Contact the BLM manager for information about permit sales and boat ramp status during COVID-19 from the links below:
Snake River Permits
Rogue River Lottery
(COVID-Related Permit Information)
John Day River Permits
Learn more about the National Wild and Scenic River System in the U.S.
John Day River Float Permits Move to Recreation.gov -Flyer
Oregon State's Scenic Waterways
Understand the "Need to Know" information for floating in these areas and follow "Leave No Trace" principles:
On overnight and day trips, all boating groups are required to carry and use a water-tight, reusable toilet system to remove solid human waste from the river canyon.
The toilet must be large enough to service the entire party for the complete length of the trip.
All buckets used to carry human waste are required to have a rubber gasket in the lid.
Plastic bags are not allowed, except human waste bags specifically designed for this purpose.
Once used, human waste bags must be carried in a water-tight container.
Dispose of used human waste bags in a garbage dumpster. Disposing of these bags in a vault toilet is strictly prohibited.