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by Lynn DesLauriers
(NB, Canada)

Hello, I'm heading south for my first adventure. I plan to travel down the east coast, across the sunbelt, then up to BC in the spring. My question is do the National Parks have limits on the number of nights a person is allowed to camp? Whether it's paid camping or dry/open camping?

Thank you!

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Nov 25, 2016
Camping limits in National Parks
by: Marianne

There are various limits but most USA National Park campgrounds do have a maximum stay limits. For instance at the Grand Canyon, it's 7 days. At Yosemite it's 7 days in Yosemite Valley but 14 days in the high country campgrounds. At some parks the limit varies seasonally. You can usually find this information on each National Park website - under campground regulations.

Most National Parks do not permit camping anywhere outside of the campgrounds at any time. Perhaps, you're thinking of the National Forests (often just outside the National Park boundaries) when you say, dry/open camping. In most of those, there is a 14-day limit.

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