Canyon Ferry Reservoir

Helena, Montana

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Fifteen miles east of the copper dome of the Montana capitol in Helena lies one of Montana’s most popular fishing holes, 25-mile Canyon Ferry Reservoir. Covering 35,300 acres, this Missouri River reservoir has become one of Montana’s foremost recreation areas because of its proximity to many of the state’s largest urban areas—Helena, Great Falls, Butte, and Bozeman. Residents of both eastern and western Montana often drive over to fish and relax here at one of the many recreation areas scattered around the shoreline. In fact, it currently ranks as the most fished water in the entire state of Montana. Attracted by its excellent fishing, sailing and power boating, water-skiing and swimming, clean air and water, and spectacular mountain scenery, recreationists come here to shed the worries and cares of hectic twentieth century America. There’s plenty of room to do so at Canyon Ferry, because there are twenty-four FWP-maintained recreation sites around the reservoir.
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Fishing Montana

by Michael Sample (Falcon Guides)

Fifteen miles east of the copper dome of the Montana capitol in Helena lies one of Montana’s most popular fishing holes, 25-mile Canyon Ferry Reservoir. Covering 35,300 acres, this Missouri River reservoir has become one of Montana’s foremost recreation areas because of its proximity to many of the state’s largest urban areas—Helena, Great Falls, Butte, and Bozeman.

Residents of both eastern and western Montana often drive over to fish and relax here at one of the many recreation areas scattered around the shoreline. In fact, it currently ranks as the most fished water in the entire state of Montana. Attracted by its excellent fishing, sailing and power boating, water-skiing and swimming, clean air and water, and spectacular mountain scenery, recreationists come here to shed the worries and cares of hectic twentieth century America. There’s plenty of room to do so at Canyon Ferry, because there are twenty-four FWP-maintained recreation sites around the reservoir.

©  Michael Sample/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: Helena
Local Maps: DeLorme Montana Atlas & Gazetteer
Driving Directions: Directions to Canyon Ferry Reservoir

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