It’s River Permit Time: 10 Tips from our Friends at CKS!


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The Selway. Middle Fork. Yampa. Lodore. Deso/Gray. San Juan. Cataract. Salt. Grand. Those are just a few of the iconic western rivers up for grabs in this year’s river permit lottery, so start filling out those apps.

Yes, once again it’s river permit season! With snow on the ground and in the forecast, we can’t help but think about the incredible spring runoff that’s to come, and all the possibilities for river-running adventures.

Never play the game? Always wait to get asked? Well, saddle up and a apply yourself. Then you can invite who you want (ahem, and we’re always willing).

Since it’s far from their first lottery rodeo, check out the following river permit tips from Paddling Life partner CKS  for getting a western river permit.

Tip # 113: Volunteer to wash dishes and clean the groover and you’ll get asked back!

Click here for 10 Tips from CKS:


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