Missouri River Three Forks to the Montana-North Dakota border

Three Forks, Montana

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The river that carried Lewis and Clark across much of Montana is a trout-filled mountainous stream in its upper reaches and a broad, scenic prairie river in its lower two-thirds. This is a trip through history. The river is Class I, suitable for beginners its entire length, except below Morony Dam in Great Falls (4 miles of Class III rapids). Float from Fred Robinson to Fort Peck Reservoir in September to see and hear one of the last remaining prairie elk herds in the nation.
Paddling Montana

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Paddling Montana

by Hank & Carol Fischer (Falcon Guides)

The river that carried Lewis and Clark across much of Montana is a trout-filled mountainous stream in its upper reaches and a broad, scenic prairie river in its lower two-thirds. This is a trip through history.

The river is Class I, suitable for beginners its entire length, except below Morony Dam in Great Falls (4 miles of Class III rapids). Float from Fred Robinson to Fort Peck Reservoir in September to see and hear one of the last remaining prairie elk herds in the nation.

©  Hank & Carol Fischer/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Three Forks
Distance: Various
Skill Level: Easy
Class: Class I
Local Contacts: BLM, Lewiston, 406-538-7461
Local Maps: BLM #39(Great Falls North), #40 (Great Falls South), #41 (Canyon Ferry Dam), #42 (Townsend), #43 (Bozeman), #48 (Lonesome Lake), #49 (Fort Benton), #58 (Winifred), RAG-16, RAG-17, #84 (Glasgow), #85 (Fort Peck Lake East), #93 (Wolf Point), #102 (Culbertson), Upper Missouri National Wild & Scenic River (maps 1 & 2, 3 & 4). USFS Helena. USGS Bozeman-MY, White Sulphur, Great Falls, Shelby, Lewistown, Jordan, Wolf Point.
Driving Directions: Directions to Missouri River: Three Forks to the Montana-North Dakota border

Recent Trail Reviews

10/22/2009
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While I've floated various points along the Missouri River in Montana, I would recommend to anyone beginning in Ft. Benton and continuing downstream to Kipps Landing. The highlight of any trip along this river is the Wild & Scenic section. Make camp at Eagle Creek and Hole-in-the-Wall for some really great hiking.



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