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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

John Day River

Launch permits are required for all river segments. A non-refundable launch fee applies to trips entering the Wild and Scenic River section between May 20 & July 10 of $20 per overnight trip per group, or $10 per day-use trip per group.

Reservation Availability Calendars

Launch permits for limited segments (Segment 2, Segment 3A, Segment 3B, Segment 3) will be available beginning March 1, at 7 A.M. PST and continuing through July 10

50% of the available permits for each date will be released on March 1, at 7 A.M. PST, and 50% will be released on May 1 at 7 A.M. PST.

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

Clarno to Cottonwood Bridge

Northfork Map
  • Clarno
  • Butte Creek (Private)
  • Thirtymile (Private)
Segment 1

Cottonwood Bridge to McDonald Crossing

Northfork Map
  • Cottonwood Bridge
  • Starvation Lane
  • 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)