Most commercial outfitters have their guests meet at Galice Resort, Morrison’s Lodge, or their own properties either the night prior or the morning of their launch date. If you have a non commercial permit, you will need to go to Smullin Visitor Center to pick up your permit the day of your trip. The fastest way to get to Smullin Visitor Center from Interstate-5 is to take Exit 61 and head West. It will take roughly 25 – 30 minutes to get to Smullin Visitor Center. From Smullin Visitor Center to Grave Creek, it is only about a 10 minute drive. Keep in mind that there is no cell phone service once you pass the town of Merlin.