When to Apply
High use lottery applications will be accepted December 1, 2015, to January 31, 2016. All applicants will be notified of results by the end of February 2016. Low use, low water, one-day trips, and any available high use trips are available for reservation beginning March 1, 2016 on recreation.gov.
High Use Season for 2016
On the Green River, it is from May 9th to September 9th. On the Yampa River, it is from May 9th to July 9th. The rest of the year is considered the low use season for both river sections.
How to Apply for the Lottery
You can now apply online through Recreation.gov or you can download the 2016 High Use Boating Lottery Application, complete, and then mail the application along with a check or money order for the application fee to:
River Office, Dinosaur National Monument
4545 Highway 40
Dinosaur, Colorado 81610
Please note: Only ONE APPLICATION PER PERSON will be accepted. Duplicate applications are destroyed. Use only the current 2016 application. This is the last year that paper applications will be accepted.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Applicant or trip leader must have operated non-motorized boats on rivers rated Class III or higher. Illegible or incomplete applications will be rejected. Please type or print information clearly.
Application Fee $15.00
Multi-Day Permit Fee $185.00
One-Day Permit Fee $20.00
Over-length Trip Fee $35.00
For more detailed information on river permit fees, see our river permit fee page.
To Contact the River Permit Office
Staff are available by phone to answer questions and assist with trip planning Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to Noon (Mountain Time), at (970) 374-2468. You may also contact us by email.