RRFW's Grand Canyon Lottery Primer Now Online

River Runners for Wilderness has published a Grand Canyon Lottery Information Primer online for self guided river runners looking to try their luck in the Grand Canyon Lottery scheduled for May 2007, for the 2008 river season. This step-by-step tutorial features web page images captured from the Grand Canyon National Park website during last year's lottery with text explanations to help you navigate the entire process.

The Primer covers the two step registration and lottery process, beginning with how to set up a free User Profile to be eligible to register for the lottery and then walks you through the second step-the actual lottery entry which takes place when the NPS conducts the online permit lottery. Topics covered include group size, fees, and Potential Alternate Trip Leader information.

The Primer is available for download as an Adobe PDF file of 9.5MB at:

https://rrfw.org/lotteryguide/ by clicking on the following link:

Detailed information with copies of actual NPS web pages about the lottery application process (9.5MB PDF).

A free Adobe reader is required to be installed on your computer to read the file and is available at: Adobe - Reader Download.

According to information released today by National Park Service officials, online applications for this spring's lottery will be accepted from May 1st through 12:00 noon on May 28th, and the drawings will take place on May 31st. In early April a calendar will be posted on the Grand Canyon National Park Service website showing the launch dates which will be available through the lottery. The Park Service expects to hold the calendar year 2009 main lottery in February 2008.