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It's Permit Season

posted December 9, 2005
by Thomas O'Keefe

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It's now time to start thinking about multi-day trips for next year and there are several great opportunities on Western Rivers. Many of these rivers require you to fill out a lottery application and deadlines are coming up. Check our permit database for the information and links to agency sites with detailed instructions and applications you can download.

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 River Agency Deadline
Alsek/Tatshensnini (AK) Glacier Bay National Park
Permit Info
Send in application to get on waitlist for preferred dates
Colorado River, Cataract Canyon (UT) Canyonlands National Park
Permit Info
Reservations for the coming year accepted after January 1st.

 

Colorado River, Grand Canyon (AZ) Grand Canyon National Park
Permit Info
The Park has recently released a new plan for obtaining permits (more info)
Colorado River, Westwater Canyon (UT) WestwaterCanyon-BLM
Permit Info
Reserve your trip two months in advance. Recently changed from the old lottery system (more info)
Deschutes (OR) Prineville District
Bureau of Land Management
Permit Info
Boater Pass required before launching, currently no limits
Dolores River (CO/UT)
Bureau of Land Management
Permit Info
Permit not required for Colorado section, but is required for Utah section.
Green River,
Gates of Lodore (UT)
Dinosaur National Monument
Permit Info
Lottery application must be received by February 1st.
Green River, Desolation Canyon (UT) Desolation Canyon-BLM
Permit Info
Lottery application must be received by February 1st. Cancellation permits are easy to pick up (must have permit application on file to do so).
Illinois River (OR) USFS
Illinois Valley Ranger District
Permit Info
Onsite registration, currently no limits
Jarbidge/Bruneau (ID) BLM
Permit Info
Advance registration, currently no limits.
Owyhee River (OR) Vale District
BLM
Permit Info
Onsite registration, currently no limits
Rio Chama (NM) BLM/USFS
Permit Info
Weekend launches May 1st to Sep 4th assigned by lottery. Applications must be received by January 31st.
Rogue River (OR) Tioga Resources Inc.
for USFS and BLM
Permit Info
Lottery applications must be received by January 31st.
Salmon River, Main (ID) USFS
North Fork Ranger District
Permit Info

 

Lottery applications must be received by January 31st.
Salmon River, Middle Fork (ID) USFS
Middle Fork Ranger District
Permit Info
Lottery applications must be received by January 31st.
Salt River, Upper (AZ) Apache Reservation and
Tonto National Forest
Permit Info
Lottery applications must be received by January 15th.
San Juan River (UT) San Juan Field Office
Permit Info
Lottery application must be received by February 1st.
Selway River (ID) USFS
Permit Info
Lottery applications must be received by January 31st.
Snake River (ID) USFS
Permit Info
Lottery applications must be received by January 31st.
Yampa River (CO/UT) Dinosaur National Monument
Permit Info
Lottery application must be received by February 1st.