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Special Rules

Permits are required for all river entry. All parties launching on the Owyhee, Bruneau or Jarbidge River Systems must complete a registration form at the launch site. The top copy goes in the registration box at the launch site. The bottom copy is carried by the trip leader on the river. While on the river, the registration form must be presented upon request by any BLM, State, or County employee.  Owyhee | Bruneau-Jarbidge

Float groups in the Bruneau and Jarbidge Rivers are restricted to 15 persons. Float groups in the Owyhee River System upstream from the Rome launch site are restricted to 15 persons, while float groups on the Owyhee River downstream from the Rome launch site are restricted to 20 persons. 

Motorized watercraft, including electric motors, are prohibited above the Bruneau Take Out on the Bruneau and Jarbidge Rivers, as well as in Idaho (above river mile 55) in the Owyhee River System.

Guides and Maps

Boater's Guide

River Mileages

SOUTH FORK OF THE OWYHEE RIVER

YP Ranch to Nevada Pipeline Crossing: 20 miles
Nevada Pipeline Crossing to 45 Ranch: 25 miles
45 Ranch to Three Forks: 45 miles

EAST FORK OF THE OWYHEE RIVER

Duck Valley to Garat Crossing: 23 miles 
Garat Crossing to Rickert Crossing: 28 miles
Garat Crossing to Crutcher Crossing: 42 miles

MAIN OWYHEE RIVER

Crutcher Crossing to Three Forks: 35 miles
Three Forks to Rome: 37 miles 
Rome to Birch Creek: 50 miles
Birch Creek to Leslie Gulch: 18 miles

JARBIDGE RIVER

Murphy Hot Springs to Indian Hot Springs: 30.5 miles

BRUNEAU RIVER

Indian Hot Springs to the Bruneau River Take Out: 41 miles


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.


 
Last updated: 12-10-2013