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Permit question

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Offline roadtrip

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Permit question
« on: August 31, 2019, 11:28:07 AM »
The BiBe nps site says permit for overnight use $12 .....up to 14 days ( I'm paraphrasing). Is this $12 per nite or just a one time fee for the length of the stay, up to 14 days??  My wife and I are budgeting for my trip. :ecomcity: :banghead:

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Re: Permit question
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 08:55:54 PM »
Right now it is only $12 for the whole time.  They are proposing to change it to $12 a night.  That is for back country camping, the front country sites are per night

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Re: Permit question
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2019, 08:56:47 AM »
Right now it is only $12 for the whole time.  They are proposing to change it to $12 a night.  That is for back country camping, the front country sites are per night

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Thanks M.E.
That's a heck of a deal. For now anyway.

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Re: Permit question
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2019, 05:17:47 AM »
Hope I didn't miss this point. Do we know how a backcountry permit will work across the beginning date? I'll be needing a permit from Dec. 29 - Jan. 2. Can I expect to a) get a single permit for those days, b) split the permit with different fees c) be required to reserve the second part online?. Any insight would be helpful. If not clear then I'll surely contact the Backcountry Office and see what's up. Thanks!
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Re: Permit question
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2019, 06:17:56 AM »
I have not seen any official statement on what the final determination of the fee and reservation system will be.  I have an email into the park asking what they decided.  As to when I would think that as long as you get your permit before Jan. 1 then it is the old system, even if you come back out after the 1st but who knows.  If you contact the park and find out, let us know.
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Re: Permit question
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2019, 07:51:49 PM »
Have an email message in with them so will report back when I hear.

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Re: Permit question - Answered by NPS
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 05:22:43 AM »
Here is the response from the NPS - good to go!

"Any changes to the backcountry camping system will not be in effect until the second or third week of January.  So you will get a permit as usual for Dec. 29 through Jan 2 for any available sites.

When our new regulations are in place we will put information on our web site and send out a press release."

 


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