Below is the text of a mass email we (the BLM San Juan River Office) sent out today to all of last year's San Juan River permit applicants and reservation holders:
Dear San Juan River Runner,
This email is to inform you that the BLM San Juan River permit lottery and reservation system has moved online to www.recreation.gov
for the 2015 river season. Please note the following key dates to obtain a permit:
The permit lottery period has been reduced to trips launching between April 15th and July 15th.
The permit lottery application period will be open from December 1st through January 31st at 11:59 (ET).
Reservations for trips launching January 1st through April 14th will be available to book online on a first come, first served basis at 10:00 am (ET) on December 1st.
Reservation for trips launching July 16th through the remainder of the calendar year, as well as cancelled reservations for the lottery period, will be available to book online on a first come,first served basis beginning March 16th at 10:00 am (ET).
Additional changes have been made to fee payment due dates, refund policy, and more. Please visit the BLM San Juan River Permits page
for more information on 2015 San Juan River permits.
The BLM San Juan River office will continue to be available during our normal hours of operation, 8:00 am to noon (MDT) Monday - Friday, to answer trip planning questions or handle non-routine transactions.