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BOATER PASS

The BLM has discontinued the "limited entry" system for Segment 1- Warm Springs and Trout Creek put-ins. (The last two years the maximum of 550 people per day was never met. This automatically removes "limited entry.") So, for the last minute rafters, boater passes will be available!

Segments 3 & 4 - Buck Hollow to the Mouth - are under the limited entry system. Passes for Seg. 3 & 4 limited entry dates will be distributed via the BLM boater pass website (see below). Limited entry dates are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15th through Sept. 15th.

Passes for Segments 3 and 4 are available on a first come first served basis, with 50% of the passes being released 182 days in advance, 20% released 30 days in advance, 15% released 14 days in advance, and 15% released 3 days in advance of each limited entry date. The use limitations are set so that if river use remains at current levels, most boaters should get their first choice of launch dates.

No Book Passes are available, so all boaters will be required to use the boaterpass.com website to obtain passes, or visit a participating vendor to purchase a valid boater pass.

At the Boater Pass website (www.boaterpass.com), you will need a driver's license for the group and a credit card. You need to know your put-in site, your take-out site, and how many people in your party. One pass will cover everyone. Remember, 16 people is the maximum group allowed on upriver trips. Passes cost $2.00 per person for weekdays and $8.00 per person for weekends beginning the Saturday before Memorial Day, and ending the Sunday before Labor Day. Your Boater Pass can be printed out and you're ready to go! There is no time limit on passes, so you can purchase it at any time prior to the trip!

Annual passes have been replaced by a new Frequent User Pass that is valid on all days except Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 15th through September 16th. The cost for a Frequent User Pass is $50.00.
 

Porta-Potty Requirement

This regulation requires all overnight rafters to carry an approved porta-potty system. If you don't have an approved one, we can include this in our rental equipment (a 5 gallon bucket w/gamma seal) at no additional charge. However, if it is necessary to use it, it becomes yours for a cost of $20.00.

You can clean the buckets at Maupin City Park. The BLM has installed a scat machine that takes only the 5 gallon bucket system. Cost to clean your bucket is $1.00. It is recommended that you run it through the scat machine twice for a complete sanitation.

Bagged toilet systems are not allowed on the Deschutes, so if you have a porta-potty already, make sure it is approved for use on this river. We know this was waaay more than you wanted to know, but forewarned is forearmed.

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