Oregon Waterway Access Permit
Notice: Beginning in 2020, the BLM will return to limited permits to boat the Wild and Scenic section of the river (Service Creek to Tumwater Falls) from May 1-July 15.
Waterway Access Permit Exemption: On the John Day River, no Oregon Waterway Access Permit is needed when boating on limited entry segments and dates.
When boating outside of limited entry segments and dates, a Waterway Access Permit is required.
The Oregon Waterway Access Permit takes the place of the invasive species permit. However, if a boater has already paid a fee to boat on a federally designated Wild and Scenic River, they are exempt from carrying a Waterway Access Permit.For more information about the Waterway Access Permit please visit the Oregon State Marine Board website.