Beaverhead River

Twin Bridges, Montana 59754

Beaverhead River

Beaverhead River Professional Review and Guide

"Sinuous and serpentine with a jungle of vegetation, the Beaverhead meanders through rock canyons and broad valleys, and offers much of interest for Lewis and Clark aficionados.

Complex fishing and floating regulations are in place to alleviate crowding and overfishing. Many sections restrict the number of outfitted boats in any given reach. Excellent bird-watching or waterfowl hunting in season north of Dillon."

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Trail Information

Twin Bridges
Nearby City
80 miles
Skill Level
Class I
Bends, narrow channels, and swift currents in the upper 20 miles. Numerous irrigation jetties, diversions, low bridges, fences, and logjams. A low bridge (Hildreth Bridge) about 2 miles below High Bridge FAS. Three diversion dams require caution: Barrett’s, Dillon, and a diversion dam 1 mile below Twin Bridges.
Fishing, Camping, Birding
Additional Use
Frontier Anglers, Dillon; Four Rivers Fishing Company, Twin Bridges; FWP, Bozeman; BOR, Billings.
Local Contacts
BLM: #33 (Butte South), #34 (Dillon); USFS: Beaverhead Interagency Travel Plan (East and West); USGS: Dillon, MT; Montana Afloat: #7 (The Beaverhead River).
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