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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

John Day River

An on-line 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. Launch permits will be unlimited in 2017. Permits for trips launching through April 30 will be available January 1. Permits for trips launching May 1 or later will be available March 1.

Limited Seasons and Segments

Notice: For 2016, all river segments and launch dates are unlimited. An on-line launch permit is still required.

Segment 2
All trips launching from Clarno or Thirtymile
9
Segment 3A
Overnight trips launching from Muleshoe or Service Creek
9
Segment 3B
Overnight trips launching from Twickenham, Priest Hole or Lower Burnt Ranch
10
Segment 3
Day-Use trips launching between Muleshoe and Clarno
24

Priest Hole Exception: For short day-trips taking place completely within Priest Hole Recreation Site (a distance of one mile between River Mile 136.5 and 137.5), self-issue permits are unlimited and may be obtained at Priest Hole.

View the permit release schedule