Passes & Permits

  • Permits and Fees

    Northwest Forest Pass

    The PNT travels through many different public and private lands that are managed and owned by different government and private entities. With this knowledge, please prepare appropriately by reviewing the PNTA's website on passes and fees.


Permits are required for camping within the following National Parks. In addition, there may be entrance fees for the parks. Click on the links below to learn more:

  • Glacier National Park

    Glacier National Park

    A showcase of melting glaciers, alpine meadows, carved valleys, and spectacular lakes.

  • North Cascades National Park

    North Cascades National Park

    Witness a landscape sensitive to the Earth's changing climate. Help steward the ecological heart of the Cascades.

  • Olympic National Park

    Olympic National Park

    Encompassing nearly a million acres, the park protects a vast wilderness, including glacier-capped mountains and old-growth temperate rain forests.


Learn more about passes, fees, and find help searching for the needed information:

U.S. Forest Service Recreation Fees and Passes: Passes and Permits | US Forest Service (


National Forests along the Pacific Northwest Trail (East to West):



  • Wilderness

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    Remember wilderness regulations apply in designated Wilderness areas.