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Early Access Backcountry Permit - Yellowstone NP

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https://www.recreation.gov/permits/4675323

Important Dates
DATES INFORMATION
March 1, 2024 Early-access lottery applications accepted starting at 8:00 am MT. The Early-Access Lottery is for trips starting between May 15, 2024, and October 31, 2024March 20, 2024

Early-access lottery closes at 11:59 pm MT March 25, 2024. Lottery participants are notified of award status starting at 8:00 am MT. Successful lottery applicants will be provided a date and time (April 1-25) when their individual access window opens. April 1, 2024 - April 24, 2024

Early-access reservations are open for trips between May 15, 2024, and October 31, 2024. April 26, 2024Peak season general on-sale. Reservations go on sale at 8:00 am MT for trips between May 15 and October 31. May 15, 2024 - October 31, 2024. Reservations must be picked up at a Backcountry Permit Office. Walk-up permits are available for first-come, first-served at a Backcountry Permit Office. October 31, 2024

On the last day of peak season, reservations can be made. October 6, 2024Non-peak season general on-sale. Reservations go on sale at 8:00 am MT for trips with camping dates from November 1 to May 14.

Lottery Information

The application period for the early access lottery is March 1 - 20. To apply, you will submit your basic contact information, not a trip itinerary. You will be notified of the results of the lottery around March 25.

Successful applicants are granted early access to reservations to build their trip itinerary. Those with the earliest access have more options to secure a reservation for popular areas. Lottery participants with later access may not have access to their preferred itinerary but can create an alternate trip using available campsites.

Successful applicants are provided a date and time that their individual access window opens. Applicants may create a reservation at any time after their access window opens. Participants are limited to a single reservation during the early access period but may create additional reservations beginning April 26. Large groups needing multiple campsites each night will need to submit separate applications with unique trip leaders.