There is a quota for the number of group permits and individual backpacking permits available in each area of the park. All areas have a different quota, depending on the environment and the impacts that camping has on it. You can check the quotas for each areas at recreation.gov.
Areas where 100% of the permits are able to be reserved in advance include:
- Ozette Coast
- Royal Basin
- Lake Constance
- Upper Lena Lake
- Flapjack Lakes
Areas where 50% of the permits are able to be reserved in advance, and the other 50% are available as first-come, first-served permits include:
- Grand and Badger Valleys
- Sol Duc/ Seven Lakes Basin/ Mink Lake
- Hoh Lake and C.B. Flats
- Hoh River Trail
Reservations can be made at recreation.gov
, and open in March for the following year.