Welcome To The John Day River Boating Website

May 21, 2020 Update: The river is open for boating. An online permit is required to boat between Service Creek and Tumwater Falls. Permits are issued on Recreation.gov under 'John Day River Permits'. To boat the mainstem upstream of Spray or the North Fork John Day, please fill out a paper permit at the launch site. To receive updated river information by email, please click Create Account on the green bar below.