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List Permits

The following rivers require permits. Click on the link in order to read the instructions download the appropriate application.

StateRiver and SectionLinkDescription
AK Alsek Haines Junction to Dry Bay permit Send in application to get on waitlist for preferred dates.
AK Tatshenshini 2. Dalton Post to Alsek (Dry Bay) permit Send in application to get on waitlist for preferred dates.
AZ Colorado 18. Lees Ferry to Lake Mead permit Permits for the Grand Canyon are required and available through a weighted lottery system in February (additional dates may be distributed throughout the year).
AZ Salt 2 - US 60 to Hwy 288 above Roosevelt Reservoir permit Lottery for river permits Mar 1 through May 15. Applications due Jan 15.
BC Alsek Haines Junction to Dry Bay permit Send in application to get on waitlist for preferred dates.
BC Tatshenshini 2. Dalton Post to Alsek (Dry Bay) permit Send in application to get on waitlist for preferred dates.
CO Colorado 14. Loma launch to Westwater launch (Ruby - Horsethief) permit Overnight camping is available in any of the 35 designated campsites and requires a permit . No permit is required for day use of the river.
CO Dolores 06. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) permit Required permit can be obtained by calling the Moab BLM field office for a reservation.
CO Green 2- Lodore to Echo Park permit Permits required year around. Lottery for high-use season second weeked in May to second weekend in September with applications due Jan 31.
CO Yampa 06. Deerlodge Park to Split Mountain CG permit Permits required year around. Lottery for high-use season second weeked in May to second weekend in July with applications due Jan 31.
GA Chattooga Ellicott Rock - Bull Pen Bridge to Burrell's Ford permit Permit must be obtained at Green Creek Trail, County Line Trail, or Bull Pen Bridge in NC, Burrell’s Ford Rd (GA side of the river), Warwoman Campground (FR 86) and Overflow Creek in GA, or Hwy 28 boat landing, Low Water Bridge, Earl’s Ford, Sandy Ford, Fall Creek, Thrift’s Ferry, Hwy 76 / Bull Sluice lot, and Woodall Shoals in SC.
GA Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Lick Log Creek permit Permit must be obtained at Green Creek Trail, County Line Trail, or Bull Pen Bridge in NC, Burrell’s Ford Rd (GA side of the river), Warwoman Campground (FR 86) and Overflow Creek in GA, or Hwy 28 boat landing, Low Water Bridge, Earl’s Ford, Sandy Ford, Fall Creek, Thrift’s Ferry, Hwy 76 / Bull Sluice lot, and Woodall Shoals in SC.
ID Bruneau Indian Hot Springs to 8 miles South of Bruneau permit Self issue permit can be downloaded from BLM website, and are available at self registration stations at the put in and take out.
ID Jarbidge Murphy Hot Springs to Bruneau River (Indian Hot Springs) permit Self issue permit can be downloaded from BLM website.
ID Owyhee 1. Duck Valley Indian Res. to Crutcher's Crossing permit Self issue permit can be downloaded from BLM website.
ID Owyhee 2. Crutcher's Crossing to Three Forks permit Self issue permit can be downloaded from BLM website.
ID Owyhee, N. Fork Off Mud Flat Road to Three Forks (OR) permit Self issue permit can be downloaded from BLM website.
ID Owyhee, South Fork YP Ranch to East Fork permit Self issue permit can be downloaded from BLM website.
ID Salmon 6 - Corn Creek to Vinegar Creek (The Main) permit All boaters must have a permit. There are eight launches per day allowed on the Main Salmon during the controlled season - June 20 thru September 7 - and these are assigned through the 4 Rivers Lottery System
ID Salmon, Middle Fork 1 - Marsh Creek to Boundary Creek permit Requires a permit.
ID Salmon, Middle Fork 2 - Boundary Creek (Dagger Falls) to Cache Bar (near Salmon R.) permit All boaters must have a permit with heavy use season between June 1st and Sept 1st assigned through the 4 Rivers Lottery System. Applications due January 31.
ID Selway 1 - Paradise to Selway Falls permit All boaters must have a permit. There is one launch per day during the controlled season - May 15 through July 31 - and these are assigned through the 4 Rivers Lottery System. Application due January 31.
ID Snake I) Hells Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing permit Three private permit launches each day from Friday preceding Memorial Day weekend through September 10th issued through 4 Rivers Lottery. Outside of this season, self issue permits are available.
ID Snake J) Pittsburg Landing (or Salmon) to Heller Bar permit Four Rivers Lottery Permit information
MT Smith Camp Baker to Eden Bridge permit Permits issued through a lottery managed by Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Peak season is May 15th to July 15th.
NC Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge permit Permit must be obtained at Green Creek Trail, County Line Trail, or Bull Pen Bridge in NC, Burrell’s Ford Rd (GA side of the river), Warwoman Campground (FR 86) and Overflow Creek in GA, or Hwy 28 boat landing, Low Water Bridge, Earl’s Ford, Sandy Ford, Fall Creek, Thrift’s Ferry, Hwy 76 / Bull Sluice lot, and Woodall Shoals in SC.
NC Chattooga Ellicott Rock - Bull Pen Bridge to Burrell's Ford permit Permit must be obtained at Green Creek Trail, County Line Trail, or Bull Pen Bridge in NC, Burrell’s Ford Rd (GA side of the river), Warwoman Campground (FR 86) and Overflow Creek in GA, or Hwy 28 boat landing, Low Water Bridge, Earl’s Ford, Sandy Ford, Fall Creek, Thrift’s Ferry, Hwy 76 / Bull Sluice lot, and Woodall Shoals in SC.
NM Rio Chama 4. El Vado Lake to Abiquiu Reservoir permit Permits required. Weekend launch dates May 1 through Labor Day distributed by lottery with application due before January 31.
NV Owyhee, South Fork YP Ranch to East Fork permit Self issue permit can be downloaded from BLM website.
OR Deschutes K. US 26 (Warm Springs) to Sherars Falls permit Boater pass available through online reservation system. Some dates have limited launches available.
OR Deschutes L. Sherar's Falls to Columbia River permit Boater pass available through online reservation system. Some dates have limited launches available.
OR Illinois 2 - Miami Bar to Oak Flat (31 miles) permit Self issue permits required and available prior to launch from Selma Market.
OR John Day 2. Service Creek to Clarno permit Reservation system for launches which are capped at 19 per day.
OR John Day 3. Clarno to Cottonwood permit For float trips during the primary boating season of May 20–July 10, advance permit reservations are required. Permits can be obtained on a first come, first served basis, starting on March 1 and then again on May 1. Launches are capped at 9 per day.
OR Owyhee 2. Crutcher's Crossing to Three Forks permit Self issue permit can be downloaded from BLM website.
OR Owyhee 3. Three Forks to Rome permit Self issue permit can be downloaded from BLM website.
OR Owyhee 4. Rome to Birch Creek or Leslie Gulch permit Self issue permit can be downloaded from BLM website.
OR Rogue 5. Grave Creek (Galice) to Foster Bar (Agness) (34 miles) permit Lottery for permits issued during regulated use season of May 15 through October 15.
OR Snake I) Hells Canyon Dam to Pittsburg Landing permit Three private permit launches each day from Friday preceding Memorial Day weekend through September 10th issued through 4 Rivers Lottery. Outside of this season, self issue permits are available.
OR Snake J) Pittsburg Landing (or Salmon) to Heller Bar permit Four Rivers Lottery Permit information
SC Chattooga Ellicott Rock - Bull Pen Bridge to Burrell's Ford permit Permit must be obtained at Green Creek Trail, County Line Trail, or Bull Pen Bridge in NC, Burrell’s Ford Rd (GA side of the river), Warwoman Campground (FR 86) and Overflow Creek in GA, or Hwy 28 boat landing, Low Water Bridge, Earl’s Ford, Sandy Ford, Fall Creek, Thrift’s Ferry, Hwy 76 / Bull Sluice lot, and Woodall Shoals in SC.
SC Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Lick Log Creek permit Permit must be obtained at Green Creek Trail, County Line Trail, or Bull Pen Bridge in NC, Burrell’s Ford Rd (GA side of the river), Warwoman Campground (FR 86) and Overflow Creek in GA, or Hwy 28 boat landing, Low Water Bridge, Earl’s Ford, Sandy Ford, Fall Creek, Thrift’s Ferry, Hwy 76 / Bull Sluice lot, and Woodall Shoals in SC.
UT Colorado 14. Loma launch to Westwater launch (Ruby - Horsethief) permit Overnight camping is available in any of the 35 designated campsites and requires a permit . No permit is required for day use of the river.
UT Colorado 15. Westwater to Rose Ranch (Westwater Canyon) permit River permit available through a BLM phone reservation system. Dates become available two months in advance.
UT Colorado 17. Moab to Powell Reservoir (Cataract Canyon) permit Permits are available on a reservation basis no more than four months, and no less than two days, prior to the permit start date.
UT Dolores 06. Gateway to Colorado River (UT) permit Required permit can be obtained by calling the Moab BLM field office for a reservation.
UT Green 2- Lodore to Echo Park permit Permits required year around. Lottery for high-use season second weeked in May to second weekend in September with applications due Jan 31.
UT Green 2- Lodore to Echo Park (DUPLICATE) permit Permits required year around. Lottery for high-use season second weeked in May to second weekend in September with applications due Feb 1.
UT Green 4- Ouray to Green River Town (Desolation & Gray) permit Permits required. Permit available through www.recreation.gov; see the link in the text above. For additional information, call 435-636-0975.
UT Green 5- Green River Town to Colorado Confluence (Labyrinth and Stillwater) permit A permit is required for all overnight flat water trips in Canyonlands and can be acquired no more than four months, and no less than two days prior to launch. The BLM manages permits upstream of the Park boundary.
UT San Juan 2. Mexican Hat to Clay Hills Crossing permit Permit required year around with lottery for trips March 1 through October 31. Applications must be received by February 1st.
UT Virgin, N. Fork 2) Sinawava to South Campground (Zion NP) permit Boating allowed when flows exceed 140 cfs
WA Baker River North Cascades National Park to Baker Lake permit Backcountry permit required for overnight adventures.
WA Snake J) Pittsburg Landing (or Salmon) to Heller Bar permit Four Rivers Lottery Permit information
YT Alsek Haines Junction to Dry Bay permit Send in application to get on waitlist for preferred dates.
YT Tatshenshini 2. Dalton Post to Alsek (Dry Bay) permit Send in application to get on waitlist for preferred dates.