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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

John Day River

An on-line launch permit is required year-round and available here to boat all sections of the Mainstem downstream of Spray. Permits to boat upstream of Spray are encouraged and available here and at launch points. Launch permits will be unlimited in 2017. Permits for trips launching through April 30 will be available January 1. Permits for trips launching May 1 or later will be available March 1.

Welcome To The John Day River Boating Website

John Day River Permit website is currently offline for maintenance.

If are planning to boat the John Day River soon, please call the BLM office at 541-416-6700 to obtain a river permit. Email questions at BLM_OR_PR_Mail@blm.gov