U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Monticello Field Office
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San Juan River
Reserved Campsite Requests
Who: Campsite requests must be submitted to the BLM Monticello Field Office by boaters who have a paid San Juan River permit reservation on Recreation.gov for a trip taking-out at Clay Hills. You must have a paid permit reservation prior to submitting your reserved campsite requests. Your Recreation.gov permit number is required.
Where: The reserved camping section begins downstream of the Government Rapid campsite (~river mile 64) and ends at the Clay Hills take-out. It is approximately 18 river miles. Trips taking out at Mexican Hat do not need to reserve campsites.
When: Campsites must be reserved for trips launching March 1st through October 31st. Reservation requests should be submitted immediately after paying for a permit reservation on Recreation.gov. The BLM Monticello Field Office will automatically assign your campsites if your request form is not received within five days of paying for your permit.
Rules and Regulations:
Safety: Campsites at Grand Gulch, Trimble Camp, Oljeto Wash, and Steer Gulch are located at the mouths of drainages and can experience flash floods during rainy weather. During inclement weather, exercise caution. Make sure your campsite has safe areas of higher ground and is out of the path of flash floods. BLM does not recognize the beach area at the mouth of Oljeto Wash as part of the campsite; if you reserve Oljeto Wash, exercise caution if camping in the beach area and/or camping with a larger than recommended group. Your safety is your responsibility. Travel on the San Juan River has inherent risks and river runners assume complete responsibility for their own safety.