Launch Permits are non-refundable.

National Park Paddlecraft Launch Permits for Black Canyon on the Colorado River are required to launch canoes and kayaks from the secured area below the Hoover Dam.

Permits are provided by Black Canyon River Adventures, managed by Guest Services, an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service.

Launch Permit Application Details

Please read the Black Canyon Paddlecraft Launch Requirements prior to starting your online application. It contains helpful information and requirements for launching at the Black Canyon / Hoover Dam site.

Permit Requirements

Enter Provider Code:
Launch Date (MM/DD/YY):
Number of Paddlecraft to Launch:
7:00am   Day Use Only
    National Park Service Restriction (restriction)
8:00am   9:00am  (restriction)
Adult Visitors:
Child Visitors ( under 16 ):
Number of Outfitter Guides:
Total Number of NPS Passes (details):

There is no entrance fee for participants under 16 years old, or participants with a valid NPS park pass.

Launch Service Providers are approved by the National Park Service.