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.
- 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 - from starting point/date, to each night's campsites, to the end point of your trip.
STEP 1: Select a starting point. The map will only display possible start points until you select one and a start date. Once you select a starting point, the map will display shelters/campsites that you can add to your itinerary; ATCamp will automatically pick the consecutive dates.
TIP: Use the map key to show or hide icons on the map.
TIP: You can view the capacity of an overnight site by clicking on its icon. The calendar shows the number of other people already registered for the site in the calendar date box (the date number is red, and below and to the left in black is the number of spaces available). As the overnight site you chose fills - the date block will be yellow as the site nears capacity, and red when the site is full- you will not be able to register for a "full" site.
STEP 2: Click "Continue With Registration" to fill in your personal info, and when you are done click "Review Registration".
STEP 3: Check your e-mail for a message from ATCamp that confirms your registration and provides useful A.T. hiking tips.
STEP 4: If your plans change, please cancel your registration on ATCamp.
This registration system is continually being improved. If you have questions or comments, please contact us at ATcamp@appalachiantrail.org. Thank you!