Do I Need a Permit?
Special Recreation Permits (SRPs) are required for commercial use, competitive use, special area use and organized group activity and event use.
You may also be required to pay additional fees or need a day-use or overnight camping pass, depending on your desired destination. Please check our individual river websites for more information.
Idaho Invasive Species Law and Boat Registration Requirement
All boats and non-motorized vessels (canoe, kayak, raft, drift boat, etc.) are required to purchase and display Idaho Invasive Species Law and Boat Registration stickers in order to legally launch and operate in Idaho. Inflatable, non-motorized vessels less than 10 feet in length are exempt. In Oregon, an Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention (AISP) permit is required for all watercraft greater than 10 feet in length.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses Required
Idaho licenses are required for hunting and fishing. Please learn and observe the seasons and regulations which are strictly enforced by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
National River Database
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace Video (transcript)
Boating Titling and Registration
Northwest River Forecast Center
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
National Wild and Scenic Rivers
Main Salmon River Information