Jefferson River Topo Map

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The three forks of the Missouri were named after members of Thomas Jefferson’s cabinet during the Lewis and Clark expedition. Ironically, it is the president’s namesake river that has fallen the greatest distance from grace since that time. The prolific practice of irrigation and diversion has all but sucked the life out of the Jefferson for most of its length. The Jefferson enjoys a Blue Ribbon pedigree as the offspring of the Big Hole, Beaverhead and Ruby rivers. This rich heritage however, cannot overcome the deficit water management practices that put the “Jeff ” on the ropes every summer. As a result the river suffers from high temps, low oxygen, low water, and siltation. Types of Fish: Brown and Rainbow Trout, Whitefish. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.
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Cardwell, Montana

Get Jefferson River Topo maps on One of Montana's best camping sites, Jefferson River is located near Cardwell, MT. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Jefferson River. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Jefferson River route ahead of time.

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Mar 2018