San Goronio Wilderness permits are still required for overnight camping!!!
It is true that San Gorgonio Wilderness permits for day use are not required now, but they are highly recommended as a safety precaution for anyone going into one of San Bernardino National Forest’s eight wilderness areas. Wilderness permits provide a record of visitors to the area, which enables Forest Service personnel to monitor whether all visitors return. If you choose not to obtain a wilderness permit, it is highly recommended that you leave your itinerary with a friend or family member.
SGWA patrol volunteers are still there to help inform the public with their knowledge of the area by pointing out camp site locations and water sources, check overnighter user’s permit, identify trail or camp issues, helping the public when in trouble, making sure there are no camp fires or other wilderness violations.