Self issue permits are required for any overnight trip on the Lower Salmon.
As of 2018, there are no private permits required on the Lower Salmon River from Vinegar Creek to Hammer Creek.
However, self-issue permits are required for all private trips below Hammer Creek from July 1st – Labor Day and
all overnight trips year-round. You can get a self-issue permit at White Bird Gravel Pit, Hammer Creek, Pine Bar,
Graves/Rock Creek, the BLM office in Cottonwood, or online on the Idaho BLM website (https://www.blm.gov/programs/recreat...tivities/idaho
). This permit also authorizes use of the Snake River in Hells Canyon
below the mouth of the Salmon River if your trip originated on the Salmon. This self-issue permit will have all of the
current rules and regulations required for a river trip through this section.
Guides must be registered and licensed.