How to Obtain a Private Ruby-Horsethief Camping Permit
Permits are required to camp every day of the year
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High-Use Season: May through September
Permits may be obtained up to 60 days in advance of your camp date.
Please have the following information ready to obtain a permit
Credit card number
Dates of trip
Preferred camp sites (if known)
Size of group (1-25), including dogs (maximum of two dogs per site)
Name, address, and phone number of trip leader and alternate
Click here to find out which campsites are available
Fees during high-use season:
Children 16 years old and under camp for free. There is a strict limit of two dogs per group. There is a maximum of 25 heartbeats per group, including adults, children, and dogs.
Cost per Night
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*A $6 nonrefundable transaction fee is charged for each permit.
A permit is also required October through April. Only the transaction fee will be charged during the low use season.
Changing/Canceling a Permit:
As a courtesy to other boaters who wish to camp along the river, please cancel the permit as soon as possible if you are unable to use your camping permit. A refund is give if the permit is canceled eight or more days before the launch date.
A permit is required to float below Westwater, year around. Permits may be obtained from the Moab, Utah, BLM office, 435-259-7012 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.