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Montana whitewater, Blackfoot River - North Fork

Powell county, Wilderness Boundary to Blackfoot River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     6 miles
  This section of Blackfoot River - North Fork in Powell County is 6 miles long and it is classified as a class I-III section by American Whitewater. The put-in is not too far from Missoula, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The wonderful Powell County scenery and the water flowing gracefully down Blackfoot River - North Fork have people coming here. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking
    this is an area with not too many other rivers for that. There's camping available near Blackfoot River - North Fork. This river system is full of great paddling stretches, the Wilderness Boundary to Blackfoot River stretch
is just one of them. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Montana is often easier than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the rivers in this state are not very demanding. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill  
up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
Hiking along the Lake Otatsy Trail is tremendous fun, and Blackfoot River - North Fork is not far at all from Ovando. Take a hike on the McCabe Lake Creek Trail, and needless to say, A journey to Nevada Valley is always fun. This river is so perfect. It is very arid here at Blackfoot River - North Fork ordinarily. Of all the months in a year January is the one with the most snow; the driest month is July. All through the warm months at Blackfoot River - North Fork highs are commonly in the 80's while nighttime lows are typically in the 40's.

Blackfoot River - North Fork, Wilderness Boundary to Blackfoot River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Blackfoot River - North Fork.
 Whitewater Near Blackfoot River - North Fork:
Blackfoot River - North Fork, Powell County, 3 miles away
      Class I-III - 6 miles long (Wilderness Boundary to Blackfoot River)
Blackfoot River, Missoula County, 10 miles away
      Class II - 40 miles long (Highway 141 to Scotty Brown Bridge)
Blackfoot River, Missoula County, 11 miles away
      Class II-III - 32 miles long (Scotty Brown Bridge to Johnsrud Park)
Flathead River - South Fork, Flathead County, 25 miles away
      Class II+ - 31 miles long (Big Prairie to Mid Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Confluence Rafting, Missoula County, 26 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Blackfoot River - North Fork:
Discovery Ski, Montana , 37 miles away, 1670 foot drop, 6 lifts, 48 runs
Teton Pass, Montana , 48 miles away, 1010 foot drop, 2 lifts, 26 runs
Great Divide, Montana , 54 miles away, 1503 foot drop, 6 lifts, 140 runs
Marshall Mountain, Montana , 57 miles away, 1500 foot drop, 3 lifts, 23 runs
Montana Snowbowl, Montana , 63 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Montana , 86 miles away, 1800 foot drop, 8 lifts, 45 runs
 Hotels Near Blackfoot River - North Fork:
Drummond Motel, Drummond , 16 miles away
Travelodge Deer Lodge Montana, Deer Lodge , 37 miles away
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Butte , 48 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Blackfoot River - North Fork:
Harry Morgan Fishing Access Site, Ovando, 1 miles away
River Junction Fishing Access Site, Ovando, 4 miles away
Brown's Lake Fishing Access Site, Helmville, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Blackfoot River - North Fork:
McCabe Lake Creek Trail, Powell , 8 miles away
Lake Otatsy Trail, Powell , 9 miles away
Falls Canyon Trail, Powell , 9 miles away
Spread Mountain Trail, Lewis and Clark , 10 miles away
Fenn Mountain Trail, Powell , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Blackfoot River - North Fork:
Salmon Lake State Park, Montana , 22 miles away
Placid Lake State Park, Montana , 32 miles away
Beavertail Hill State Park, Montana , 36 miles away

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