Backpackers spending the night would need a permit regardless of where they entered or chose to camp. Day-hikers would need a permit if they entered from one of the 40 trailheads near highways 22, 242 and 46 (see full list of trailheads below).
Permits would cost between $6 and $12, and only a limited amount would be available. The number of permits granted is still to be decided. Rules could be implemented by summer of 2019.
Deschutes and Willamette national forests are taking public comment until July 3 on the proposals. Email comments to [email protected]. They'll use feedback to shape a final decision, Peer said.