Booking Overnight Camping Permits


Please check trail conditions and any closures before your next trip.

Overnight Camping Permit System  

  • Reservations are made 2 months in advance (from the first date of your trip). You must call the permit reservation number at 912-496-3331 between 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (EST) Monday - Friday (excluding federal holidays). 
  • Set up a profile in BEFORE calling to make your permit reservation. Your permit will be attached to your profile and you will  be required to print out your permit through
  • Campfires are permitted at Stephen C. Foster State Park, Mixons Hammock, Floyds Island, and Canal Run. All wood used in campfires must be purchased onsite.
  • There is a permit reservation fee of $10/permit. This is a one-time fee per reservation/permit and is non-refundable if you cancel your reservation. The fees for the site are $15/person/night. 
  • Download the Discover Nature Wilderness App BEFORE your overnight (or day-use) trip to the refuge. The app is full of great information and images, you can pinpoint your exact location (even without cell phone coverage) and find out lots of cool  background information! Also, post your photos and sightings! The app is FREE for both Apple and Android devices. Download it today!