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.
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?
Would you like to volunteer as a River Ranger Assistant on the San Juan River? Click here for more information.