Primitive camping permits are essentially permits that allow camping for only 10 days.
However, the word “permit” can be confusing to most people, and in most states you must get a permit before you can camp.
While you can legally use primitive camping permits at campsites, you can’t use them at carparks, picnic areas, or anywhere else where a permit is required.
For example, you cannot camp on the porch of a building where you can only use a primitive camping permit.
If you need to camp outside a public park or at a picnic area, you’ll need to get a proper permit from the appropriate authority.
To get a primitive permit, you must apply online, fill out a short form, and bring your camping gear along with you.
You’ll need a $25 application fee, which can be waived for veterans, military spouses, and those who qualify for free or reduced-price campgrounds.
Primitive permits are issued by state and local agencies, but most are issued online.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website lists the following information about primitive permits: Primitive permit fees: $20 per person, per day Primitive campground fee: $5 per person per day per permit type Primitive campsite fee: Non-resident campers are exempt from the campground fees