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
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