Permits

Main Salmon, Middle Fork Salmon, Selway and Hells Canyon of the Snake River.

Salt River, AZ
Lottery for river permits Mar 1 through May 15. Applications due Jan 15.

Colorado River Lomo Launch to Westwater Launch
Weekday permits are self issue but weekend permits become available by reservation 60 days prior to the launch date.

Colorado River, Westwater to Rose Ranch (Westwater Canyon)
Permits available through a reservation system. Dates become available two months in advance.

Colorado River; Moab to Powell Reservoir (Cataract Canyon)
Permits are available on a reservation basis starting the first business day in January. Currently no daily launch limits.

Grand Canyon Colorado River
Permit information.
  Permits for the Grand Canyon are required and available through a weighted lottery system.

Dolores; Gateway to Colorado River
Required permit can be obtained by calling the Moab BLM field office for a reservation.

Green River: Lodore to Echo Park
Permits required year around. Lottery for high-use season second weeked in May to second weekend in September with applications due Feb 1.

Yampa River; Deerlodge Park to Split Mountain
Permits required year around. Lottery for high-use season second weeked in May to second weekend in July with applications due Feb 1.

Chattooga River
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.