Selway River Rules and Regulations
- Permits are not required outside of control season, but if on the river pre-season, you may not be on the river May 15
- Control season May 15 - July 31 - no more than 1 party is allowed to launch each day
- Outside of control season August 1 to May 14 - unlimited number of launches per day. You must take off the river on May 14.
- There is a $6.00 non-refundable application fee for all river reservations
- No fees for the Selway River
- During the lottery season, maximum party size is 16, but maximum trip duration can vary
- Outside the lottery season, maximum party size is 16.
- Porta potty-(preferably washable) toilet with appropriate capacity
- Fire pan (3 inch sides)
- Ash container (preferably metal)
- Photo ID-permit holder
- All dish/waste water must be strained and water broadcast above high water mark
- All human and pet feces should be packed out in porta-potty
- Absolutely nothing but human/pet waste in porta-potty, no sanitary wipes, tampons, sticks etc. Foreign objects aren't compatible with RV dump stations..
- All fire ash should be packed out in ash container
- All urination can be above the high water mark.
- No soaps even biodegradable in any streams, river or water source
- Camp on already hardened sites, avoid packing vegetation down
- All litter, food particles, including micro-trash must be packed out
- Use only dead and downed wood or charcoal for fire
- Return any rocks to where found if used for tent, tarp, or boat anchors
- Leave beaches unmarked, smooth disturbed surfaces
- Do not disturb or harass wildlife
- Leave camp in pristine state
- Do not touch, remove or damage any heritage resources (e.g. historic cabins, pictographs, artifacts, etc.) Oils from fingers can contribute to deterioration of pictographs.
- All members of group must camp together
- Please plan lay-over days in less used sites
- Camps at Moose Creek may need to be shared with other groups
- Permit holder signs the permit and becomes responsible for the entire group and must be present and accompany group at all times while on the river
- Observe all local, State and Federal laws and regulations
- Carry and display permit upon request of any Forest Officer
- Public nudity is discouraged
- Respect private property, do not enter unless acknowledged or invited, contain dogs at boat or on leash.
- Be courteous and efficient at put-in and take-out sites, no camping at boat ramp.
- Call ahead on road conditions and campfire restrictions