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 telephone 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.
AMENDED SAN JUAN RIVER BUSINESS PLAN COMMENT PERIOD:
The BLM Monticello Field Office is seeking public comment on an Amended Business Plan for the San Juan River. The addendum proposes moving the San Juan River non-commercial boating permit lottery and reservation system to Recreation.gov to improve customer service and permitting efficiency. Written comments must be received by September 29, 2014. Please see the Press Release and the Amended Business Plan for the San Juan River below for more information.
GET A PERMIT:
Attention: There are changes for the 2014 season. A new permit fee schedule is in effect for the San Juan River and changes have been made to the permit application process. Read the permit instructions carefully. To view detailed information on how to obtain a permit, click on the link below:
HOW TO OBTAIN A PERMIT
CURRENT LAUNCH AVAILABILITY:
Click on the calendar links below to view launch date availabilty for each launch site. The calendars are updated daily during the high-use season and as needed during the remainder of the year.
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:
• 2014 River Use Stipulations
• 2014 River Trip Planner
• Navajo Nation Camping Closures
• Reserved Campsite Information and Map
• Is my river trip non-commercial?