• Camarasus skull in the cliff face, rafters on the Green River, McKee Springs petroglyphs


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  • Portion of Echo Park Closed Due to Mountain Lion Activity

    The closed area includes the group campsite (other campsites remain open), river access area, the adjacent restroom, water spigot and the path following the Green River upstream to its confluence with the Yampa River. A fresh animal kill is in the area.

River Permit Fees

All fees and deposits, except over-length fees, are nonrefundable.

Application Fee
A $15 application fee must be submitted with the lottery application. Unsuccessful lottery applicants may request a one time $15 application fee credit toward a 2013 permit issued through the call-in process. The $15 application fee must be paid immediately upon booking a trip by non-lottery participants for either 1-day or multi-day trips.

Multi-Day Trips
The permit fee for a multi-day trip is $185. If the fee was not paid at the time of booking, the permit fee is due no later than one month prior to the launch date or the trip will be cancelled. If the trip is picked up through the cancellation process and is less than 30 days away, the $185 permit fee must be paid at the time of booking-no exceptions.

One-Day Trips
The permit fee for a 1-day trip is $20. If the fee was not paid at the time of booking, the permit fee is due no later than one business day before the launch date or the trip will be cancelled. See page 3 for how to pay.

Over-Length Trip Fee
During the high-use season, the normal trip length for river trips is five days on the Yampa River and four days on the Green River. If the permit holder wishes to apply for an extra day on either river, they must send a separate check in with their confirmation form in the amount of $35. It must be separate from your payment for the permit fee to ensure that the river office can send it back to you if we are unable to accommodate your request for an over-length trip. This is also why we only accept checks (no credit cards) for over-length fees. Over-length trip requests cannot be determined until campsites are assigned for all permits, and it is determined that there is room for an over-length trip.

Entrance Fees
Park entrance fees are not included in your permit. Currently, the entrance fee is $10 per vehicle, unless you have a valid Federal park pass.

Campground Fees
Boating permit fees do NOT include camping fees if you decide to camp at Gates of Lodore, Deerlodge Park, Green River, or Split Mountain Campgrounds prior to putting on the river or after taking off. Camping at Gates of Lodore, Deerlodge Park, Green River, or Rainbow Park is available on a first come, first served basis. Campsites at the Split Mountain Group Campground may be reserved between mid April and late September. Visit our campground page for current information.


Forms of Payment Accepted

Fees (except overlength fees) may be paid by credit card (Master Card, Visa, Discover, or American Express) by phoning the River Office at (970) 374-2468, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am until Noon, (Mountain Time). We also accept personal checks, cashier's checks, or money orders made out to 'National Park Service.' Please include your 4-digit permit number on your check or money order and mail to:

Dinosaur National Monument River Office
4545 Highway 40
Dinosaur, CO 81610

Phone: (970) 374-2468 8:00 am - Noon, Monday thru Friday
FAX: (970) 374-3050

Did You Know?

Split Mountain

Split Mountain, the name John Wesley Powell gave to one of the Dinosaur’s most recognizable features, is aptly named: over millions of years, the Green River has carved a canyon into the center of the mountain, splitting it in two.