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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.

SAN JUAN RIVER BUSINESS PLAN:

The Monticello Field Office has completed a business plan for the San Juan River.  The plan outlines the new approved fee schedule for Special Recreation Permits on the San Juan River and describes how collected fees were used in the past and how future revenues will be prioritized to operate, maintain, and upgrade the San Juan River program for visitors.  Click on the link below to download the plan: 

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?


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

 

VOLUNTEERING:

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


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.