Permits are required year-round for accessing the Main Salmon Wild and Scenic River. Powerboat permits will be available for reservation annually on June 1 for the control season dates (June 20-September 7). Powerboat permits for non-control season dates (September 8-June 19, annually) become available for reservation six months in advance. Customers may have three active permits during the control season and an unlimited amount of permits outside of the control season.
The details of the private powerboat permits, such as number of permits, season of use, will not be changing, only the tool used to obtain a permit. The online reservation system will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which adds additional benefits currently not available to the public. The public will also have access to a well-informed call center and Salmon River Ranger District personnel if they need assistance with the website.
Please note, once your permit is printed, it cannot be cancelled or changed. If you cancel the reservation at least seven days prior to scheduled arrival date you will receive a full refund minus the $6.00 reservation fee. Changes can be made to your permit one day prior to your scheduled arrival date, as long as it has not been printed.
The reservation website can be accessed at www.recreation.gov and utilized beginning June 1, 2015.
If you have any further questions please call Jeremy Harris at the Salmon River Ranger District at 208-839-2211.