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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

John Day River

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 2018 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. NOTICES: THIRTYMILE LAUNCH ACCESS Will BE CLOSED Dec. 1- Apr. 15, for an update please copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.blm.gov/or/permit/application/content/guides/thirtymile-2018-talking-points.pdf STARVATION LANE launch is currently OPEN; The River Toilet Dump Station at Cottonwood is Unusable - please make alternate plans

Invasive Species

The Oregon State Marine Board requires operators of canoes, kayaks, drift boats, inflatable rafts, and other manually powered boats 10 feet or longer to carry an Aquatic Invasive Species prevention permit. Permits are available where fishing licenses are sold. For more information please visit the Oregon State Marine Board.