North Fork Flathead River

Polebridge, Montana 59928

North Fork Flathead River

North Fork Flathead River Professional Review and Guide

"The glacial-green waters of the North Fork flow through heavily forested terrain along the western border of Glacier National Park, occasionally providing spectacular glimpses of snowcapped peaks.

A road on the east side of the river in Glacier National Park also parallels the river for much of its length and offers occasional access. Called the “inside” North Fork Road, it leads to Kintla Lake and offers limited river access between Polebridge and the lake. Most floaters, however, launch from the west side of the river. Developed river access points occur at fairly regular intervals, and there are some undeveloped launch sites off the road."

North Fork Flathead River Reviews

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Awsome. The North Fork was so cool with the area of Glacier National Park that doesn''t get traveled on it''s one side. We didn''t see any people the whole trip except for in Polebridge and the entrances to the Park. Much wildlife and fish. Kinda hard to get to though.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
58 miles
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Class I-II
Dangerous logjams, narrow channels, and shallow riffles; cold, glacial water.
Fishing, Camping, Birding
Additional Use
Montana Raft Company, West Glacier; Glacier Raft Company, West Glacier; Flathead National Forest, Hungry Horse; FWP, Kalispell.
Local Contacts
USFS: Flathead; Flathead National Forest and Glacier Natural History Association: Three Forks of the Flathead Wild & Scenic River Float Guide; USGS: Kalispell, MT; Glacier National Park; Montana Afloat: #5 (The Flathead River: North Fork).
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Jul 2018