Outdoor Status

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Never miss a permit deadline again

May 2021

Hi there!

I'm sending this issue early because Yosemite is releasing entry reservations on April 21.

Zion, Glacier, and Rocky Mountain National Parks have also restricted access this summer. But fear no more — I got you covered!

Also, for those who didn't get lucky at the permit lottery, you still have a chance to snag last-minute permits at many parks.

California

Yosemite (day-use)

Apr 218am PTReservations open for a May 21 – Jun 30 entry.Add to calendar

Apr 288am PTReservations open for a July entry.Add to calendar

May 58am PTReservations open for an August entry.Add to calendar

May 128am PTReservations open for a September entry.Add to calendar

Daily8am PTLast-minute reservations open 7 days in advance.

Half-Dome (Yosemite)

Daily (starting May 26)12am PTLottery opens 2 days in advance. Lottery closes the same day at 1pm PT.

Yosemite (backcountry)

Daily12am PTLottery opens 169 days in advance. Closes the same day at 11:59pm PT. Apply in May for an Oct 17 – Oct 31 start.

Daily12am PTLast-minute lottery opens 15 days in advance. Closes the same day at 11:59pm PT.

Mt Whitney

May 17am PTUnclaimed reservations open for a May 1 – Nov 1 start.Add to calendar

Inyo

Daily7am PTLast-minute reservations open 14 days in advance.


Pacific Northwest

Mt Rainier

Apr 277am PTReservations open for a Jun–Sep start.Add to calendar

Olympic

Daily7am PTReservations open 6 months in advance. Apply in May for a November start.

Central Cascades Wilderness

Daily (starting May 21)7am PTReservations open 7 days in advance.


Southwest

The Wave

Apr 3011:59pm MTLottery closes for an August start.

May 1Lottery opens for a September start. Lottery closes May 31.Add to calendar

Zion (shuttle)

Apr 309am MTReservations open for a May 16–31 entry.Add to calendar

May 169am MTReservations open for a Jun 1–15 entry.Add to calendar

May 319am MTReservations open for a Jun 16–30 entry.Add to calendar

Daily5pm MTLast-minute reservations open 1 day in advance of entry.

The Subway (Zion)

Apr 30Lottery closes for a June start.

May 1Lottery opens for a July start. Lottery closes May 31.Add to calendar

May 510am MTUnclaimed lottery reservations open for a June start.Add to calendar

Zion (backcountry)

May 510am MTReservations open for a June start.Add to calendar

Grand Canyon

May 15pm MTLottery closes for a September start.

May 20Lottery opens for an October start. Lottery closes Jun 1.Add to calendar


Rockies

Glacier (day-use)

Apr 296am MTReservations open for a May 28 – Jun 28 entry.Add to calendar

Daily (starting Apr 30)5pm MTReservations open 60 days in advance. Apply in May for a July entry.

Daily (starting May 26)6am MTLast-minute reservations open 2 days in advance.

Rocky Mountain (day-use)

May 18am MTReservations open for a May 28 – June 30 entry.Add to calendar

Daily (starting May 27)5pm MTLast-minute reservations open 1 day in advance of entry.


East Coast

Great Smoky Mountains

Daily12am MTReservations open 30 days in advance. Apply in May for a Jun start.


Hawaii & Alaska

Denali (road)

May 1Lottery opens for a Sep 17–21 entry. Lottery closes May 31.Add to calendar

Napali Coast

DailyReservations open 30 days in advance. Apply in May for a June start.

Past deadlines

It's not too late! These parks still have permits available as first-come, first-served.

Lost CoastGrand TetonBoundary WatersGlacier (backcountry)YellowstoneRocky Mountain (backcountry)EnchantmentsSequoia & King Canyon

Upcoming

These parks will be covered in the next newsletter.

Conundrum Hot Springs

See you next month! Expect to hear from me on May 25th for all deadlines in June.

Jordan