Welcome To The John Day River Boating Website

March 11, 2021 Update: An online permit is required year-round to boat between Service Creek and Tumwater Falls. ONLINE PERMITS ARE ISSUED ON RECREATION.GOV., AND ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THIS BLM WEBSITE. This website is still active for trip planning purposes only. Permits for the North Fork of the John Day and from Spray to Kimberly on the Mainstem are self issued paper permits located at the boat ramp kiosks.