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John Day River

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.

RV Dumping Stations

Dumping costs normally range from $0 to $5.00.

Nearest Town Location
Bend Texaco Station, Hwy 97 and Revere
Bend Shell Station, Hwy 97 and Galveston
Burns Highway 20 Rest Stop, 10 miles west of Burns
Heppner Anson Wright Memorial Park, 26 miles south on Hwy 207
Hood River Waste Water Treatment Facility, 818 Riverside
John Day Clyde Holiday State Park
John Day  Grant County Fairground RV Park
Madras Madras City Shop, B Street
Madras Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Madras Tiger Mart Station, Hwy 97
Maupin Maupin City Park (Scat Machine)
Ontario I-84 Rest Stop, 45 miles west of Ontario
Ontario I-84 Rest Stop, 2 miles east of Ontario
Prineville Crook County RV Park, S. Main Street (Fairgrounds)
Redmond State of Oregon, Next to Airport/Animal Shelter
Rufus BP Gas Station (in back), Just off of I-84
Spray Bull Prairie Lake, 3 miles east of SR 207 on USFS Rd 2039
Spray Milepost 92.15 on Hwy 19/207
The Dalles Port of The Dalles, 3636 Klindt Drive
The Dalles Heritage Landing, Boat Ramp (Scat Machine)
Welches Mt. Hood Village, Hwy 26, 1.5 miles west of Thriftway

NOTE: EPA regulations prohibit dumping solid human waste into garbage receptacles and landfills, with the exception of Wag Bags, Cleanwaste, Restop2, and similar human waste pouches designed specifically for this purpose.