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.

 

 Group Size
Cost per Night
  
0-5
$20
6-14
$50
15-25
$100

*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.  

 


 Westwater Permits

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.