The Bureau of Land Management & U.S. Forest Service are pleased to make the Rogue River Non-Commercial Float Permit Lottery application process more convenient by making it available online. Non-Commercial whitewater boaters hoping to float the wild section of the Rogue River during the 2017 season will now be able to submit their lottery applications online at: www.recreation.gov. Permits are required May 15 through October 15 to float the wild section of the Rogue National Wild and Scenic River, which extends from Grave Creek to Watson Creek.
The lottery application period will be open December 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017 and will only be available through Recreation.gov. There is a fee of $6.00 per application to apply to the lottery. More information and instructions are available at: www.blm.gov/rogueriver. Lottery application assistance is also available during the open period by calling 1-877-444-NRRS (6777).
With the permit lottery offered through Recreation.gov, both successful and unsuccessful lottery applicants will be notified for the first time and those notifications will be provided on February 10, 2017, twenty days earlier than the previous system. Applicants will also be able to check their Recreation.gov profile to view details of their lottery results.
After the lottery closes, all successful permit reservations and float space openings resulting from cancellations, will be managed by the Smullin Visitor Center at Rand. For more information email the Smullin Visitor Center: BLM_OR_MD_Rogue_River_Mail@blm.gov.