United States, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Backcountry Permit


How to get a permit

Reservations depend on your start date:

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun

May 15 – Oct 31

Limited number of permits available.

3 options


A

Passed Online lottery

OpensMar 18 AM MST
ClosesMar 2011:59 PM MDT
Mar 1–20
Enter lottery
Enter lottery

B

Online reservations

OpensApr 268 AM MDT
Closes3 days ahead11:59 PM MDT
Apr 26 – 3 days ahead
Book online
Passed Unclaimed lottery permits release: Apr 26 at 8 AM MDT
Book online

C

In-person reservations

Opens2 days ahead8 AM MDT
ClosesDay of4:30 PM MDT
2 days ahead – day of

Don’t want to miss the deadline?

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

SMS notification that reads "Found permit for 2 people on July 15!"
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Found permit for 2 people on July 15!

Permits sold-out? We can help.

Receive text messages when we find canceled permits


Trips

Trips requiring a Yellowstone National Park Backcountry Permit