Charon's Garden Wilderness Area

Backcountry camping is allowed by permit in designated portions of the Charon's Garden Wilderness Area. 

Permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis for a maximum of three days. Friday, Saturday, Sunday -or- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. No permits are issued for Thursday. A total of ten (10) permits can be issued for any time period. Reservations are taken up to 3 months in advance. 

Permits are only available via Recreation.gov. Staff will no longer be issuing on site permits. https://www.recreation.gov/permits/4675313?q=Charon%27s%20Garden

A $10 administrative fee per permit plus $5 per-person fee will be charged. The fee is non-refundable once a permit is issued. 

It is your responsibility to know all refuge regulations. A regulation and information leaflet may be obtained at Refuge Headquarters or at each entrance to the refuge.

  • Campfires or open fires of any kind are strictly prohibited.

  • Do not Trench around tent or level off tent site.

  • Dispose of Waste Properly

  • Respect Wildlife