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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

John Day River

Launch permits are 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. Attention: You must Confirm Your Permit or it will automatically cancel and you will lose any payment made. Please check your Permit Reservation email for your confirmation deadline.

Trip Leaders and Alternate Trip Leaders

A trip leader may name one alternate trip leader per launch permit. Either the trip leader or the alternate trip leader must present the printed permit and a picture ID at the launch point, and be present on the entire river trip. Alternate trip leaders must be listed at the time the permit is first reserved.

Each person may be named as either a trip leader or an alternate trip leader on one overnight trip and up to three day-use trips at a time. To be named as a trip leader or an alternate on an additional permit, that person will need to either cancel one permit or complete one river trip.