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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

John Day River

Starvation Lane is currently OPEN to boat trailer access. 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. The number of launch permits issued in 2017 will not be limited, so it is not necessary to obtain your permit until close to your launch date. Once issued, don't forget to confirm your permit between 10 and 30 days prior to your trip. Permit fees are non-refundable.

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

Clarno to Cottonwood Bridge

Northfork Map
  • Clarno
  • Thirtymile (Private)
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)