Know Before You Go
When applying for or reserving a launch date on this river, I certify that:
- I am not currently being penalized for a no-show or late cancellation on this river;
- I will only submit one application for this river's lottery;
- I understand that during the control season for this river, I am limited to one permit and may only hold one launch reservation during this period;
- Unless authorized as a commercial operator on this river, this reservation/application is for a private float permit.
Float Permit Availability Information:
PRE/POST LAUNCHES can be reserved beginning at 8:00 a.m. Mountain time (10:00 a.m. Eastern) on October 1st each year. These pre/post launch dates are outside the Lottery Control Season (June 20-Sept. 7), and 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.
Cancellations: Please continue to check this site 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: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/scnf/home/?cid=stelprdb5300640. Boaters should try to anticipate high and low water levels before submitting an application or reserving a launch date.