All fees and deposits, except over-length fees, are nonrefundable.
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 2016 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.
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.
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.
Park entrance fees are not included in your permit. Currently, the entrance fee is $20 per vehicle, unless you have a valid Federal park pass.
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.