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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

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.

Guide & Outfitters

Commercial Permits

Commercial businesses offering guided trips on the mainstem or North Fork of the John Day River are required to obtain a permit from the Prineville District Office of the Bureau of Land Management prior to operations, phone 541-416-6700.

A trip is considered to be commercial if the group fails to meet any one of the following requirements for a non-commercial trip:

  1. There is a bona fide sharing of expenses
  2. No fees are collected in excess of the actual expense of the trip
  3. There is no financial gain by any member of the group
  4. No salary is directed from shared expenses of the trip
  5. No charge is collected for use of the equipment

Authorized John Day River Guides

Northfork Station Outfitter & Guides
541-934-2000
Trout Creek Outfitters
971-645-1098
Deschutes River Guides
503-784-1217
Steve Smith Outdoors, LLC
www.stevesmithoutdoors.com
Oregon River Experiences
800-827-1358
www.oregonriver.com
A. Helfrich Outfitter, LLC.
541-726-5039
www.helfrich.com
Bischof's Flyfishing
541-977-2796
www.bischofsflyfishing.com
Little Creek Outfitters
503-819-4035
www.littlecreekoutfitters.net
Mah-Hah Outfitters
541-533-5733
www.johndayriverfishing.com
Arrowhead River Adventures
541-830-3388 or 800-227-7741
www.arrowheadadventures.com
Ouzel Holding Co., Inc
541-385-5947
www.oregonrafting.com
Service Creek Rafting Company
541-468-3331
www.servicecreek.com
Willamette Valley Outfitters
541-517-7536
www.willamettevalleyoutfitters.com
John Hazel & Company
541-395-0995
www.deschutesangler.com
Cascadia Expeditions
www.CascadiaExpeditions.com
Young Life's Washington Family Ranch
541-489-3100
Bend Parks and Recreation District
541-389-7275
www.bendparksandrec.org
City of Eugene River House Outdoor Center
541-682-5329
www.eugene-or.gov/749/Outdoor
Drake Radditz Guide Service
503-449-4886
www.fishwithdrake.com
River Runner Outfitters
541-978-0152
www.fishdeschutes.com

Authorized John Day River Boat Rental Outfitter

Service Creek Rafting Company
541-468-3331
www.servicecreek.com

Forms for Guides & Outfitters