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2018 High-Use Season Lottery for the Green and Yampa Rivers in Dinosaur National Monument is Open

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Date: November 30, 2017
Contact: Dan Johnson, (435) 781-7702
Contact: Mark Wilson, (970) 374-2468

Dinosaur, CO & Jensen, UT— The lottery application period for high-use season river permits opens December 1, 2017 and runs through January 31, 2018. Applicants can apply at A non-refundable $15 application fee is charged for lottery applications. Applicants can file only one application, but they may choose up to four possible launch date/river choices on the application. The Yampa and Green rivers are combined in one drawing system. 

Application results will be emailed out by the middle of February. Applicants can also log into their account and find out the status of their application. Applicants who successfully secure a launch through the lottery are required to confirm their acceptance of the date they won by logging into their account and pay for their permit online no later than February 27th. Failure to do will result in the permit being revoked.

On March 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM Mountain Standard Time all unclaimed, revoked, and low use season permits will be available through on a first come first serve basis. One-day permits for the Split Mountain section of the Green River, launching at Rainbow Park will also be available beginning March 1, 2018.

Permits are required year round to float the Green and Yampa rivers in Dinosaur National Monument. For more information on boating in the Monument, please visit our website. For general information on Dinosaur National Monument, call us at (435) 781-7700. You can also look for DinosaurNPS on social media.

Last updated: November 30, 2017

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