Friday, July 31, 2015

Using non OEM Oil

For years, AMSOIL and its Dealers have actively addressed concerns over new vehicle and equipment warranties. As millions of satisfied AMSOIL customers know, using AMSOIL synthetic lubricants or practicing extended drain intervals do not void new vehicle or equipment warranties. Some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), however, try to revive old fears about warranty coverage in an attempt to increase sales of their own, typically more-expensive, OEM-branded oils. 

Misleading OEM Practices
OEMs often suggest in owner’s manuals, advertisements or through dealership personnel that motorists and enthusiasts must use the OEM-branded oil to comply with the new vehicle or equipment warranty. The tactic is especially pervasive in the powersports market. Some OEMs include warnings of catastrophic engine failure should a non-OEM oil be used. 
These are nothing more than fear tactics meant to strong-arm motorists and enthusiasts into buying the OEM-branded lubricant. Many are unaware, however, that it is against the law for OEMs to tie use of a specific brand of oil to the warranty, as implicitly stated in the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, or to void the warranty simply because motorists practice extended drain intervals or use, for example, a non-API-certified oil.

AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants are Warranty Secure™
AMSOIL developed the Warranty Secure icon and associated statement to simply and effectively reinforce the truth about warranties and your right to use AMSOIL synthetic lubricants. The statement uses clear, direct language to remind consumers that the law is on their side, while the icon serves to quiet fears consumers may have as a result of misleading or false claims from an OEM, dealership or mechanic. Pursuant to the Magnuson Moss Act, motorists and enthusiasts have the right to use whichever brand of oil they prefer and to practice extended drain intervals without voiding their factory warranties. 

Because the issue is most prevalent in the powersports market, the icon appears alongside powersports products, including new AMSOIL 20W-40 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil. Visit for complete details.

Visit the Space Coast

Stretching along 72 miles of Florida's east coast, the Space Coast is best known as the home of the Kennedy Space Center. Located one short hour from Orlando, the Space Coast also provides numerous opportunities to visit cultural, natural, historic and recreational sites. The trip may start inOrlando, but the discovery begins on America's public lands and waters.

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center
The Kennedy Space Center, or KSC for short, is NASA's launch headquarters - geared up to be the spaceport of the future for both government and commercial spacecraft. KSC's visitor complex is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, take special behind-the-scenes tours or view the retired Space Shuttle Atlantis. KSC also sponsors tours of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, launch site for many historical launches. Visit the Kennedy Space Center website to get more information about tours and visits. Located 45 miles/60 minutes east of Orlando

Canaveral National Seashore

Canaveral National Seashore (Neil Folsom/Share the Experience)
The Canaveral National Seashore is home to the longest expanse of pristine shoreline in Florida, as well as to threatened animals such as nesting sea turtles. Visitors can swim in the ocean, fish in the lagoon or stroll down a wooded trail. Visit the Canaveral National Seashore’s Outdoor Activities page for additional information on camping, boating, scenic driving and more. Located 62 miles/70 minutes east of Orlando.

Ocala National Forest

Ocala National Forest (USFS)
The Ocala is the southernmost forest in the continental United States and protects the world's largest contiguous sand pine scrub forest. Home to more than 600 lakes, rivers and springs, this National Forest contains some of the most pristine springs in the United States. Visitors can swim, snorkel and dive in these crystalline waters year-round.Camping is available throughout the forest. Located 70 miles/90 minutes north of Orlando.

The Air Force Space and Missile Museum

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station preserves both the hardware and the spirit of the United States' venture into space. Visitors have the opportunity to view displays of numerous missiles, rockets and related space equipment. The Air Force Space and Missile Museum highlights the Air Force as a major participant in America's space program and emphasizes activities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station beginning in the early 1950s and continuing today. Located 60 miles/60 minutes east of Orlando.

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Merritt Island (Ahmed Shehadeh/Share the Experience)
The refuge was established in 1963 on 140,000 acres surrounding NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Merritt Island contains a wide variety of habitats including coastal dunes, freshwater impoundments, saltwater estuaries and marshes, all of which provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and animals. Many recreational activities such as bird and wildlife observation, the Blackpoint Wildlife Drive, manatee observation deck, fishing and hunting, boating and paddling are available. Participate in the annual Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the United States. Visit the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge website to plan your visit. Located 46 miles/55 minutes from Orlando.

Orange County Regional History Center

Orange County Regional History Center
Making history relevant, interesting and fun are the goals of the Orange Country Regional History Center. Showcasing vast collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida Inc., the museum features three floors of permanent exhibitions and also presents nationally important limited-run exhibitions. The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and was accredited by the American Association of Museums, which is the highest honor a museum can receive.Located in Orlando.

The Mennello Museum of American Art

The Mennello Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and elucidates the art of the United States from a variety of time periods and genres. With a collection that emphasizes national and local culture, the museum is situated on a beautiful lake in the cultural Loch Haven Park in Orlando. The museum grounds are also home to a beautiful biking and hiking trail that surround Lake Formosa and lets visitors view the extensive sculpture garden as they pass. Located in Orlando.

The Museum of Arts and Sciences at Daytona Beach

The Museum of Arts and Sciences at Daytona Beach
Best known for its definitive collection of Cuban art--the largest of its kind outside of Cuba--it was acquired in 1956 when Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista donated his private collection to the city. The permanent collection also includes American fine and decorative art from 1640-1920, Chinese art, African cultural objects and prehistory of Florida which includes the skeleton of a 13-foot-tall, 130,000-year-old giant ground sloth. Visit the the Museum of Arts and Scienceswebsite for more information. Located 55 miles/53 minutes northeast of Orlando.

The Polk Museum of Art

This engaging museum strives to create excitement, curiosity and an appreciation for the arts by looking, listening and doing. The museum's collections span five continents, including European and American decorative arts, Pre-Columbian, Asian, African and folk art. A sculpture garden provides an additional sensory experience. Visit the Polk Museum of Art website to plan your visit. Located 55 miles/52 minutes southeast of Orlando.

St. Lucie South

St. Lucie Visitor Center
Located on the St. Lucie Canal portion of the Okeechobee Water, St. Lucie South is the perfect camping location with its tropical atmosphere and lush vegetation. Aside from camping, other activities here include fishing, picnicking, boating and enjoyment of the quiet surroundings. The campground offers nine RV/tent sites and eight boat campsites. Make sure to read our Spotlight article on St. Lucie South to learn even more. Located 140 miles/70 minutes southeast of Orlando.

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge stretches across 20.5 miles between Melbourne Beach and Wabasso Beach. The refuge was established in 1991 and was named after the late Dr. Archie Carr, Jr., in honor of his extraordinary contribution to sea turtle conservation. Refuge highlights include the Barrier Island Sanctuary Management and Education Center, sea turtle watch programs, hiking trails, beach access and saltwater fishing. Located 88 miles/100 minutes southeast of Orlando.

Castillo De San Marcos National Monument

Castillo De San Marcos National Monument
The Castillo De San Marcos is the oldest existing permanent seacoast fortification in the continental United States. The present star-shaped fort, surrounding moat and earthworks were constructed from 1672 to 1756 to protect Spanish territory in Florida and shipping routes along the coast.Located 105 miles/110 minutes northeast of Orlando.

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Eight Whale Watching Spots

Experience the sight of a whale slapping the water with a fin, blowing water and air through its spout or even fully breaching the surface in an acrobatic arch. Here are eight places where you can see whales from the shore or within a short boat ride away. To witness these magnificent mammals during the year depends on what they are doing—breeding and calving, feeding or migrating. While you are on the Whale Trail download the free mobile application, Whale Alert, that allows you to submit location data to reduce ship strikes that occur when feeding and migrating whales encounter shipping lanes.

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Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve (Mike Chappell/Share the Experience)
Glacier Bay National Park and
Preserve (Mike Chappell/Share
the Experience)
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve | Peak Season: May - August
Humpback whales migrate to this area each year after spending summers fasting and basking in the warm waters of places like Hawai'i and Mexico. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve’s strong protection and nutrient rich waters provide just the right conditions for these magnificent mammals to feed almost 23 hours a day during the summer months. Gray whales stay to the outer coast during spring and fall migration, Dall's porpoises stay in the open waters, harbor porpoises and Steller sea lions favor more sheltered waters, killer whales swim through in all seasons, and sea otters thrive throughout the park. Most visitors experience Glacier Bay by kayak, charter boat, tour vessels and even cruise ships, and sometimes the best whale encounters are from the docks at Bartlett Cove. Check the park's Glacier Bay by Boatpage for more information.


Cabrillo National Monument (NPS)
Cabrillo National Monument
Cabrillo National Monument | Peak Season: mid-December - March
Cabrillo National Monument, just west of San Diego on the Point Loma Peninsula which extends into the Pacific Ocean, is the perfect location to witness gray whales as they migrate from the Arctic to the bays of Baja California, Mexico. The Whale Overlook and Old Point Loma Lighthouse within the monument provide the best views forspotting the whales. While some whales swim close by, most travel about three quarters of a mile (1.2 km) off shore. Read more about what you can do at Cabrillo in our spotlight article.
Channel Islands (Harold Epstein/Share the Experience)
Channel Islands (Harold Epstein/
Share the Experience)
Channel Islands | Peak Season: mid-December - March
The areas around the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and the Channel Islands National Park are some of the most important feeding grounds in the world for endangered blue and humpback whales. These animals travel from their breeding areas in Mexico and Central America to feed on the abundant krill and fish that school in the Channel Islands’ nutrient-rich waters. Visit the park’s Island Transportation page for details on getting to the islands by boat or airplane.
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA)
Cordell Bank National Marine
Sanctuary (NOAA)
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary and Point Reyes National Seashore | Peak Season: June - November
The unique conditions of topography and currents within the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary combine to support diverse wildlife, including whales. Humpback and blue whales may be spotted from June through November as Cordell Bank experiences an upwelling of deep nutrient-rich water that provides abundant feeding grounds for these mammals. The sanctuary is entirely offshore, 50 miles (80.4 km) northwest of the Golden Gate Bridge near San Francisco. The best times for viewing are during the summer and early fall months. The annual Field Seminar to the Sanctuary, hosted by Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary in partnership with Point Reyes Field Institute, is a great way to learn about and view these rare creatures.
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA)
Monterey Bay National
Marine Sanctuary (NOAA)
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary | Peak Season: Year round for a variety of species
In spring and summer, the waters near the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary are rich in nutrients and attract whales, dolphins and seabirds to feed on abundant krill, fish and squid. Humpback and blue whales can be seen mostly in the summer and fall as they feast on krill. Killer whales and dolphins may be seen throughout the year preying on other marine mammals and fish, respectively. Spot gray whales migrating from their feeding grounds in the Bering Sea between Russia and Alaska to their winter breeding grounds in Baja California, Mexico during the winter and early spring.


Hawaiian Islands National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA)
Hawai'ian Islands National
Marine Sanctuary (NOAA)
Hawai'ian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary | Peak Season: November - May
More than 20 marine mammal species inhabit the beautiful waters of Hawai'ian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary that surround the Hawai'ian Islands, including delightfully charismatic spinner dolphins and the endangered Hawai'ian monk seal. The mammals that attract the most attention are the thousands of humpback whales that migrate to Hawai'i each winter to mate, calve and nurse their young in the warm waters. Check the sanctuary’s list of Top Ten Sites for Shoreline Whale Watching or sign up for a boat tour or whale watching cruise available from most of Hawai'i's harbors from December through April.
You can even help the sanctuary monitor the humpback whales! Get involved in the Sanctuary Ocean Count on Oahu, Kauai and Hawai'i.


Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (Ari Friedlaender/NOAA)
Stellwagen Bank National
Marine Sanctuary (Ari Friedlaender/
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary | Peak Season: Summer
The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is one of the top whale watching destinations in the world! Race Point Beach at nearby Cape Cod National Seashore (near Provincetown) is an excellent location to look for whales from the shore or contact one of thewhale watching companies that offer boat tours for a closer look. Experience close encounters with whales, respectfully and safely. NOAA partners with commercialwhale watching companies that participate in the Whale Sense Program which recognizes companies committed to responsible whale watching practices. Learn more about Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary as a whale-watching destination.


Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (NOAA)
Olympic Coast National
Marine Sanctuary (NOAA)
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary | Peak Season: Year round, depending on the species
The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary offers several locations along The Whale Trail where visitors are likely to spot whales and other marine mammals. La Push Beach is the northernmost beach along Washington’s Pacific Coast and is known for whale watching and scenic beauty. Gray whales and orcas can typically be seen from shore, but humpback whales feed miles off shore requiring a boat ride to catch a glimpse of these migrating mammals in early spring.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sell AMSOIL Products at your Store

AMSOIL products are a valuable addition to any store or shop that sells related products or services. Their high quality is sought by consumers, and their exclusivity creates competition in the retail marketplace. The AMSOIL Retail Account Program can help you generate new business and boost profits.
Increase Profits
Increase Profits
AMSOIL products are in demand. They are premium products that deliver strong profits and help bring new customers to your business. Their quality and performance create lifelong repeat customers. 

ExclusivityExclusive Distribution
AMSOIL products are not available everywhere and won’t ever be distributed to large national chain stores. AMSOIL limits its sales to small and regional chains to protect small stores that offer specialized products and services from large competitors and predatory pricing. Carrying AMSOIL products can give you an edge over the competition.
Complete Line of Products
Complete Line of Products
A complete product line ensures your customers will find what they need. With everything from advanced synthetic drivetrain lubricants to premium fuel additives, AMSOIL makes products to satisfy nearly every demand. Your customers will appreciate the benefits they receive from using high-quality AMSOIL products.

Advertising SupportAdvertising Support
Registering as an AMSOIL retail account and maintaining a minimum amount of stock qualifies your shop to receive AMSOIL promotional displays. It also qualifies your shop to be listed on the AMSOIL Online Locator at, helping drive new traffic to your business. The AMSOIL Online Locator allows visitors to to search for stores and shops in their area that sell or install AMSOIL products. Your shop will have its own detailed profile page listing your hours of operation and the products and services you offer. The AMSOIL Online Locator increases your online presence, showcases your unique message and puts you in front of potential new local customers.
AMSOIL also offers a Co-op Advertising Program for retail accounts.  Co-op credit is earned according to the amount of AMSOIL products purchased.  Co-op credit can be redeemed for print and broadcast advertising featuring AMSOIL products, or for AMSOIL promotional items or merchandising materials.
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Synthetic Oil Summer Performance

Superior Protection and Performance for Summer Equipment


AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke® 10W-30 (WCT) and 10W-40 (WCF) Marine Synthetic Motor Oils provide superior wear protection, viscosity stability, low volatility and excellent low-temperature fluidity in four-stroke gasoline-fueled marine engines.

AMSOIL HP Marine™ Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil provides maximum protection and performance in two-stroke outboard motors.

AMSOIL Synthetic 2-Stroke Injector Oil is an excellent, lower-cost option in two-stroke outboards.

AMSOIL DOMINATOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Racing Oil provides maximum protection and performance in high-performance and racing performance in high-performance and racing two-stroke boat motors.


Superior Performance
AMSOIL Synthetic Motorcycle Oil provides superior multi-functional benefits for the special requirements of motorcycle applications. These exclusive AMSOIL formulations provide outstanding protection for hot-running American and foreign motorcycle engines, transmissions and primary chaincases.
AMSOIL 20W-50 Advanced Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is recommended for liquid- or air-cooled four-stroke motorcycle engines calling for a 15W-50 or 20W-50 oil, while also providing superior protection for transmissions and primary chaincases.
AMSOIL 10W-40 Advanced Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is recommended for liquid- or air-cooled four-stroke motorcycle engines calling for a 10W-40 or 20W-40 oil, while also providing superior protection for transmissions.
AMSOIL 10W-30 Advanced Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is recommended for liquid or air-cooled four-stroke motorcycle, scooter, ATV and UTV engines calling for a 10W-30 oil, while also providing superior protection for transmissions.
AMSOIL SAE 60 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil is recommended for Harley-Davidson and big-bore motorcycles calling for an SAE 60 oil, while also providing superior protection for transmissions. AMSOIL Ea Motorcycle Oil Filters feature full-synthetic technology, providing superior protection for motorcycles, ATVs, four-stroke personal watercraft, snowmobiles and outboard motors. Ea Motorcycle Oil Filters last longer, stop smaller dirt particles and offer less restriction, helping extend equipment and filter life and improve performance. Ea Motorcycle Oil Filters are fluted for easy removal. Available in black or chrome.

Lawn Equipment

AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke® Synthetic Small Engine Oil is a robust formulation ideal for the hot-temperature, severe-service operating conditions of four-stroke lawn care equipment. Formula 4-Stroke Synthetic Small Engine Oil resists heat and reduces oil consumption, and it provides excellent protection for transmission systems.
AMSOIL Saber® Professional Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil provides one oil that covers all mix ratios. It is designed for pre-mix applications as leas as 100:1 ratios or richer. It guards against deposits, helps improve throttle response and lowers or eliminates smoke. 


AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke® Power Sports Synthetic Motor Oil is specially formulated for four-stroke ATVs, UTVs, Snowmobiles and other powersports equipment. Its broad viscosity range and wax-free formulation make it excellent for use in both hot and cold temperature extremes.
Formula 4-Stroke Power Sports Oil is wet-clutch compatible and contains no friction modifiers, making it ideal for both two- and four-stroke ATV transmissions. The friction-modifier-free formulation is designed to prevent clutch slippage, delivering maximum torque and power to the wheels – a critical feature for towing or high-horsepower engines.


AMSOIL Formula 4-Stroke® 10W-40 Synthetic Scooter Oil is formulated specifically to meet the special needs of today’s high-tech air- and watercooled four-stroke motorized scooters, offering superior wear protection and friction reduction for longer equipment life and cooler operating temperatures.
Formula 4-Stroke Synthetic Scooter Oil delivers exceptional shear stability, ensuring consistent viscosity protection and providing additional protection for transmissions and gear boxes. Its friction modifier-free formulation ensures wet-clutch compatibility and smooth clutch operation.

Dirt Bikes

AMSOIL 10W-40 Synthetic Motorcycle Oil provides outstanding protection for four-stroke dirt bike engines, while also providing excellent protection for transmissions.
AMSOIL synthetic 2-stroke Oils provide maximum protection and performance in high-stress, high-revving two-cycle dirt bike engines, providing outstanding wear protection, controlling engine operating temperatures, helping increase power output, maintaining engine cleanliness and reducing smoke, odor and emissions.
AMSOIL INTERCEPTOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Oil provides superior protection for two-cycle motorcycle engines.

AMSOIL DOMINATOR® Synthetic 2-Stroke Racing Oil is specially engineered to provide superior protection in highperformance and racing two-cycle engines.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Avoid Child Heatstroke in the Car

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of death among children. Unfortunately, even great parents can forget a child in the back seat. Other risk factors include caregivers who aren’t used to driving kids or whose routine suddenly changes.
Whether you’re a parent, caregiver or bystander of a child left in a car, it’s vitally important to understand children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults. Follow these important rules and tips to protect children from heatstroke:

Tips to Avoid Child Heatstroke

Tips to Avoid Child Heatstroke
Always Look Before You Lock
  • Always check the back seats of your vehicle before your lock it and walk away.
  • Keep a stuffed animal or other memento in your child’s car seat when it’s empty, and move it to the front seat as a visual reminder when your child is in the back seat.
  • If someone else is driving your child, or your daily routine has been altered, always check to make sure your child has arrived safely.
Keep in Mind a Child’s Sensitivity to Heat
  • In 10 minutes, a car’s temperature can rise over 20 degrees.
  • Even at an outside temperature of 60 degrees, the temperature inside your car can reach 110 degrees.
  • A child dies when his/her body temperature reaches 107 degrees.
Understand the Potential Consequences of Kids in Hot Cars
  • Severe injury or death
  • Being arrested and jailed
  • A lifetime of regret
If you see a child alone in a car, don’t worry about getting involved in someone else’s business—protecting children is everyone’s business; besides, “Good Samaritan” laws offer legal protection for those who offer assistance in an emergency.
Here’s What You Can Do
  • Don’t wait more than a few minutes for the driver to return.
  • If the child is not responsive or is in distress, immediately:
    • Call 911.
    • Get the child out of the car.
    • Spray the child with cool water (not in an ice bath).
  • If the child is responsive:
    • Stay with the child until help arrives.
    • Have someone else search for the driver or ask the facility to page them.
Warning Signs of Heatstroke
  • Red, hot, and moist or dry skin
  • No sweating
  • Strong, rapid pulse or slow, weak pulse
  • Nausea
  • Confusion or strange behavior

Bruton Motor Sports cares about child safety, parents should be diligent in buckling up, NEVER leave a child alone in a hot car! Ever!!! "Don't Forget Pets"....
(source US DOT)


The Main Salmon Wild and Scenic River (Long Tom Bar to Corn Creek) offers powerboat users a fun, challenging and beautiful trip through a deep and rugged canyon. The Main Salmon River travels east to west for over 80 miles bisecting both the Frank Church River of No Return and Selway Bitterroot Wilderness areas. This undammed, free flowing river contains many class III and some class IV rapids, depending on water level, and its whitewater characteristics change greatly over the course of the year as flows fluctuate. The Main Salmon not only offers river users the opportunity to seek solitude, but also provides a unique glimpse into the past, from prehistoric pictographs to old homesteads.

There are two primary seasons on the Main Salmon, control and non-control. The control season lasts from June 20 through September 7 each year, and during that period a limit has been set at six powerboats on the river per day, with no more than three powerboats traveling together as a group. The maximum stay is limited to six nights and seven days during this season with a maximum group size of 30. All power boaters are required to pay the fee of $4.00 per person per day and carry a valid permit. In additio, each powerboat must have a shovel, bucket, strainer, portable toilet and a fire pan at all times.

For those heading out during the non-control season between September 8 and June 19, the maximum stay is 10 days and nine nights. There is no limit on the number of power boats allowed on the river during this time, and all campsites are first-come-first-served. The group size and equipment requirements remain the same year round. It is prohibited to leave your camp or equipment unattended for over 24 hours without prior approval.
Know Before You Go
Control Season Regulations (June 20 - September 7)

  • Maximum party size is 30 people.
  • No more than 3 boats traveling together as a group, with a maximum number of 1 powerboat craft per reservation.
  • Permits are non-transferable with a maximum stay of 6 nights 7 days.
  • All solid human waste (fecal matter) must be carried out and disposed of as required by local regulations. All trips must be equipped with an approved human waste carry out system. Leaving solid human body waste on Public Land or dumping it into vault toilets or trash receptacles at Forest Service facilities is prohibited.
  • Fire pans are required to contain camp and/or cooking fires year-round and all ashes and other fire residue must be packed out.
  • Cutting or gathering any standing firewood within the river corridor is prohibited. Firewood must be dead and down.
  • Chainsaw use is prohibited unless authorized by either the North Fork or Salmon River Ranger District Ranger.
  • Strain waste water (dishwater) and dispose of food particles in trash, disperse water above the high water line away from the camping area. You are required to pack out all garbage.
  • Use or disposal of soap, detergent, or other pollutants in the river, side streams or hot springs is prohibited.
  • Equipment left unattended for more than 24 hours without permission from a forest officer is prohibited.
  • Staying in reserved camps without a reservation is prohibited.
  • Shovel and bucket are required for fire suppression.
  • No camping within 250 yards of Barth Hot Springs.
  • Public nudity is prohibited.
  • Boat registration numbers on motorized river craft must be displayed pursuant to state and federal requirements; this includes float craft with kicker motors.
  • The use of non-valid river craft is prohibited. This includes, jet skis, amphibious craft, mini submarines, powerboats under 8 feet in length and/ or designed to carry a maximum of 2 passengers, and motorized watercraft that must be straddled when ridden by the operator and/ or passenger.
  • Launching of float craft from private powerboats, year-round is prohibited.
  • A personal floatation device (PFD) is required for each person on any river craft.
  • Children 12 years or younger are required to wear a PFD at all times while river craft is underway.
  • Use of fuel absorption material is required during an on-river fueling operation.
  • Any type of commercial activity without a special use authorization is prohibited.
  • Operating any river craft in a reckless or careless manner, or while under the influence of intoxicants is prohibited.
  • Discharging a firearm near or within an occupied area, such as a campsite, is prohibited. Appropriate and safe use of firearms by all members of the party will be the direct responsibility of the trip leader.
  • Users must abide by all state and federal laws.
  • Permit holders must be 18 years old by the launch date.

  • Non Control Season Regulations (September 8 - June 19)
    Same as listed above with the following differences:

  • No limit on the number of powerboats in the river corridor or in a group.
  • Maximum stay is 9 nights 10 days.
  • Contact Information

    Salmon River Ranger District
    304 Slate Creek Road
    White Bird, Idaho
    Phone: 208-839-2211

    Attention: Main Salmon River Permit Conditions: Permits are required year-round for accessing the Main Salmon Wild and Scenic River. Powerboat permits are available for reservation annually on June 1st for the control season dates (June 20-September 7). Powerboat permits for non-control season dates (September 8-June 19, annually) become available for reservation six months in advance.

    Cancellation Policy: Please note, once your permit is printed, it cannot be cancelled or changed. Cancel reservation at least seven days prior to scheduled arrival date and receive full refund minus $6.00 reservation fee. Changes can be made to your permit one day prior to your scheduled arrival date.

    Number of Permits Allowed: Customer may have three active permits during the control season and an unlimited amount of permits outside of the control season. 

    Auto Touring America's Highways

    America's highways, byways, and backroads provide excellent opportunities for exploring our public recreational lands. Maps highlighting points of interest and scenic vistas for road trips are available for and at these sites. For detailed information on a particular site, please contact that site directly. Drive Safely.
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    Backcountry Roads Get Offroad!

    There are thousands of miles of roads and trails on public lands that are appropriate and accessible for Off Highway Vehicles (OHV's) use. OHV's are a fun and exciting way to experience America's natural treasures.
    Backcountry roads and trails provide a wide range of recreational opportunities for responsible Off Highway Vehicle users on public lands. These opportunities range from vehicle touring to vehicle access for hiking, hunting, fishing, and other public land uses, as well as unconfined vehicle use at designated "OHV Open Areas". Fees and seasonal restrictions related to OHV use may vary from site to site. For more detailed information about a particular recreational area, contact the site directly.
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    Off-Highway Vehicles