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Float Permit Availability Information:

Reservations for Pre and Post-season float permits (before May 28 and after Sept. 3) on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River (limit of 7 per day) become available annually on October 1st at 10:00 Eastern time (8 am Mountain time).

Lottery Applications for Middle Fork of the Salmon River Lottery Control Season launch reservations (May 28-Sept. 3) are accepted annually from December 1 until midnight Eastern time January 31.

Enter your preferred launch date and search or click here to start a lottery application.

Cancellations: Please continue to check this website for cancelled reservations. Cancelled launch dates are released at a random time within 24 hours of submission. However, after March 15th, the Middle Fork will not re-issue cancellations for launches occurring Aug. 15 through Sept. 15. Groups will also be limited to 12 craft per permit for these launch dates.

Water Levels, River Info, Lottery Statistics: Find hydrographs, statistics, calendars, river information, equipment requirements and regulations at: under Whitewater Rafting the 4 Rivers. Boaters should try to anticipate high and low water levels and road access before submitting an application or reserving a launch date.


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