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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

John Day River

On 10/19, 7 am-5 pm: Permits may be unavailable due to maintenance; please try back later. The number of river permits available for 2019 trips is not limited, however an online launch permit is required for each boating group. An online 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. Once issued, don't forget to log-in and confirm your permit between 10 and 30 days prior to your trip. Permit fees are non-refundable. NOTICES: THIRTYMILE launch access is OPEN; for updated information, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.blm.gov/or/permit/application/thirtymile-info.pdf STARVATION LANE launch access is OPEN, however the ramp is washed out; The River Toilet Dump Stations at Clarno & Cottonwood are CLOSED-please make alternate plans.

Reservation Availability Calendars

Availability by Segment

Check below for a list of available launches for each segment.

Segment 6-7-8

North Fork John Day River

Northfork Map
  • Tollbridge CG
  • Dale USFRd 3963
  • Camas Creek
  • Wrightman Canyon
  • Wall Creek
  • Monument
  • Big Bend
Segment 4

Kimberly to Service Creek

Northfork Map
  • Kimberly
  • Shady Grove
  • Spray
  • Wooden Bridge
  • Muleshoe
Segment 3B

Twickenham to Clarno

Northfork Map
  • Twickenham
  • Priest Hole
  • Burnt Ranch Beach (walk-in)
  • Lower Burnt Ranch
Segment 3A
Segment 3

Service Creek to Clarno (day use)

Northfork Map
  • Service Creek
  • Twickenham
  • Priest Hole
  • Burnt Ranch Beach (walk-in)
  • Lower Burnt Ranch
Segment 2
Segment 1

Cottonwood Bridge to McDonald Crossing

Northfork Map
  • Cottonwood Bridge (Burres)
  • Rock Creek (walk-in)
  • John Day Crossing (McDonald)

Overview Calendar

All Segments

Use the overview calendar to view the number of launches from one or more segments based on any date range.

  • North Fork John Day River (Segment 6-7-8)
  • Kimberly to Service Creek (Segment 4)
  • Twickenham to Clarno (Segment 3B)
  • Service Creek to Twickenham (Segment 3A)
  • Service Creek to Clarno (day use) (Segment 3)
  • Clarno to Cottonwood Bridge (Segment 2)
  • Cottonwood Bridge to McDonald Crossing (Segment 1)