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Special Recreation Permits

Special Recreation Permits (SRP) are required for a variety of recreation activities on BLM public lands.  They are used to ensure public health and safety, protect recreation and natural resources, and ensure the public receives a fair monetary return for certain recreation uses of BLM public lands.  SRPs are required for commercial activities, competitive events, certain organized group activities and in some designated special areas. 

The Little Snake Field Office has announced it will not be issuing new special recreation permits for big game or mountain lion guiding and outfitting until it completes a study evaluating the capacity for such permits.

The office will continue processing applications for existing permits but will maintain a waiting list for new applications. Click here to view the entire news release.

Current Special Recreation Permits

The Little Snake Field Office administers several Special Recreation Permits.  Below is a listing of the current (as of October 18, 2013) permitted outfitters/guides in the Little Snake BLM.

Authorized Outfitters/Guide List

If you see a commercial/organized group on BLM land in the Little Snake Field Office area and do not see their name on the above list, please contact our office at (970) 826-5000.

How to Apply


  • Big Game - May 15
  • Lion - August 15
  • Commercial Group/Organized Competitive Events - 180 days prior to event
  • All Other Outfitting Permits - Determined on a Case by Case Basin

Read the full information on Special Recreation Permits .

Read the full Special Recreation Permit Handbook (2015) .


To apply for a Special Recreation Permit within the Little Snake Field Office, please submit the following forms:
Blank Forms
Fillable Forms to be Used Online

Fillable Form Instructions, Tips & Tricks

Sample Forms
New Application
Renewal Forms
Multi-Year  Forms
Post Use Forms
Please file your forms no later than January 31

The complete permit process can take up to approximately 120 days.  Please keep this in mind when submitting your paperwork.


 Please make payments to the "Department of the Interior - BLM

All documents should be sent to:

Bureau of Land Management
Little Snake Field Office
455 Emerson Street
Craig, CO  81625

Filming Permits

Please contact the Outdoor Recreation Planner at the Little Snake Field Office for specific information.

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