Snake River Permit Information

River Permits - Snake River

Group Use

Since 1998, the Bridger-Teton National Forest has required groups over 15 people to obtain a group use permit prior to arriving at the river.

The Jackson Ranger District requires special use permits for non-commercial groups over 15 people and for institutional outfitters (for example-but not inclusive; non-profits, school recreation groups, school classes, special camps, etc.). Please read the following to find out if your group needs one of these permits. Groups that require a permit, but do not have one when they come to the river will be turned away. No exceptions will be made. This permit program is for your safety and enjoyment of the river and we want you to have a great time while you’re here. Please respect the rules that have been set up in order to protect the river and your recreation experience.**

Please read the following list and click on the following appropriate link for your group:

·         The group does not have an entry or participation fee.

·         No money is charged for goods or services related to the trip.(beyond cost-sharing)

·         Donations and fees are not accepted that exceed the actual costs of the trip.

·         Guides, leaders, boat owners and trip planners are in no way compensated.

·         The opportunity to participate is not limited to a specific segment of society.

If your group DOES NOT MEET these qualifications click here…

If your group DOES MEET one or more of these above qualifications click here…

**Any group that reimburses a guide in any way for a trip and is not a permitted outfitter or an institution with a Forest Service permit, is guiding illegally and will be prosecuted.

**Any group that requires a permit and floats the river without one will be caught and cited. All violations of permit requirements are punishable by up to six months in jail, and/or a $5,000 fine.