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John Day River

On Saturday, March 28, from 3 to 9 PM PT, permits that require a fee may not be available for reservation. Please check back after this time. Launch permits will be unlimited in 2015. An on-line launch permit is required and available here to float all sections of the Mainstem and North Fork John Day River year-round.

Permit Release Schedule

Notice: For 2015, all river segments and launch dates are unlimited.

2016 Permit release dates have not yet been scheduled. Advance notice about 2016 release dates will be sent by email to those who have created a customer account. To create a customer account, select "Create Account" from the green bar above. Once all launch permits for a specific date are issued, launch permits often become available closer to the trip date when:

  1. A trip leader cancels a permit
  2. BLM cancels a permit that was obtained by fraudulent means
  3. A permit is automatically re-deposited if not confirmed by the confirmation deadline; 10 days prior to the trip date

All permits are issued on-line as they become available. There is no lottery, no waiting list, and no permits are issued by phone.

View the limited seasons and segments