Getting an authorization number

You must register for a free authorization number.

Get authorized

If you 14 years old or older, you must obtain a free walk-in access authorization number to access walk-in access properties.

You can register for your authorization number online using your DWR customer ID number.

Walk-in access authorization numbers are listed under the categories "Other," "Fishing" or "Small Game." An authorization number is valid from January 1 to December 31 in the calendar year in which you register.

After you register, you'll receive an email that contains a certificate with your authorization number. You should print out the certificate and carry it with you in the field. You can be asked to leave a walk-in access property—and could receive a citation for trespass—if you can't provide your number.

You may receive an invitation to a walk-in access survey at the end of the year. Please participate in the survey if you can. Your answers will help determine the value and future direction of the program.

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