A permit is required year-round to float any section of the San Juan River between Montezuma Creek and Clay Hills. Permits are issued only through a pre-season lottery and advance reservations to individuals 18 and older. Do not show up at the launch ramp without a permit expecting to launch or join another group. The maximum group size is 25 persons. No pets are allowed.
To download and print a 2013 San Juan River permit application and view detailed information on how to obtain a permit, click on the link below:
(New in 2013: Reservations and permits will be sent via e-mail.)
CURRENT LAUNCH AVAILABILITY:
Click on the calendar links below to view launch date availabilty for each launch site. The calendars are updated daily during peak season and as needed during the shoulder season.
SAND ISLAND LAUNCH CALENDAR
MEXICAN HAT LAUNCH CALENDAR
IMPORTANT RIVER USE INFORMATION:
From required equipment to reserving campsites, the following links contain essential information for planning your San Juan River trip:
• 2013 River Use Stipulations
• 2013 River Trip Planner
• Navajo Nation Camping Closures
• Reserved Campsite Information and Map
• Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Would you like to volunteer as a River Ranger Assistant on the San Juan River? Click here for more information.