The Wave Lottery
Permit By Lottery
There are two ways to obtain a permit
Forty-eight people or 12 groups (whichever comes first) each day are awarded permits through an online lottery four months in advance.
Online Daily Lottery
Where do I access the geofence area to apply for daily permits? What towns or locations are within the geofence area?
BLM collaborated with the City of Page, Coconino County Arizona, Kanab City and Kane County Utah regarding the geofence boundary. The geofence area includes the following towns or communities in Arizona: Page, Greenhaven, Marble Canyon, Vermilion Cliffs, AZ, Jacob Lake, White Sage, Fredonia, Moccasin, and the Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation. The towns or communities in Utah are: Big Water, Paria, Johnson Canyon, Kanab, Mt. Carmel, Orderville, Glendale and East Zion. See Map Below.
General Frequently Asked Questions
No more than six people per group. If you exceed this limit, you may be cited. Joining people on a separate permit to exceed six people is prohibited. Everyone, regardless of age, must be included on the permit. This includes infants that are not walking.
Dogs do not count toward the group limit, but there is a charge for dogs
There will be no changes or modifications allowed to permit dates, applicant name, alternate permit holders and group size following the application process. The only way to modify these details is to cancel the first application and submit a new one, which will require an additional payment of the $9 application fee. Once the lottery has run, no changes can be made.
If the primary permit holder cannot make the trip on the permit date, the permit can only be used by the alternate permit holders listed on the application. If a primary or alternate permit holder is not present, the permit is invalid.