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Log Jam (also known as Lake Log Jam) is a recurring physical challenge in Survivor. It debuted in Survivor: The Amazon and has reappeared in three subsequent seasons.


There is a revolving log over a pit of mud or water. All castaways will compete against each other in one-on-one matches. Whoever outlasts their opponents wins.

In team and tribal based challenges, the winner earns a point for their team or tribe. The tribe who reaches a certain amount of points win.


This challenge was first used in Survivor: The Amazon. Deena was chosen to sit out as the matches were man-on-man and woman-on-woman. In this appearance, the winner was the first tribe to reach five points. DaveButch, and Christy won all their respective rounds for the Tambaqui tribe. They won a large fruit basket and various seasonings.

This challenge returned in Survivor: All-Stars. Tom was chosen to sit out of the challenge because all matches are of the same gender. The winner was the first tribe to gain five points. Jenna L.Rob M., and Amber all won their respective rounds, winning the Chapera tribe the items that Jenna L. selected to steal from the Mogo Mogo camp.

The challenge made its return in Survivor: Gabon. Unlike the past two appearances, this was an pre-merge individual Immunity Challenge. The winner of the match advances to the next round. The last person standing in the last round wins immunity. In the first round, AceCharlieMarcusRandySugar, and Bob outlasted DanCrystalMattySusieKen, and Corinne respectively. In second round, Ace beat Charlie, Marcus beat Randy, and Sugar outlasted Bob. In the final round, all three remaining competitors were on the log. Sugar was the first person out. Marcus outlasted Ace and won individual immunity. He then awarded a second individual immunity to Sugar.

In Survivor: Redemption Island, the challenge appeared as an individual Immunity Challenge, accompanied with reward. The castaways paired off, with the winners progressing to the next round and the last person standing wins. Grant won immunity and a giant chocolate cake, the latter of which he was permitted to share with two other tribe mates. He chose to share the cake with Andrea and Rob.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
The Amazon
"More than Meats the Eye"
Tribal Reward S6 butch t.pngS6 christy t.png
S6 dave t.pngS6 heidi t.pngS6 roger t.png
"Pick a Tribemate"
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"It All Depends on the Pin-Up Girl"
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Marcus Lehman
Redemption Island
"A Mystery Package"
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Grant Mattos



  • In Survivor: All-Stars, the three people who won points for Chapera comprised the final three.
  • Only men have won this challenge as an individual challenge.
  • Rob Mariano is the only castaway to compete in this challenge more than once.


Recurring Challenges
A Bit Dinghy · A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Dizzy Miss Lizzy · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kenny Log-Ins · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Reinventing The Wheel · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Star Man · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me