The Enchantment Permit Area is divided into five permit zones:
- Core Enchantment Zone
- Snow Lake Zone
- Colchuck Lake Zone
- Stuart Lake Zone
- Eightmile/Caroline Zone
A pre-season lottery is held February 15 through March 2 of each year to allocate the majority of permits. Following the pre-season lottery, remaining permits are available on a first come, first served basis through the recreation.gov advance reservation system. A small number of permits are available on an unreserved daily walk-in basis.
The lottery process is a TWO step process:
- During the advanced lottery, the applicant must select an entry date and location and pay the $10 non-refundable application fee.
- After March 14, applicants must return to Recreation.gov and login to their account to determine the results of the lottery. Successful applicants must provide an exit date and number of persons in the party (up to 8 maximum) and pay for their permit ($5 per person/per day) by March 31, 2018, 11:59 p.m. PT. One alternate group leader may be selected.
Transaction fees: $10 nonrefundable
Permit fees: $5 per person per day