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San Juan River Permits


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?

VOLUNTEERING:

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


San Juan River

BLM Links:

San Juan River (general info)

 Sand Island Campground

 Commercial Guides

 

 

Related Links:

USGS River Flow Information

NOAA Colorado Basin River Forecast Center

Navajo Parks & Recreation Permits

Navajo Historic Preservation Dept. Class A Site Visitation Permit Form

Canyonlands Natural History Association Bookstore


River Office Phone: (435) 587-1544

RIVER OFFICE HOURS ARE 8:00 AM TO NOON (MDT), MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY

EMAIL: blm_ut_sanjuan_permits@blm.gov

Do not send lottery applications, launch reservation requests, or payment information via email.