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Lower Deschutes Motorboat Schedule

Lower Deschutes River Management System -OPRD Scenic Waterways

Lower Deschutes Boater Passes Online (


*The Marine Board is not responsible for Boater Passes or the BLM website for purchasing passes.

Lower Deschutes Motorboat Schedule 2018
Lower Deschutes Motorboat Closures 2019/2020
The Lower Deschutes River is a limited entry system managed under a multi-agency management plan that was written in 1993 and supplemented in 1997 to describe permit system features.  The Lower Deschutes River is managed cooperatively by the: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Parks and Recreation, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Marine Board, Oregon State Police; and local governments, with a single representative for Wasco, Sherman and Jefferson counties and the cities of Maupin, the Dalles and Madras.  The agencies are advised by a working group composed of commercial and non-commercial boating interest and state, tribal and federal agency representatives. 


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 -Flyer

Oregon State's Scenic Waterways

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