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Float Permit Availability Information:

Reservations for Pre and Post-season float permits on the Wild Main Salmon River become available annually on October 1st at 10:00 Eastern time (8 am Mountain time). Launch dates outside the Lottery Control Season (June 20-Sept. 7) have an unlimited number of launches on the Wild Salmon River section; carefully check the capacity before selecting a date (99 launches are listed for each pre/post season date).

Lottery Applications for Wild Main Salmon River Lottery Control Season launch reservations (June 20-Sept. 7) 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.

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 before submitting an application or reserving a launch date.


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