ROGUE RIVER WILD AND SCENIC SECTION PERMIT
SYSTEM FOR PRIVATE BOATERS
The information on this page is being
produced and provided to you by Rogue Wilderness Adventures, (a private for
profit corporation). We offer a variety of support service for private boaters
including: shuttles, a full service rental program for boats and
needed equipment to completely outfit your private river trip while on the
Rogue River. We in no way guarantee the accuracy of the information below. We
do not administer the permit for the Bureau of Land Management or the United
States Forest Service. The information contained here in the sole
responsibility of Rogue Wilderness Adventures and its staff and in no way
reflects the opinion or views of the federal agencies.
The Bureau of Land Management has a very good website to walk
private boaters through the confusion of obtaining a private permit on the Rogue River.
questions feel free to call the Rand Visitor Center: 541-479-3735
About the private permit system: BLM - Rogue River Private Permits
Available on the Rogue: BLM - Rogue RIver Float Openings
To apply for a permit
online: BLM - Lottery Form
Rogue Wilderness Adventures can
be reached via e-mail or by
telephone at (541) 479-9554.
Understanding the Rogue River Permit System
The "Wild Section" of the Rogue River is a
regulated use river with permits required for floating between Grave Creek and
Foster Bar from May 15 through October 15. The river Permit Office is Located
on Galice Road 3 miles past the town of Galice at the Rand Visitors Center.
Rogue River Noncommercial Float Permits are allocated through a lottery process
during the early part of each new calendar year. The application period for
this lottery runs from December 1 to January 31. For Information on Rogue River
permit lottery application process contact the office at The Rand Visitors
Center (541) 479-3735 or you can apply for a permit online.
After the lottery process, there may be
float openings available, either from days which were not filled through the
lottery or from open dates on the commercial calendar which are given over to
the private sector. These permit openings make up the "Open Pool" and are rescheduled on a first-come,
first-served basis by telephone only at Rand Visitors Center, (541) 479-3735,
beginning the first business day in April each year at 8:00 a.m. (Pacific
Time). Even after the float calendar is filled through the Open Pool, you may still take advantage of permits which
are canceled or not confirmed on time. This is referred to as the "Common Pool."
Cancellations may occur anytime, so stay in
contact with Rand office. Permit holders are required to confirm with this
office no later than 10 days before their launch date that they intend to use
their permit. Permits which are not confirmed by the ten-day deadline are
rescheduled on the ninth day before, but not including, the permitted launch
date. These float openings are given out on a first-come, first-served basis by
telephone only at River Information. To determine when you should telephone for
these openings, simply count back nine days from your preferred launch date,
starting with the day before your launch date as Day #1. These float openings
are scheduled seven days per week beginning at 7:00 a.m. (Pacific Time). This
is your most likely way to obtain a permit.
You may also schedule a float opening which
occurs because of a no-show. No-shows result when a confirmed party fails to
pick up their permit on their launch date or shows up with fewer party members
than confirmed. These float openings are rescheduled in the following manner:
first to those waiting in person at Rand Visitor Center on the actual launch
date, and second to those persons who telephone River Information on the actual
launch date. Parties receiving the no-show permits must launch their trips on
that same day.
Office hours at the Rand Visitor Center
(River Information) are from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., seven days per week
(including holidays) from May 5 through October 15. If you have questions or
need more information call River Information at (541) 479-3735 or visit their website.
If you have any questions, please feel free
to contact Rogue Wilderness Adventures via e-mail or by telephone at (541)
479-9554. Rentals and gear is available through our own Whitewater Sports rental