker to grab a permit for the John Muir Trail during peak time this year, something which I’ve never won the lottery for the past 4 years. This summer is all adventure for me thanks to Outdoor Status. Vardhan M.

Thanks to Outdoor Status, I got the coveted Mt. Whitney overnight permit for this summer. I am super excited about my trip. This wouldn’t have been possible without the services that Outdoor Status provides. I got a SMS text about a cancelled permit and I quickly went and reserved my permit. It was so easy! I am a huge huge fan! David K.

I have been using Outdoor Status for a few months now, and it has been a LIFESAVER — I’ve managed to find some notoriously difficult backpacking permits for Mt. Whitney, Yosemite, and the Lost Coast. Being able to set an unlimited number of trackers for multiple weekends has been a game-changer, and the tiny annual fee has easily paid itself off already. On top of that, Jordan’s newsletters have helped me stay on top of my game when it comes to planning adventures in advance, instead of being caught off guard at the last minute. Keep up the great work! Mukund T.

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We found 0 permits in the last 2 weeks

Going outdoors is getting harder every year. In 2021, you had less than a 1% chance of winning the Enchantments lottery in August!

There are 2 reasons for that:

  1. Parks are restricting access to the most popular trails by requiring permits
  2. Permits are released far in advance, making it impossible to make last-minute plans

That’s why I’ve built Outdoor Status ⁠— to give us back the flexibility we need to plan trips.

Jordan Vincent

Jordan Vincent

Founder of Outdoor Status