Why Register on ATCamp?


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"A footpath for those who seek fellowship with the wilderness."

A.T. Section Hiker Registration Form

Anybody planning to camp overnight on the A.T., whether one night or many, should use ATCamp to register your campsites. ATCamp will help you prevent overcrowding at overnight sites during your section hike, improve everyone's hiking experience and protect fragile Trail resources.

Please note:

  • A registration is not a reservation.
  • ATC asks section hikers, Spring Break hikers and other groups to find an alternative to visiting the A.T. in Georgia and southern North Carolina during March and April due to large numbers of thru-hikers and limited camping resources.

TO REGISTER: Enter your itinerary in sequential order - A. date & starting point, or ; B. shelter or campsite(s)  and zero days; C. ending point  , or   of your trip.

 STEP 1: Select a starting ,or   .Your itinerary must begin (and end) with a , or  icon. The map will limit the displayed icons to these three until you select one and a start date. After that, the map will display the shelters-campsites  -  you can add to your itinerary, or allow you to add zero days, and will automatically pick the date.

TIP: Use the map key to show or hide icons on the map.

TIP: Depending on how full the site is the date block will be green, yellow - or red when the site is full - you will not be able to register for a "full" site with a quota. If the overnight site does not have a quota, you can still see if the site will be full on the night you first pick. When full, please select another site (or A.T. section) which still has space.

STEP 2: When your itinerary is done Click "Continue With Registration" to fill in your personal info, and when done with that click "Review Registration", then "Submit".

STEP 3: ATCamp will send you an e-mail that provides a pdf confirming your itinerary, useful A.T. hiking and camping tips, and your Order#.  Keep this e-mail!

STEP 4: If your plans change and you are no longer able to keep your planned schedule please cancel your hike; you will need your Order# in the e-mail for this.

This registration system is continually being improved. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at info@appalachiantrail.org. Thank you!

Trip Information
  • You can construct your itinerary by selecting shelters/campsites etc. from the map.
  • A start date and location is required.
  • To begin building your itinerary, click the button below. Select the state you will start your trip in and then select a location from the map where you will access the AT (and start your trip). Then select the start date of your trip from the displayed calendars.
  • Your itinerary will be displayed here once you have started building it.
Use the map below to enter your itinerary.
Start by entering your start point, then enter the rest of your itinerary.
Be as accurate as you can for the dates and areas for your trip as some of the areas might have quotas in place.
Click on the icons or section name for details and availability or use.
If at any time the AT or icons are not visible for an area, use the "Jump to State" list to reload the state you want to view.
Your Itinerary Information
Date Resource Mileage Section

Max # days per Registration: 150

You can use the "Add Zero Day Off Trail" button to add a day off trail OR to add a day in a section that has a separate permit system.
When you are finished selecting the areas for your itinerary, click the "Continue With Registration" button to fill out the rest of your hiking registration.

Registration Holder Information

All fields are required unless marked as optional.

ATC Information
Enter your mobile number with no dashes. Only the carriers listed below are supported.
If your carrier is not listed here, please mention it in the comments below and we will work on adding it.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our mission is best supported by the contributions of individuals of diverse backgrounds. The information you provide will give valuable insight regarding the changing demographics of the A.T. hiking community. This data will not be shared with external parties and will be used for internal purposes only.

Review A.T. Section Hiker Registration


Date Resource Mileage Section

Trip Information