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Pack Creek Permit Information

Please note: Pack Creek permits are now processed online through Recreation.gov or their toll free number 1-800-877-444-6777. This site provides a single point of access to information about Federal recreational activities and reservations.


Permits are required to visit Pack Creek from June 1 through September 10. The cost of your permit depends on your age and the date of your visit:

Shoulder Season Peak Season
June 1 through July 4
Aug. 26 through Sept. 10
July 5 through Aug. 25
Adult (16 to 61): $20 Adult (16 to 61): $50
Junior (under 16): $10 Junior (under 16): $25
Senior (over 61): $10 Senior (over 61): $25



Pack Creek refund information and policy can be found at recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777.