Great Smoky Mountains National Park Backcountry Permit


How to get a permit

Reservations depend on your start date:

May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
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Dec
Jan
Feb
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Apr

Jan 2022 – Dec 2024

Limited number of permits available.

1 option


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Online reservations

Opens30 days ahead12 AM ET
ClosesDay of11:59 PM ET
30 days ahead – day of
Book online
Advance release: 30 days ahead at 12 AM ET
Book online

Don’t want to miss the deadline?

Let us know when you want to go and we’ll remind you to book.