Limited Segments and Dates

November 17, 2020 Update: An online permit is required to boat between Service Creek and Tumwater Falls. Permits to launch from July 16 - December 31 are available on this website, except for trips on Segment 1A and 1B (Cottonwood to Tumwater Falls) in the Fall (September 1 – November 30), which are available at Recreation.gov. Thirtymile Boat Launch is not accessible by vehicle from Dec 1 - April 15 for the winter closure of Armstrong Canyon Rd.

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.

Permits for limited segments and dates are issued on the Recreation.gov website.

Overnight Trips from May 1 – July 15
The limits for this permit are measured in the number of Overnight boating groups entering the Wild and Scenic River (Service Creek to Tumwater Falls) per day.

Segment 3A
Overnight trips entering the Wild and Scenic section at Service Creek
9
Segment 3B
Overnight trips launching from Twickenham, Priest Hole or Lower Burnt Ranch
10
Segment 2A
Overnight trips launching from Clarno
5
Segment 2B
Overnight trips launching from Thirtymile
5
Segment 1A
Overnight trips launching from J.S. Burres (Cottonwood Bridge)
4
Segment 1B
Overnight trips launching from Starvation, Rock Creek or McDonald Crossing
2

Day Use Trips from May 1 – July 15
The limits for this permit are measured in the number of Day Use boating groups entering the Wild and Scenic River (Service Creek to Tumwater Falls) per day. 

Segment 2A
Day-use trips launching from Clarno
1
Segment 2B
Day-use trips launching from Thirtymile
1
Segment 3
All Day-Use trips launching between Muleshoe and Clarno
24
Segment 1
All Day-use trips launching between J.S.
10

Permit Exceptions:

  • A permit is not required at Cottonwood Canyon State Park to float 1/4 mile between J.S. Burres (Cottonwood Bridge) and Lone Tree Campground.
  • For day trips taking place completely within the Priest Hole Recreation site (a distance of 1 mile), a free, self-issue permit is available on site.

View the permit release schedule