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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

John Day River

4/18 - Launch permits are required for all river segments. A non-refundable launch fee applies to trips entering the Wild and Scenic River section (Service Creek to Tumwater Falls) between May 20 & July 10 of $20 per overnight trip per group, or $10 per day-use trip per group. For more info see Permit Overview.

Limited Seasons and Segments

Launch limits are designed to reduce crowding and ensure that overnight boating groups are able to find a suitable campsite on public land each night of their trip.

Permits are limited in Segments 2 and 3 between May 20 and July10, for both day and overnight trips. Limits apply to trips launching between Service Creek and Cottonwood, or floating past Service Creek from upstream within this date range

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