Stillwater River

Absarokee, Montana

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
“Stillwater” is a misnomer. One suspects that the early explorer who named this river either looked only at a short section or had a wry sense of humor. The Stillwater has less quiet water proportionally than any river in the state. Intrepid kayakers love this roly-poly stream. Boulders, many the size of large chest freezers, stud almost the entire length of the river. The melt water from Montana’s loftiest mountains courses its way through these boulder fields with plenty of foam and froth. Long after it enters the prairie land of eastern Montana, the Stillwater still looks like a mountain stream. Surrounded by fabled trout waters such as the Bighorn, Yellowstone, and Madison Rivers, the Stillwater receives little national or state attention. Instead, it makes a popular destination for local anglers who know its beauty and excellent fishing. Trout fanciers in any state would love to have the Stillwater nearby. Key species: Yellowstone cutthroat, rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, and whitefish.
Fishing Montana

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Fishing Montana

by Michael Sample (Falcon Guides)

“Stillwater” is a misnomer. One suspects that the early explorer who named this river either looked only at a short section or had a wry sense of humor. The Stillwater has less quiet water proportionally than any river in the state. Intrepid kayakers love this roly-poly stream. Boulders, many the size of large chest freezers, stud almost the entire length of the river. The melt water from Montana’s loftiest mountains courses its way through these boulder fields with plenty of foam and froth.

Long after it enters the prairie land of eastern Montana, the Stillwater still looks like a mountain stream. Surrounded by fabled trout waters such as the Bighorn, Yellowstone, and Madison Rivers, the Stillwater receives little national or state attention. Instead, it makes a popular destination for local anglers who know its beauty and excellent fishing. Trout fanciers in any state would love to have the Stillwater nearby. Key species: Yellowstone cutthroat, rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout, and whitefish.

©  Michael Sample/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: Absarokee
Local Contacts: Stillwater Complex, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
Local Maps: DeLorme Montana Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Stillwater River

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Activity Feed

Apr 2018